ulski writes: Researches have discovered that Tycho Brahe died because of a natural disease and was not poisoned with mercury, which have been claimed. The link is to a Google translate version of the danish new story.
ulski writes: The researchers suggests that their new method of growing semiconductor nanowires on graphene might change the semiconductor industry. They mention that an equivalent silicone based semiconductor is 100 times thicker. There's also an article in Norwegian here http://www.dagensit.no/article2466921.ece
ulski writes: From the danish weekly newspaper Ingenioren (The engineer) — Google translation. The liberal think tank CEPOS wrote a report in 2009 in which the conclusion was that the Danish wind turbine model is not working. A press release from the U.S. coal and oil lobbys think tank, Institute for Energy Resarch (IPR), says that the think tank has commissioned the report from CEPOS.
ulski writes: I just read this story on BBC news, it is perhaps not really "news for nerds. stuff that matters" but here it is: Russian police have arrested three homeless men suspected of killing a man, eating part of the body and selling other parts to a kebab shop. They said the three men attacked their victim with knives and a hammer. "After carrying out the attack, the corpse was dismembered. Part of it was eaten and part was also sold to a kebab and pie kiosk," their statement said. It was not immediately clear if any customers had been served.