New treatment options for staph infections, inflammatory diseases

Science Daily - Wed, 03/09/2014 - 12:51am
Biochemists have discovered a family of proteins that could lead to better treatments for Staphylococcus aureus, a pathogenic bacterium that can cause more than 60,000 potentially life-threatening infections each year.
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Enzyme controlling metastasis of breast cancer identified

Science Daily - Wed, 03/09/2014 - 12:51am
An enzyme that controls the spread of breast cancer has been identified by researchers. The findings offer hope for the leading cause of breast cancer mortality worldwide.
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Scientists' work may lead to mission to find out what's inside asteroids

Science Daily - Wed, 03/09/2014 - 12:51am
Future asteroid mining operations and how we deal with an impending strike could be influenced by research on a potential NASA mission.
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Google Serves Old Search Page To Old Browsers

Slashdot - Tue, 02/09/2014 - 11:58pm
Rambo Tribble writes: In an apparent move to push those using older browsers to update, Google is reported to be serving outdated search pages to said browsers. The older pages lack features available on the newer versions, and this policy compounds with the limits announced in 2011 on Gmail support for older web clients. As a Google engineer put it, "We're continually making improvements to Search, so we can only provide limited support for some outdated browsers." The BBC offers a fairly comprehensive analysis.

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Firefox 32 Arrives With New HTTP Cache, Public Key Pinning Support

Slashdot - Tue, 02/09/2014 - 11:00pm
An anonymous reader writes: Mozilla today officially launched Firefox 32 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android. Additions include a new HTTP cache for improved performance, public key pinning support, and easy language switching on Android. The Android version is trickling out slowly on Google Play. Changelogs are here: desktop and mobile.

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Firefox 32 Arrives With New HTTP Cache, Public Key Pinning Support

Slashdot - Tue, 02/09/2014 - 11:00pm
An anonymous reader writes: Mozilla today officially launched Firefox 32 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android. Additions include a new HTTP cache for improved performance, public key pinning support, and easy language switching on Android. The Android version is trickling out slowly on Google Play. Changelogs are here: desktop and mobile.

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Firefox 32 Arrives With New HTTP Cache, Public Key Pinning Support

Slashdot - Tue, 02/09/2014 - 11:00pm
An anonymous reader writes: Mozilla today officially launched Firefox 32 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android. Additions include a new HTTP cache for improved performance, public key pinning support, and easy language switching on Android. The Android version is trickling out slowly on Google Play. Changelogs are here: desktop and mobile.

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Firefox 32 Arrives With New HTTP Cache, Public Key Pinning Support

Slashdot - Tue, 02/09/2014 - 11:00pm
An anonymous reader writes: Mozilla today officially launched Firefox 32 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android. Additions include a new HTTP cache for improved performance, public key pinning support, and easy language switching on Android. The Android version is trickling out slowly on Google Play. Changelogs are here: desktop and mobile.

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Firefox 32 Arrives With New HTTP Cache, Public Key Pinning Support

Slashdot - Tue, 02/09/2014 - 11:00pm
An anonymous reader writes: Mozilla today officially launched Firefox 32 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android. Additions include a new HTTP cache for improved performance, public key pinning support, and easy language switching on Android. The Android version is trickling out slowly on Google Play. Changelogs are here: desktop and mobile.

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Firefox 32 Arrives With New HTTP Cache, Public Key Pinning Support

Slashdot - Tue, 02/09/2014 - 11:00pm
An anonymous reader writes: Mozilla today officially launched Firefox 32 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android. Additions include a new HTTP cache for improved performance, public key pinning support, and easy language switching on Android. The Android version is trickling out slowly on Google Play. Changelogs are here: desktop and mobile.

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Firefox 32 Arrives With New HTTP Cache, Public Key Pinning Support

Slashdot - Tue, 02/09/2014 - 11:00pm
An anonymous reader writes: Mozilla today officially launched Firefox 32 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android. Additions include a new HTTP cache for improved performance, public key pinning support, and easy language switching on Android. The Android version is trickling out slowly on Google Play. Changelogs are here: desktop and mobile.

