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Submission + - First production flying car to be built

Tookis writes: The first production flying car is being designed to be a vertical take-off and landing vehicle. The flying car, under production for consumer purchase, is called the M200G. Its cost to customers is estimated to be at least $90,000 (in U.S. dollars). The M200G uses eight low-emission Rotapower engines (Wankel rotary engines, produced by Freedom Motors). Its advanced cooling system allows it to be a fairly lightweight vehicle. Its projected cruising speed is about 50 miles per hour at about 10 feet off the ground. A Mark II version under development will have a cruising speed of 300MPH at an altitude of more than 6 miles. http://www.itwire.com.au/content/view/13627/1066/

Submission + - Australian Firefox usage hits 22%

innocence18 writes: According to a recent survey done by Nielsen Net Ratings, more than a fifth of Australian web surfers are using Firefox as their main web browser. This is significantly higher than the worldwide usage rate of 14%. While compatibility issues mean that some users are forced to use multiple browsers, this is still a fantastic in roads in the IE/FF battle.

Submission + - MORE than a fifth of Australians now use Firefox

nermaljcat writes: Australian IT reports that 22% of Australians are now using Firefox. Internet Explorer still claims 81% of the market, but that also includes Firefox users (like myself) that occasionally need to use IE because of compatibility issues with some websites.

"MORE than a fifth of Australians now use the Mozilla Firefox web browser, even though site compatibility issues mean it sometimes must be used in conjunction with Microsoft's Internet Explorer, researcher Nielsen Net Ratings says."

Submission + - Scientists Cure Cancer - No One Notices

Messianni writes: "A report at New Scientist has an article claiming that scientists have found a cheap, already tested drugs that kills most cancers. From the article:
"It sounds almost too good to be true: a cheap and simple drug that kills almost all cancers by switching off their "immortality". The drug, dichloroacetate (DCA), has already been used for years to treat rare metabolic disorders and so is known to be relatively safe. It also has no patent, meaning it could be manufactured for a fraction of the cost of newly developed drugs.
DCA attacks a unique feature of cancer cells: the fact that they make their energy throughout the main body of the cell, rather than in distinct organelles called mitochondria. This process, called glycolysis, is inefficient and uses up vast amounts of sugar. Until now it had been assumed that cancer cells used glycolysis because their mitochondria were irreparably damaged. However, Michelakis's experiments prove this is not the case, because DCA reawakened the mitochondria in cancer cells. The cells then withered and died."
So where is this in the rest of the media? Are the drug companies that powerful?"

Submission + - Are cell phone cameras really a security risk?

str4ng3 writes: "I work for a DOD Contractor that does not allow camera phones in the building, however there are no restrictions on mp3 players, USB thumbsticks and PDAs. Are camera phones really that big of a security risk in this day and age? Does anyone else share my pain?"

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