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Cassini 'Tastes' Organic Material at Enceladus

wwmedia nasa should wisen up (70 comments)

if they spin it the right way, that they literally found moons made of petrochemicals in the outer solar system their budget would triple overnight ;)

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Iraqi whistleblower imprisoned and tortured

wwmedia wwmedia writes  |  more than 6 years ago

wwmedia (950346) writes "One after another, the men and women who have stepped forward to report corruption in the massive effort to rebuild Iraq have been vilified, fired and demoted.

Or worse.

For daring to report illegal arms sales, Navy veteran Donald Vance says he was imprisoned by the American military in a security compound outside Baghdad and subjected to harsh interrogation methods.

There were times, huddled on the floor in solitary confinement with that head-banging music blaring dawn to dusk and interrogators yelling...."

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wwmedia wwmedia writes  |  more than 7 years ago

wwmedia (950346) writes "First Look: Microsoft Surfacing Computing!

First Look: Microsoft Surfacing Computing! [VIDEO]

What is Microsoft Surface?

It's a powerful technology that is visually compelling. Surface is a horizontal display on a table-like form factor that morphs from an ordinary table-top into a new, vibrant way to bring connected entertainment and digital content to users. The cool factor is the way you interact with digital content by using your hands to get what you need. Surface provides effortless interaction with digital content through natural gestures, touch and physical objects. Because Surface is essentially housed in a table, it's easy for individuals or multiple people to gather around it in a way that feels familiar — making collaboration more powerful and fun.

more info here http://www.microsoft.com/surface/ [requires Flash]"
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wwmedia wwmedia writes  |  more than 7 years ago

wwmedia writes "When your company poisons peer-to-peer networks for a living, public relations usually takes a back seat to discretion; quiet is the rule in the P2P content-protection industry. That's why Jonathan Lee, the company's VP of business development, isn't worried that the corporate web site is down when I reach him in his Santa Monica office. "It's kind of ugly anyway," he says. For a company like MediaDefender, the largest such firm in existence, privacy comes naturally, but a 2005 acquisition by ARTISTDirect has encouraged the firm to take its services public as it starts to look beyond its original client base — music labels and movie studios — and dives headfirst into the brave new world of providing legitimate P2P content for advertisers. http://arstechnica.com/articles/culture/mediadefen der.ars"

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