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Firefox 32 Arrives With New HTTP Cache, Public Key Pinning Support

Slashdot - Tue, 02/09/2014 - 11:00pm
An anonymous reader writes: Mozilla today officially launched Firefox 32 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android. Additions include a new HTTP cache for improved performance, public key pinning support, and easy language switching on Android. The Android version is trickling out slowly on Google Play. Changelogs are here: desktop and mobile.

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Firefox 32 Arrives With New HTTP Cache, Public Key Pinning Support

Slashdot - Tue, 02/09/2014 - 11:00pm
An anonymous reader writes: Mozilla today officially launched Firefox 32 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android. Additions include a new HTTP cache for improved performance, public key pinning support, and easy language switching on Android. The Android version is trickling out slowly on Google Play. Changelogs are here: desktop and mobile.

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Firefox 32 Arrives With New HTTP Cache, Public Key Pinning Support

Slashdot - Tue, 02/09/2014 - 11:00pm
An anonymous reader writes: Mozilla today officially launched Firefox 32 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android. Additions include a new HTTP cache for improved performance, public key pinning support, and easy language switching on Android. The Android version is trickling out slowly on Google Play. Changelogs are here: desktop and mobile.

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You Got Your Windows In My Linux

Slashdot - Tue, 02/09/2014 - 10:17pm
snydeq writes: Ultimately, the schism over systemd could lead to a separation of desktop and server distros, or Linux server admins moving to FreeBSD, writes Deep End's Paul Venezia. "Although there are those who think the systemd debate has been decided in favor of systemd, the exceedingly loud protests on message boards, forums, and the posts I wrote over the past two weeks would indicate otherwise. I've seen many declarations of victory for systemd, now that Red Hat has forced it into the enterprise with the release of RHEL 7. I don't think it's that easy. ... Go ahead, kids, spackle over all of that unsightly runlevel stuff. Paint over init and cron, pam and login. Put all of that into PID1 along with dbus. Make it all pretty and whisper sweet nothings about how it's all taken care of and you won't have to read a manual or learn any silly command-line stuff. Tune your distribution for desktop workloads. Go reinvent Windows."

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Electric Moon Sparks May Break Down Lunar Dirt

Space.com - Tue, 02/09/2014 - 9:52pm
Electric sparks might have helped break down lunar soil, suggesting the moon may be significantly more active than previously thought. The phenomenon may take place throughout the solar system, from Mercury to the moons of Jupiter and Saturn.
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Space Robot Arm Tech Could Help Surgeons Operate on Kids

Space.com - Tue, 02/09/2014 - 9:49pm
The technology powering robotic arms in space could be used to perform minor surgeries for children on Earth.
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World's First 3D Printer in Space Will Launch This Month

Space.com - Tue, 02/09/2014 - 9:48pm
The 3D printer, which is scheduled to launch toward the orbiting lab Sept. 19 aboard SpaceX's unmanned Dragon cargo capsule, could help lay the foundation for an in-space manufacturing economy, agency officials say.
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When It Comes to Innovation, Small Ideas Can Mean Big Wins

Wired News - Tue, 02/09/2014 - 9:46pm
Let’s do some word association. What’s your first thought when someone talks about “innovation” at your company? You probably think of “ground-breaking changes” and “drastic overhauls.” Gmail, the XBox, Nike Air, the Post-It Note. “We’re gonna make millions…” Yes, those certainly fit the definition of innovation. But there’s something to be said for getting the innovation ball rolling […]






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Invasion of Ukraine Continues As Russia Begins Nuclear Weapons Sabre Rattling

Slashdot - Tue, 02/09/2014 - 9:35pm
cold fjord writes Russian President has issued a stark indication of Russia's military capabilities: "I want to remind you that Russia is one of the most powerful nuclear nations. This is a reality, not just words." According to News.com.au, "It's the first time in more than 25 years that Moscow has raised the spectre of nuclear war. The difference this time is that its tanks are already pouring over its western borders." To put numbers behind that, "Russia has moved 4,000 to 5,000 military personnel — a figure far higher than one U.S. official's earlier claim of 1,000 troops. The soldiers are aligned in 'formed units' and fighting around Luhansk and Donetsk.... And they may soon have company: Some 20,000 troops are on border and 'more may be on the way.'" On top of that, the Ukraine Defence Minister claims Russia has made threats that they're prepared to use tactical nuclear weapons to stop further resistance.

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