OPUS is a general-purpose, very flexible, open and royalty-free audio codec that offers low-latency and high quality/bitrate, incorporating technology from Skype's SILK codec and Xiph.Org's CELT codec. Its first release beat everything else last year at 64kbit/s in a listening test held at HydrogenAudio." top
rvalles writes "MIT Lincoln Laboratory researchers developed and tested a revolutionary antiviral which activates apoptosis in cells infected with viral dsRNA. It's called DRACO (Double-stranded RNA [dsRNA] Activated Caspase Oligomerizer) and it's been developed as part of a program called PANACEA (Pharmacological Augmentation of Nonspecific Anti-pathogen Cellular Enzymes and Activities). It should be effective against almost if not all viruses, so it's likely going to entirely change the way we deal with viral infection." Link to Original Source top
rvalles writes "BKO provides a way to boot Linux with a minimal client-side requirements. All that's needed is an Internet connection and a minimal (less than 64KB) client-side tool which can be installed on usb drives, cdrom or floppy disks. It downloads the next stage via HTTP and brings up the whole system from the Internet.
rvalles writes "Daimonin, a free software MMORPG available for Linux and Windows featuring isometric graphics and a live player community, released its fourth beta after years of development. Highlights for the release include a many-times-as-big world, new graphics and music, a new client skin, a new tutorial for new players and a new quests and events system."