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zerosomething (1353609) writes ""If there’s one thing wrong with Ping Pong Guns, it’s that they can’t fire their ammunition at supersonic speeds. At least, that’s the feeling of Mark French, a mechanical engineer at Purdue University in Indiana, and his graduate students Craig Zehrung and Jim Stratton."
zerosomething (1353609) writes "Space Weather is reporting that on Oct. 8th around 11 am local time in the coastal town of Bone, Indonesia the planet was hit by a 10 meter wide astroid. It exploded in the atmosphere "with a yield of about 50 kton of TNT"."The explosion triggered infrasound sensors of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) more than 10,000 km away,"
"The asteroid that caused the blast was not known before it hit and took astronomers completely by surprise."" Link to Original Source top
zerosomething (1353609) writes "Psystar today announced the release of Rebel EFI, a new software product that enables users to install any modern operating system, including Mac OS X Snow Leopard, on a wide variety of PCs." Link to Original Source top
zerosomething (1353609) writes "When we hear about a brain controlled Arduino project we immediately think about a coding nightmare." "It turns out they purchased Uncle Milton’s Force Trainer which uses a headset to measure brain waves and has a base unit that reacts to these measurements. Hacking into this device didn’t require reverse engineering of anything. They took the easy route, and tapped into the five LEDs on the base unit." Link to Original Source top
Apple Announces Major Consumer PC Upgrades - Busin
zerosomething (1353609) writes "Hot on the heels of its knockout earnings report from last night, Apple is seizing more attention today with a significant upgrade to its consumer PC lines, specifically the entry-level MacBook, the iMac, and the Mac Mini." Link to Original Source