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Frogger in Flash Paul Neave has been working on a Flash version of Frogger for some months now. It has been up for some time, but is now finished, and now (like most of his games) has a worldwide high-score list. From digg on May 26, 2006 at 10:31 a.m..

Chicken-Egg Question Cracked! Finally, an answer! Which came first, the chicken or the egg? According to a scientist, a philosopher and a chicken farmer, it was the egg! Since genetic material does not change throughout an animal's life, the first bird that evolved into a chicken must have initially existed as an embryo inside an egg. From digg on May 26, 2006 at 10:31 a.m..

Weird Water Found In Deep Ocean Vent Water behaving like a thin liquid or a dense vapor has been found 2,990 meters under the sea. At 298 bar and 407 °C, seawater becomes a supercritical fluid that can diffuse diffuse through solids like a gas, yet dissolve things like a liquid. From on May 26, 2006 at 10:08 a.m..

How Cells Fight Off Cancer A systems biology map of cells' responses to DNA damage could provide valuable clues to discovering new cancer drugs. From on May 26, 2006 at 10:08 a.m..

Cells on a chip to cut animal tests Scientists are recreating the human body on a microchip - using clumps of cells from different organs linked by fluid-filled channels - to reduce the amount of animal testing for drugs.The "human-on-a-chip" mimics the body's physiology on a miniature scale, including how each organ reacts to drugs and other chemicals. From on May 26, 2006 at 10:08 a.m..

Why NSA spying puts the U.S. in danger A former NSA analyst's take on the NSA's warrantless spying: "The case involves fundamental issues related to NSA’s missions and long-standing rules of engagement. What's even more dismaying is the lack of public reaction to this." From digg on May 26, 2006 at 8:30 a.m..

TechCrunch: Wine Lovers Now Have A Web 2.0 Site Looking for a good bottle of wine? WineLog, a new site for wine lovers, just launched. It’s a site that has user generated information on wines, including tags, ratings and comments. Wines are browseable by type (red, white, etc.), variety and region. From digg on May 26, 2006 at 8:30 a.m..

Canon considers halt to film camera development Japan's Canon Inc.said on Thursday that it would consider halting development of new film cameras as it focuses resources on digital models, the latest sign of the rapidly fading role of film in photography. From on May 26, 2006 at 8:18 a.m..

Man Raised By Chickens is Discovered!! A man locked in a chicken coop had little contact with humans during most of his life. He is said to have been imprinted by chickens, picking up the habits of the birds such as clucking and pecking for food. From on May 26, 2006 at 8:11 a.m..

SaveTheInternet.com Hailed before the Senate. Free Press Policy Director Ben Scott testified before the Senate to day on behalf of SavetheInternet.com coalition members Free Press, Consumers Union and Consumer Federation of America. From on May 26, 2006 at 8:11 a.m..

An Inside Look at Netflix An inside look at the Netflix web site deisgn and the essential role that it plays in the company's business success. From on May 26, 2006 at 8:11 a.m..

Wozniak Honors Top Inventions Of 2006 The 25 inventions selected as finalists in the History Channel Modern Marvels Invent Now Challenge range from the head-slappingly simple to the mind-bogglingly complex.Steve Wozniak awarded the grand prize. From on May 26, 2006 at 8:11 a.m..

Configuring Rails Environments: The Cheat Sheet A fairly exhaustive list of the options allowed when configuring a Rails application. From digg on May 26, 2006 at 6:31 a.m..

Google Releases Picasa For Linux Goggle is further embracing the open-source community by developing one of their most popular applications, the Picasa picture organizer, for the Linux platform. Way to go Google! From digg on May 26, 2006 at 6:31 a.m..

Bangladesh begins 800 mile underwater fiber optic cable The cable will bump their bandwidth to 10G and cost almost 100 million to complete. From digg on May 26, 2006 at 6:31 a.m..

