What makes newborn immune system in lungs different, vulnerable?

Science Daily - Thu, 13/02/2014 - 11:48pm
Newborns are more susceptible to infections, presumably because of their immature and inexperienced immune systems. The most common dangerous condition in newborns and infants are lower respiratory tract infections caused by viruses, especially respiratory syncytial virus. A study published shows how the immune system in the lungs during early life differs from the one in older children and adults.
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Stroke survivors often return to driving without being evaluated for ability

Science Daily - Thu, 13/02/2014 - 11:48pm
Stroke survivors often resume driving without being formally evaluated for ability -- though stroke can cause deficits that can impair driving, according to researchers.
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Head, neck injuries may increase stroke risk among trauma patients younger than 50

Science Daily - Thu, 13/02/2014 - 11:48pm
Suffering an injury to the head or neck increases ischemic stroke risk three-fold among trauma patients younger than 50, according to research.
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How to Deal With the OS X Mavericks Mail Retrieval Bug

Wired News - Thu, 13/02/2014 - 11:26pm
Here's a shortcut that makes the ongoing Mail retrieval bug in OS X Mavericks slightly less annoying.
    





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Hyperlinking Is Not Copyright Infringement, EU Court Rules

Slashdot - Thu, 13/02/2014 - 11:25pm
Freshly Exhumed writes "Does publishing a hyperlink to freely available content amount to an illegal communication to the public and therefore a breach of creator's copyrights under European law? After examining a case referred to it by Sweden's Court of Appeal, the Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled today that no, it does not. The Court found that 'In the circumstances of this case, it must be observed that making available the works concerned by means of a clickable link, such as that in the main proceedings, does not lead to the works in question being communicated to a new public.'" Reader Bart Smit points to the court's ruling.

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John Dobson: Grandfather of Modern Amateur Astronomy

Space.com - Thu, 13/02/2014 - 10:50pm
I became interested in astronomy 10 years-old when I saw Saturn through a telescope at my local astronomy society. As a youngster interested in astronomy, cash was in limited supply so as I grew older, my parents helped to subsidize an attempt at making m
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Cloudy Core of the Heart Nebula Glows in Amateur Astronomer's Photo

Space.com - Thu, 13/02/2014 - 10:45pm
The amazing shapes of young star cluster Melotte 15 can be seen in this spectacular image recently sent to Space.com. See how the photographer Steve Coates captured the photo.
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New Polymer Could End Battery Fires, Quadruple Efficiency

Wired News - Thu, 13/02/2014 - 10:45pm
Whether it's a Tesla fire or an overheating laptop, batteries' volatility has been an obstacle for alternative energy transportation. Applying this polymer might solve that problem and reveal the true potential of rechargeable batteries.
    





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Good Engineering Managers Just "Don't Exist"

Slashdot - Thu, 13/02/2014 - 10:43pm
hype7 writes "Here's a provocative article; the VP of engineering of a Sequoia-backed startup in Silicon Valley makes the case that good engineering managers aren't just hard to find — that they basically don't exist. The crux of his argument? The best engineers get all the benefits of being leaders, but without needing to take on the rather painful duties of management. So they choose not to move up. Compare this to the engineers who aren't as strong, and use the opportunity to move up as a way to get their voice heard."

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Germany's Renewable Plan Faces Popular Resistance

Slashdot - Thu, 13/02/2014 - 10:03pm
diegocg writes "Germany has outlined the details of the new 800km (497mi) high voltage power link that will transport renewable power from the north to the industrial south. It is part of the Energiewende plan to replace nuclear power and most other non-renewable energy sources with renewable sources in the next decades. However, the power link is facing a problem: popular resistance from affected neighborhoods."

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Dark-Matter Detector to Begin Operations Soon in China

Space.com - Thu, 13/02/2014 - 10:00pm
The $8 million PandaX (Particle and Astrophysical Xenon) dark-matter experiment — which lies 7,874 feet (2,400 meters) underground, inside a mountain made of marble — will be up and running early this year.
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Why the Comcast-Time Warner Deal Is Far More Dangerous Than You Think

Wired News - Thu, 13/02/2014 - 9:25pm
The merger would go beyond the cable TV, commercial broadband, and telephone industries to impact satellite TV, television programmers like ESPN and Fox, online video providers like NetFlix and YouTube, and the massive networks at the very heart of the internet.
    





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Background Javascript Compilation Boosts Chrome Performance

Slashdot - Thu, 13/02/2014 - 9:21pm
kc123 writes "The latest version of Chrome includes improvements in JavaScript compilation, according to the Chromium blog. Historically, Chrome compiled JavaScript on the main thread, where it could interfere with the performance of the JavaScript application. For large pieces of code this could become a nuisance, and in complex applications like games it could even lead to stuttering and dropped frames. In the latest Chrome Beta they've enabled concurrent compilation, which offloads a large part of the optimizing compilation phase to a background thread. The result is that JavaScript applications remain responsive and performance gets a boost."

