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Signs of Water Found On Saturnian Moon Enceladus 79

Matt_dk writes "Scientists working on the Cassini space mission have found negatively charged water ions in the ice plume of Enceladus. Their findings, based on analysis from data taken in plume fly-throughs in 2008 and reported in the journal Icarus, provide evidence for the presence of liquid water, which suggests the ingredients for life inside the icy moon. The Cassini plasma spectrometer, used to gather this data, also found other species of negatively charged ions including hydrocarbons."

Comment Re:Let them go (Score 1) 770

God, tell me you aren't our hope for "more" or we, as a nation and a society, are going to be sooo screwed. Besides, most of our young, bright minds are too damn busy becoming lawyers to go through the rigors of education to become scientists and engineers. Well, lawyers and reality-TV stars.

Comment Re:Republicans are Flat-Earth Economists (Score 1) 658

Actually, I believe it, too. I don't believe that rescuing the banks was a good idea, but it was passed and distributed. Meanwhile, jobs are being lost and the credit structure of individuals is being ruined so this was a $700 billion stimulus package for the people, versus $800 billion for an industry. Since it's the consumers who spend money that keep a free-market going I'd rather spend on keeping the individual employed any day.

Comment Re:Time to tighten our belts (Score 2, Insightful) 410

I agree with you completely; business isn't a charity. At the same time, though, the business has a social responsibility and IBM is ignoring that by asking for tax payer money while trimming their costs by laying off workers. If this is the IBM strategy then the fed's need to make it a mandate that executive bonuses and perks are frozen until the stockholders begin seeing ongoing, positive returns for a specific number of years. After all, business isn't a charity.

Comment Re:IE not supported... (Score 2, Funny) 126

"Your browser is not officially supported We have detected that the browser you are using, Microsoft Internet Explorer, is not officially supported. Currently, for the alpha of SUSE Studio, we only support Firefox 2 and 3, and Safari 3." Way to go SUSE, not supporting the most used web browser on earth.

Dude, we thank you for telling us...even though I don't know if I'd admit to using IE. You are buh-rave!

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