Learn How to Create a Keygen After reading this, you hopefully will have a better understanding of how programs generate and check serials. From digg on May 26, 2006 at 6:31 a.m..

Study: Drinking daily can bring health benefits -- for men I had to put my beer down to post this... drinking reduces the risk of heart disease but the beneficial effects seem to work differently in men and women. They found that for men drinking daily seems to have the biggest positive effect on health while in women the amount of alcohol consumed may have more of an impact. From digg on May 26, 2006 at 6:31 a.m..

Growing Glowing Nanowires to Light Up the Nanoworld The nano world is getting brighter. Nanowires made of semiconductor materials are being used to make prototype lasers and light-emitting diodes with emission apertures roughly 100 nm in diameter—about 50 times narrower than conventional counterparts. From digg on May 26, 2006 at 6:31 a.m..

Rhythm Method May Kill More Embryos Then Other Contraception A British study suggests the Roman Catholic Church-approved "rhythm method" may kill more embryos than other methods of contraception. From digg on May 26, 2006 at 6:31 a.m..

Nokia Releases S60 Web Browser into Open Source Nokia today announced the source code release of their S60 Web Browser to the open source community. From digg on May 26, 2006 at 6:31 a.m..

Russians harness star power in new battery Russian scientists have invented a battery that can capture energy not only from the sun, but also from the stars, the head of a research institute at the Dubna Nuclear Institute, near Moscow, said. From digg on May 26, 2006 at 6:31 a.m..

NEW Xbox 360 Dashboard Update Screenshots! Microsoft came by the IGN office today to show off cool new updates it's making to the Xbox dashboard, from multi-game downloads to seamless music integration, and even simple things like going straight to Xbox 360 dashboard when a game is in the disc tray. Finally! From digg on May 26, 2006 at 6:31 a.m..

Global, Online, On-demand Cinema Library On the site, movie fans will be able to download high-quality films for as little as 1.99 dollars for a three-day rental, or 4.99 dollars to buy and burn onto a DVD. "This is a distribution platform which bypasses Hollywood." "This is a chance to take back control of what you see." From digg on May 26, 2006 at 6:31 a.m..

Carbon Nanotube Computers Researchers at IBM have overcome an important obstacle to building computers based on carbon nanotubes, by developing a way to selectively arrange transistors that were made using the carbon molecules. The achievement could help make large-scale integrated circuits built out of carbon nanotubes possible, leading to ultrafast, low-power processors. From digg on May 26, 2006 at 6:31 a.m..

Build a 15,000 rpm Tesla Turbine using hard drive platters Here's a project that uses some of those dead hard drives you've got lying around. In the Tesla Turbine, air, steam, oil, or any other fluid is injected at the edge of a series of smooth parallel disks. The fluid spirals inwards and is exhausted through ventilation ports near the center of the disks. From digg on May 26, 2006 at 6:31 a.m..

Beyondblue: the National Depression Initiative Beyondblue is a national, independent, not-for-profit organisation working to address issues associated with depression, anxiety and related substance misuse disorders in Australia. A free DVD for schools, containing notes for teachers and parents, is available. From EdNA Online on May 26, 2006 at 5:30 a.m..

The Oblivion Domino Effect Someone took the time took the time to create a three-minute long book domino set up INSIDE Oblivion using the level editor. It must have taken him literally days. From digg on May 26, 2006 at 1:30 a.m..

Reggie: Nintendo Has Learned from its Mistakes with GameCube Reggie Fils-Aime, NoA's Executive VP of Sales & Marketing, talks about what went wrong with GameCube and how Nintendo is not making the same mistakes with Wii. He says the launch lineup for GameCube was not "diverse and strong enough from a first and third-party perspective," and by their showing at E3 2006, Wii will have many games at launch. From digg on May 26, 2006 at 1:30 a.m..

Very Cool CSS Hoverbox Menu Technique Supercharge your navigation menus with this cool CSS. The examples they show kind of suck but the technique is actually worth looking at. From on May 26, 2006 at 12:32 a.m..

