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Submission + - SPAM: Stem Cells for Burned Skin

jimcon101 writes: "The University of Pittsburgh scientists have developed a device which sprays stem cells on to burned skin, allowing the healthy skin to grow again. In the procedure, the stem cells are isolated from healthy parts of the burn victim’s skin and are added to a water solution. The stem cells are then loaded into the spray gun, and the cells are sprayed directly onto the wound, and the process allows the healthy skin to grow again. According to scientists, the new method has been successfully used to treat 12 patients and it can significantly reduce the healing time from months to days."
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Submission + - U.S. destroyer damaged by hitting tanker (freep.com)

andrewe3 writes: The Navy destroyer Porter and a Japanese-owned tanker collided near the Strait of Hormuz early Sunday, an impact that tore open the destroyer's starboard side, but left both crews unharmed, U.S. 5th Fleet said in a news release.
Security

Submission + - Financial Malware Targeting Banks Avoids AV Detection (net-security.org)

An anonymous reader writes: Tilon is a financial malware that employs the Man in the Browser approach. It injects itself into the browser (it has an impressive list of supported browsers – IE, Firefox, Chrome) and then fully controls the traffic from the browser to the web server, and vice versa. It captures all form submissions (“form grabbing”) from the browser to the web server, logs them and sends them to its command and control server, thereby gaining access to all login credentials, transactions, etc. More interestingly perhaps, it controls the traffic (web pages) from the web server to the browser, and through a sophisticated “search and replace” mechanism it targets specific URLs and replaces parts (small and large) of the pages with its own text. What is most impressive about Tilon is the breadth of evasion techniques it employs to avoid detection and scrutiny and to survive “attacks” by security products.

Feed Engadget: NAA verifies new US record for human-powered helicopter flight (video) (engadget.com)

A team at the University of Maryland has been taking human powered flight to new heights. Or, rather, lengths, by setting a new US record for flight duration of 49.9 seconds with its Gamera II rotorcraft. The benchmark event actually took place in June, but only received the all important plaudits from the National Aeronautic Association on August 9. Gamera II builds on its predecessor (unsurprisingly, Gamera I) by featuring improved transmission, rotor design and a redesigned cockpit. Not content with smashing the previous craft's record of 11.4 seconds, the team plans to fly a further refined version of the copter with longer blades and other fine tuning later this month. The 49.9 second flight has also been submitted to the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale for World, rather than American-record verification. The guys at Maryland might want to keep an eye over their shoulders though, as it looks like someone else already has their eyes on that prize. Video evidence after the break.

Continue reading NAA verifies new US record for human-powered helicopter flight (video)

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NAA verifies new US record for human-powered helicopter flight (video) originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 12 Aug 2012 19:45:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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The Internet

Submission + - Gamespot editor fired over review of Eidos game 2

PocketPick writes: Kotaku is reporting that following a unflatering review of the game Kane & Lynch: Dead Men, long-time editor Jeff Gerstmann is no longer under the employment of video gaming website Gamespot and it's parent, CNET. Kane & Lynch, a game published by Eidos for the Xbox 360, PS3 & PC, has been heavily featured in flash, image and text advertisments on Gamespot's website since the release on November 13th, inevitably leading to questions whether or not Mr. Gerstmann's firing was motivated by pressure from Eidos.
Space

Submission + - Earth's Evil Twin (esa.int)

Riding with Robots writes: "For the past two years, Europe's Venus Express orbiter has been studying Earth's planetary neighbor up close. Today, mission scientists have released a new collection of findings and amazing images. They include evidence of lightning and other results that flesh out a portrait of a planet that is in many ways like ours, and in many ways hellishly different, such as surface temperatures over 400C and air pressure a hundred times that on Earth."

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