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Submission + - Mars "Avalanche" Revealed in New HiRISE Photo (discovery.com)

astroengine writes: "NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, with the help of the High-Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE), is no stranger to spotting evidence of geological process on Mars. But as the northern hemisphere of the Red Planet enters springtime, HiRISE has captured a dramatic event in real-time: a landslide consisting of ice, dust and rock — a Martian avalanche."

Submission + - FBI Sanctioned for Lying About Surveillance Record (activepolitic.com) 2

bs0d3 writes: An order from the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California has revealed the FBI lied to the court about the existence of records requested under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), taking the position that FOIA allows it to withhold information from the court whenever it thinks this is in the interest of national security. Using the strongest possible language, the court disagreed: "The Government cannot, under any circumstance, affirmatively mislead the Court." The district court sanctioned the government for lying. In issuing monetary sanctions against the DOJ, the court held, "the Government's deception of the Court was without any factual or legal basis and simply wrong."

Submission + - PRK vs LASIK (blogspot.com)

starlightoko writes: "It s hard to point out that PRK is healthier than Lasik or visa versa, however proponents of a technique to hone your skills on it and change into advocates of it."

Submission + - Mozilla Firefox 10 to have silent update mechanism (winbeta.org) 2

BogenDorpher writes: Mozilla announced recently that the company was working hard on implimenting a silent update mechanism for its popular Firefox browser. Currently planned for Firefox 10, this new silent update mechanism would minimize the amount of time it takes Firefox to launch after downloading an update.

Submission + - Mozilla Labs Bring The Webian Shell (digitizor.com)

kai_hiwatari writes: Mozilla Labs has introduced its concept of a desktop replacement called Webian Shell. The Webian Shell basically consist of a browser which will replace the traditional desktop, and where the web applications are given more importance than the native applications. Right now, the prototype of the Webian Shell is nothing more than a full screen browser with a dock which holds the tabs and the clock.

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