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Submission + - 9,000 Nazi war criminals fled to South America after WWII (dailymail.co.uk) 1

TheNextCorner writes: "Nine thousand Nazi war criminals fled to South America after the Second World War

German prosecutors were recently granted access to secret files in Brazil and Chile that confirmed the true number of Third Reich immigrants.

According to the documents, an estimated 9,000 war criminals escaped to South America, including Croatians, Ukrainians, Russians and other western Europeans who aided the Nazi murder machine."


Submission + - New iPad sales already top 3 million (networkworld.com)

An anonymous reader writes: Yesterday, Apple placated investors when it announced plans to initiate a quarterly dividend along with a stock repurchasing program. During the ensuing conference call, Tim Cook was asked about the success of Apple's new iPad. Cook cryptically explained that the new iPad "experienced a record weekend."

A few hours later, Apple issued a press release announcing that during the first 4 days of availability, over 3 million new iPads were sold. By way of contrast, it took the original iPad 28 days to reach the 1 million sales mark.


Submission + - New Technology Detects Overtrust Situations based on voice pitch

An anonymous reader writes: Nagoya University and Fujitsu today announced their successful development of the world’s first technology to analyze phone conversations to automatically detect situations in which one party might over trust the other party. Specifically, this is the kind of situation in which an individual may have a diminished capacity to objectively evaluate an explanation being given by the other party. By combining this technology for detecting situations of overtrust from voices over the phone with the detection of characteristic keywords, Nagoya University and Fujitsu have also developed basic technology for detecting remittance-soliciting phone phishing scams.

Submission + - Japan says Sayonara to 300 series Shinkansen (Bullet Train) (fareastgizmos.com)

An anonymous reader writes: About 1,000 train enthusiasts gathered on the platform at Tokyo Station at 10:47 on Friday morning to see off the last 300 series Shinkansen service for Shin-Osaka. The 300 series, which debuted in 1992 under the Nozomi name, were considered revolutionary when they were introduced. Their top speed was 270 kilometers per hour, meaning they could cover the distance bewtween Tokyo and Shin-Osaka in 150 minutes.

Submission + - World's first Field-Coupled Wireless iPad charger

An anonymous reader writes: Murata Japan has begun production of the LXWS series field-coupled wireless power transmission module that enables wireless recharging of tablet PCs and other mobile devices. This module provides wireless power transmission of 10 W through use of the power-sending and power-receiving set with an efficiency of 70%. Market launch of the module that is used in Hitachi Maxell's wireless recharging set, the Air Voltage for iPad2, is scheduled for November 25, 2011.

Submission + - Largest Diamond in the galaxy discovered 5

morpheus83 writes: Astronomers have discovered the largest diamond in the galaxy, located at a distance of 50 light years from earth in the Constellation Centaurus. The space diamond is virtually an enormous chunk of crystallized carbon, 4,000 kilometers in diameter which makes up ten billion trillion trillion carats or five million trillion trillion pounds. Scientists believe that the diamond is the heart of an extinct star that used to shine like the Sun.

Submission + - Genetically engineered mouse is not scared of cats

Gary writes: "A team from the University of Tokyo have genetically engineered a mouse that does not fear cats. By tweaking genes to disable certain functions of the olfactory bulb (the area of the brain that receives information about smells directly from olfactory receptors in the nose) the researchers were able to create a "fearless" mouse that does not try to flee when it smells cats, foxes and other predators."
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Submission + - Japanese scientists patent radiator for brain

morpheus83 writes: "A radiator for the brain has been developed at Japan's Yamaguchi University that will cool and calm the over-heated brains of epileptics during a seizure.Takashi Saito and collegues at the university have patented a brain-cooling apparatus that can be surgically buried in the skull for topically cooling the brain."

Submission + - Sharp's tiny LCD doubles up as a scanner

morpheus83 writes: It's all of 3.5-inches but this LCD screen from Sharp features an integrated optical scanner that could be used to scan business cards, but also be used as a method for multi-touch input. The prototype was seen at the Ceatec exhibition. Possible uses include the ability to recognize fingers or other objects and as biometric lock on your phone. And since each pixel has a scanner it may as well be a multi-touch screen.

Submission + - World's Brightest Single LED developed

morpheus83 writes: "Seoul semiconductors has developed a single LED with brightness of 400 lumens. This is around 4 times brighter than convention LED emitting around 100 lumens maximum. This high performance LED, as a next-generation lighting source, is also claimed to be the brightest LED at the level of 8W in the industry. The single package product emits up to 420 lumens at 600mA maximum and 350 lumens on average."

Submission + - New version of Gmail being tested

morpheus83 writes: "Gmail was launched on April 1, 2004, and has revolutionized the way many of us use email. The interface has remained largely untouched since it launched, but get ready, it's soon to undergo a change in what they describe as a "New Version". Only a select few people have access to use the new interface — mainly employees and trusted people outside the company called "Trusted Testers". Unfortunately, there are no leaked screenshots to look at yet."

Comment The harsh reality (Score 5, Informative) 180

A comment says The story about 12 year old co-founder is a big oversell...I know because I broke the story on funding two days ago. The CEO Karl Mehta and Arjun's dad is the real guy behind it...arjun just came up with part of the idea for it, and is not really involved with the business per se. Arjun's mention on the site is a gimmick which will be rectified soon...the release doesn't mention him and for good reason. Venture beat is investigating it, turns out the it is a hoax. Father using his son to make millions.

Submission + - Iran blocks access to Google

morpheus83 writes: "Iran has blocked access to the Google search engine and its Gmail email service as part of a clampdown on material deemed to be offensive. Hamid Shahriari, the secretary of Iran's National Council of Information did not explain why the sites were being blocked. Google, Gmail and several other foreign sites appeared to be inaccessible to Iranian users from Monday morning. Iran has tough censorship on cultural products and internet access, banning thousands of websites and blogs containing sexual and politically critical material as well as women's rights and social networking sites."

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