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Science

Submission + - Diamonds Discovered In Candlelight (telegraph.co.uk)

jkcity writes: "It is being reported that a team of researchers has discovered that every second millions of tiny nano diamonds are created and burned as a candle burns and have concluded that this is what gives a candle its sparkly burn. They talk about trying to find a method of trying to extract the diamonds. Intrestingly though the BBC has recently posted a video of them making diamonds using a blowtorch so it seems to me its probably been known about these nano diamonds for a while and the research team just discovered the already known."

Submission + - BBC thinks its ok to take copyrighted things (theregister.co.uk)

jkcity writes: "The BBC has found itself in a spot of bother having to defend itself against taking pictures and content off twitter and other social media sites without permission and also without attributions. There response is that if you post it on a social media site your free to use it anyway you see fit as normal copyright laws don't apply. The BBC is probably not the only major news organztion that does this but only one I can find that has repsonded so far, I guess they are being willingly ignorant."
EU

Submission + - Samsung tablet ban lifted for most of EU (zdnet.co.uk) 1

jkcity writes: "The ban" on sales of Samsung 10.1 tablet have been lifted except for in germany. The un-ban is enforced until 25th august while it is decided if the original court had the power to enforce an EU wide ban and also they will be looking at the evidence submitted which has since come to light as being not 100% accurate. The case could be bogged down in the count for years though"
Mars

Submission + - New record for mock space flight (thesun.co.uk)

jkcity writes: "The Sun is reporting that the Mars 500 crew have now broken the record for the longest mission ever enclosed in a metal spacecraft. The spacecraft never went into space though and remained on the ground for the fourteen month mission, instead they have been trying to stimulate the conditions of a real-life mission to the red planet in hopes of helping any future mission."
Apple

Submission + - Apple Stops Samsung Galaxy Sales In EU (bbc.co.uk)

jkcity writes: "Apple has manged to get a german court to apply an injunction stopping the sales of Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the EU. Apple is also trying to get an inunction to stop the sales of the samsung tablet in the USA as well. Samsung says the injunction was given without any hearing or presentation of evidence from themselves."

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