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Background Javascript Compilation Boosts Chrome Performance

Slashdot - Thu, 13/02/2014 - 9:21pm
kc123 writes "The latest version of Chrome includes improvements in JavaScript compilation, according to the Chromium blog. Historically, Chrome compiled JavaScript on the main thread, where it could interfere with the performance of the JavaScript application. For large pieces of code this could become a nuisance, and in complex applications like games it could even lead to stuttering and dropped frames. In the latest Chrome Beta they've enabled concurrent compilation, which offloads a large part of the optimizing compilation phase to a background thread. The result is that JavaScript applications remain responsive and performance gets a boost."

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Background Javascript Compilation Boosts Chrome Performance

Slashdot - Thu, 13/02/2014 - 9:21pm
kc123 writes "The latest version of Chrome includes improvements in JavaScript compilation, according to the Chromium blog. Historically, Chrome compiled JavaScript on the main thread, where it could interfere with the performance of the JavaScript application. For large pieces of code this could become a nuisance, and in complex applications like games it could even lead to stuttering and dropped frames. In the latest Chrome Beta they've enabled concurrent compilation, which offloads a large part of the optimizing compilation phase to a background thread. The result is that JavaScript applications remain responsive and performance gets a boost."

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Background Javascript Compilation Boosts Chrome Performance

Slashdot - Thu, 13/02/2014 - 9:21pm
kc123 writes "The latest version of Chrome includes improvements in JavaScript compilation, according to the Chromium blog. Historically, Chrome compiled JavaScript on the main thread, where it could interfere with the performance of the JavaScript application. For large pieces of code this could become a nuisance, and in complex applications like games it could even lead to stuttering and dropped frames. In the latest Chrome Beta they've enabled concurrent compilation, which offloads a large part of the optimizing compilation phase to a background thread. The result is that JavaScript applications remain responsive and performance gets a boost."

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Background Javascript Compilation Boosts Chrome Performance

Slashdot - Thu, 13/02/2014 - 9:21pm
kc123 writes "The latest version of Chrome includes improvements in JavaScript compilation, according to the Chromium blog. Historically, Chrome compiled JavaScript on the main thread, where it could interfere with the performance of the JavaScript application. For large pieces of code this could become a nuisance, and in complex applications like games it could even lead to stuttering and dropped frames. In the latest Chrome Beta they've enabled concurrent compilation, which offloads a large part of the optimizing compilation phase to a background thread. The result is that JavaScript applications remain responsive and performance gets a boost."

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Background Javascript Compilation Boosts Chrome Performance

Slashdot - Thu, 13/02/2014 - 9:21pm
kc123 writes "The latest version of Chrome includes improvements in JavaScript compilation, according to the Chromium blog. Historically, Chrome compiled JavaScript on the main thread, where it could interfere with the performance of the JavaScript application. For large pieces of code this could become a nuisance, and in complex applications like games it could even lead to stuttering and dropped frames. In the latest Chrome Beta they've enabled concurrent compilation, which offloads a large part of the optimizing compilation phase to a background thread. The result is that JavaScript applications remain responsive and performance gets a boost."

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Categories: Science

Background Javascript Compilation Boosts Chrome Performance

Slashdot - Thu, 13/02/2014 - 9:21pm
kc123 writes "The latest version of Chrome includes improvements in JavaScript compilation, according to the Chromium blog. Historically, Chrome compiled JavaScript on the main thread, where it could interfere with the performance of the JavaScript application. For large pieces of code this could become a nuisance, and in complex applications like games it could even lead to stuttering and dropped frames. In the latest Chrome Beta they've enabled concurrent compilation, which offloads a large part of the optimizing compilation phase to a background thread. The result is that JavaScript applications remain responsive and performance gets a boost."

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Background Javascript Compilation Boosts Chrome Performance

Slashdot - Thu, 13/02/2014 - 9:21pm
kc123 writes "The latest version of Chrome includes improvements in JavaScript compilation, according to the Chromium blog. Historically, Chrome compiled JavaScript on the main thread, where it could interfere with the performance of the JavaScript application. For large pieces of code this could become a nuisance, and in complex applications like games it could even lead to stuttering and dropped frames. In the latest Chrome Beta they've enabled concurrent compilation, which offloads a large part of the optimizing compilation phase to a background thread. The result is that JavaScript applications remain responsive and performance gets a boost."

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