House panel votes for Net neutrality By a 20-13 vote Thursday that partially followed party lines, the House Judiciary Committee OKed a bill that would require broadband providers to abide by strict Net neutrality principles. From on May 26, 2006 at 12:32 a.m..

Top 10 Gadgets for the Filthy Rich A rundown of 10 extraordinarily expensive and over the top gadgets, from $4,000 iPod speakers to a $24,000 gaming PC. Get out those credit cards! From on May 26, 2006 at 12:32 a.m..

Fusion reactor work gets go-ahead Seven international parties involved in an experimental nuclear fusion reactor project have initialled a 10bn-euro (£6.8bn) agreement on the plan. The International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (Iter) will be the most expensive joint scientific project after the International Space Station. From on May 26, 2006 at 12:32 a.m..

TV networks say "No!" to Remote Storage DVRs, Sue Instead! ABC, NBC, CBS, 20th Century Fox, Universal, Paramount and Disney joined together to request an injunction against Cablevision's plans, filing in the US District Court in Manhattan. Concerns over copyright are being brought before a judge in a move that could once again subject innovation to the whims of the entertainment industry. From on May 26, 2006 at 12:32 a.m..

How To Backup Your Mac Intelligently Here's a thorough tutorial of how to best backup your Mac. From on May 26, 2006 at 12:32 a.m..

Free Music Recommendation Services "Can a free online music service find new tunes you'll like? We tested out eight of these services: MusicStrands Liveplasma UpTo11.net Audiri Pandora Mercora Yahoo LAUNCHcast Radio Last.fm" From on May 26, 2006 at 12:32 a.m..

Invisibility Cloak 'Five Years Away' Scientists have taken the first steps towards creating a Harry Potter-style cloak of invisibility. Professor John Pendry, from Imperial College London, said that it may not take long to develop an invisible fabric - assuming there is sufficient research into the technology. From on May 26, 2006 at 12:32 a.m..

5 Worthy CSS Tips "After reading "5 Steps To CSS Heaven" and disagreeing with some of what was said I thought that writing this would be appropriate...so here are 5 quick tips that help me out in my day to day work. I wouldn't call them best practices because everybody has a style that works for them, but these are what work best for me." From on May 26, 2006 at 12:32 a.m..

The Rise of Crowdsourcing Forget outsourcing. The new source of cheap labor is everyday people using their spare cycles to create content, solve problems, even do R&D. From on May 26, 2006 at 12:32 a.m..

CrossOver Office for Intel Macs Enters Alpha We've recently recieved word that CrossOver Office for Intel Macs has hit alpha 1, and has been made availible for limited public testing. While this software is still early and obviously experiences it's share of crashes and kernel panics, the strong feature list is very promising. From on May 26, 2006 at 12:32 a.m..

Create Your Own Distribution BitTorrents The BitTorrent protocol has revolutionized peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing. Many popular Linux distributions have started releasing their ISOs through torrents, many of which you can find at LinuxTracker. But if your favourite distro doesn't offer a release torrent, why not make your own? From on May 26, 2006 at 12:32 a.m..

Underwater windmills in NYC create invisible solution As consumers worry over an uncertain energy future, a Virginia company is eyeing an unusual untapped power source: the rivers of the Big Apple. From on May 26, 2006 at 12:32 a.m..

Brain Wave Controlled Robot In a step toward linking a person's thoughts to machines, Japanese automaker Honda said it has developed a technology that uses brain signals to control a robot's very simple moves. From on May 26, 2006 at 12:32 a.m..

Coming Soon: The Web Toll "The plan stands to sour your Web experience. A tiered system would give companies with deep pockets a huge competitive edge over cash-strapped start-ups consigned to slow lanes. Some of the titans of the Internet started as guys in a garage. That’s the brilliance of the Internet, yet we’re cavalierly talking about tossing it out the window.” From on May 26, 2006 at 12:32 a.m..

