OlRickDawson (648236) writes " Space.com is reporting that Dennis TIto wants to be the first person to take a trip to Mars.The 501 day trip will take place in 2018, with no word as to the cost yet. The details will be released in a conference on February 27th." top
OlRickDawson (648236) writes "Science daily reports that a compound that fights multiple viruses, such as ebola, nipah, HIV, hepatitis C, West Nile, Rift Valley fever and yellow fever has been developed. It works by interfering with the lipid envelope of the virus. It also affects cells. However, (from the article) "At antiviral concentrations, any damage it does to the cell's membrane can be repaired, while damage done to static viral envelopes, which have no inherent regenerative capacity, is permanent and irreversible," said Dr Bunhur Lee (the UCLA researcher). This could be a revolution in medicine, similar to the development of antibiotics. Of course, non-enveloped viruses are not affected." Link to Original Source top
OlRickDawson (648236) writes "According to Science Daily,
"the heat generated from laptops can impact sperm production and development making it difficult to conceive down the road."
This could be a problem for extensive computer users, such as slashdot users. Yet another problem for the geek lifestyle." top
OlRickDawson (648236) writes "Virtualization Hypervisors seem to be an Operating System for Operating Systems. They multi-task operating systems, so more than can be run simultaneously. Some of them even provide live migration from one server to another. Can hypervisors implement a automatic load-balancing routine, to move them dynamically? Will the hypervisors evolve into a clustering OS for OSes, to allow seamless clustering on the fly? To be able to not only run multiple OS on one computer, but to run one OS on multiple computers, and to change this dymanically? Would this provide the ultimate in scaling possiblities? Would it be too inefficient to work that way? Is there some problem or concept that would keep this from happening that I don't understand?" top
OlRickDawson (648236) writes "Science Daily is reporting that research study to be publish in the British Journal of Psychology has shown a correlation between the relative length of the ring and index finger and the scores on language and math tests in elementary school. The length of the index finger divided by the length of the ring finger is the ratio. The smaller the ratio (governed by testosterone exposure) indicates a higher numeracy score in males. At least this has a scientific basis, unlike Phrenology."