Bill Gates To Help China Build Traveling Wave Nuclear Reactor
There's another reason they don't get used. The 'standard' reactors require enriched fuels. The same companies that sell the reactors also supply the fuels, or the enrichment services. It's basically vendor lock-in.
Measles Resurgent Due To Fear of Vaccination
Unfortunately that would only be the case if refusing the vaccines removed them from the gene pool, but unfortunately it doesn't. Instead if exposes people who cannot have the vaccine due to allergies, immune system deficiencies etc. Not to mention the increased risk that in an environment where most people are immune to infection but some people are not there can be increased chance of it mutating and becoming more virulent or even potentially being able to work around the existing immunities.
Facebook Exec: Online Anonymity Must Go Away
Company with vested interest in tracking people by their actual names online thinks everyone should use their real names online?
Tasmanian Dept. of Education Wants Anti-Virus for Linux, OS X
There's more OSX and Linux malware out there than you might think. Especially OSX. When it comes to Linux I'd imagine that that is mainly for servers, where being able to e.g. natively run a sweep over all those shared directories that your staff are using to cache their files, or scanning incoming mail on your mail server or the like would be advantageous.
Xbox Modding Trial Dismissed
It's quite likely that the prosecution in this case deliberately torpedoed themselves so that they could have an excuse to dismiss the case and avoid setting exactly this precedent.
Aussie Government Gives PDF the Thumbs Down
Possiblly not a bad thing given the vast amount of security flaws and exploits that PDF has been hit with, especially over the last few years.
British MP Calls For Pornography 'Opt-In'
I think that's exactly what is being proposed though. ISP offers an optional, opt-in clean feed for families that want it. Don't want it? Don't get it.
Robot Actress Makes Stage Debut In Japan
... when you can already attend concerts with a singing and dancing virtual pop star that is only about half as creepy?
Sophos Researcher Suggests Password 'Free' to Spur Wi-Fi Encryption
... is 8 characters.
Australia's Privacy Boss Slams Gov't Data-Retention Scheme
... which is to say record labels and motion picture companies.
School Children Are Now Too Fat to Fit In Class Chairs
TFA is about Australia, and Australia doesn't use HFCS at all - we use sugar in everything that would have HFCS in the US. And we have the exact same obesity problems as the US does.
The problem is the prevalance of convenient, high-calorie processed foods, a lack of understanding of correct portion sizes, and lack of exercise.
Giant Impact Crater Found In Australia
You're looking for a roughly circular feature? I think this is a more likely spot personally:
You Have Taste Receptors In Your Lungs
Menthol is the active chemical in vapor rub, amongst other things.
Japan's Latest Rockstar Is a 3D Hologram
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Idoru - 1996
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macross_Plus - 1994
The concept of a computer-generated 'virtual' singer / popstar isn't really something new at all. It's probably an inevitable consequence of the modern music industry and its manufactured pop artists, fake music videos and whatnot. A virtual idol won't need to eat or sleep, they can never be involved in a scandals, they don't do drugs, they'll do exactly what you tell them, they don't get royalties and they never retire.
Star Wars Films In 3D Due In 2012
I guess Lucas got tired of people saying his films lack depth and are filled with flat, two-dimensional characters.
Conroy Still Hell-Bent On Internet Filter
"'I'm not sure that the censorship claim stacks up. This is about classification systems."
The Australian Classification system is a system of government-run censorship. Media which is refused classification is not allowed to be sold in the country.
The debate is fundamentally about censorship.
It is legal to possess and view unclassified and refused-classification material in most of Australia, provided that it is not material which is actually illegal (child porn, for example). What Conroy wants to do is circumvent the ability for adults to decide what they can view. To make it illegal to view online things which are legal to possess in reality. It is censorship. To argue otherwise is completely dishonest.
Australia Adopts EU's Geographical Indicator System For Wine
The Trappist breweries would probably disagree with you.
Video Appliance For a Large Library On a Network?
PS3 Media Server's transcoding can be used to correct the framerate too, if you set it up right.
How Will Contemporary War Games Affect Veterans?
For decades we've had films which are "essentially created as entertainment and to make money" and which depict major conflicts, often with input from people who fought in them. They'll often attack more recent subject matter than games will, too.
World's First Molten-Salt Solar Plant Opens
Could this technology be combined with desalinization, i.e. take salt water, pull the salt out to produce potable water, and use the salt to improve the plant's efficiency? Desalinization is a very energy-intensive process but I wonder if a lot of that could be offset using solar and redirecting the waste salt into the energy plant that powers the process in the first place.
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