Users Versus Hackers: Which Are Worse? Who is more dangerous to your data; the "outside" hacker or the "inside" worker? From on May 26, 2006 at 12:32 a.m..

Why software companies sell code with bugs The world's six billion people can be divided into two groups: group one, who know why every good software company ships products with known bugs; and group two, who don't. From on May 26, 2006 at 12:32 a.m..

Ubuntu 6.06 LTS Release Candidate is Out The Ubuntu team is proud to announce the Release Candidate for version 6.06 LTS of Ubuntu, Kubuntu and Edubuntu - codenamed "Dapper Drake". We consider this release candidate complete, stable and suitable for testing by any user. From on May 26, 2006 at 12:32 a.m..

Nintendo of America Promotes Reggie to President Reggie Fils-Aime has just been promoted to NOA's president. His former role was executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. The Regginator! From on May 26, 2006 at 12:32 a.m..

First screenshots of Nike+iPod Nano interface Cool Hunting was at the press release and has posted some screen shots of the new Nano interface, plus some pics of Nike's new iPod-centric line of clothing that has extensive cable management built-in. From on May 26, 2006 at 12:32 a.m..

HIV origin 'found in wild chimps' The origin of HIV has been found in wild chimpanzees living in southern Cameroon, researchers report. From on May 26, 2006 at 12:32 a.m..

Protesters Face Off With Verizon, AT&T Protesters lined streets on both coasts Wednesday to bring public awareness to the telecommunications policy debates currently going on in Washington, D.C., and to show opposition to the phone companies reportedly providing customer records without a court order to the National Security Agency. From on May 26, 2006 at 12:32 a.m..

Indiestore.com - iTunes for Indie Bands A new website offers unsigned bands the means to sell downloads and break into the charts. From on May 26, 2006 at 12:32 a.m..

Build your own Robot Thanks to cheap technology, robotics is no longer the preserve of men in white coats. From on May 26, 2006 at 12:32 a.m..

Top 10 Gadgets You Can Actually Afford Now that we've drooled over the Top 10 Gadgets for the Filthy Rich, it's time to stop playing Trump and return to this thing called "reality." This decidedly thriftier zone isn't such a bad place, since there are plenty of gadgets out there priced for the everyman (and his poorer cousin, the college student). And inexpensive isn't the same a cheap. From on May 26, 2006 at 12:32 a.m..

Treasury to refund $13 BILLION to consumers The Treasury Department said Thursday that it will stop collecting the 3% federal excise tax on long-distance calls and refund about $13 billion to consumers. "It's not often you get to kill a tax," said Treasury Secretary John Snow. Individuals will be allowed to claim three years' worth of refunds on their 2006 tax returns, filed in 2007. From on May 26, 2006 at 12:32 a.m..

Linux Device Driver Kit Available Have you ever felt teased when driver developers of other operating systems teased you about a lack of a "proper" driver development kit for Linux? Download a CD image that contains everything that a Linux device driver author would need in order to create Linux drivers. From on May 26, 2006 at 12:32 a.m..

XBox 360 - HD-DVD Pics IGN got some new HD-DVD pics of what the device will looks like. From what can be seen, it looks like the device will run off of USB 2.0 and be powered via AC. Not too stylish, but if it's cheap, I'm on board! :) From on May 26, 2006 at 12:32 a.m..

The Brain Holds the Keys to Unlock 'Lost' Memories People may permanently store memories in their brains, even if they cannot consciously recall them, according to a study by Duke University Medical Center researchers. From on May 26, 2006 at 12:32 a.m..

Making Ajax Work with Screen Readers It's well known that AJAX in its current state is fairly inaccessible to certain types of users (eg. the vision impaired). This article offers some suggestions of how to improve the accessibility of websites using AJAX, specifically for those people using screen readers. From on May 26, 2006 at 12:32 a.m..

SCI FI unveils broadband video channel The cable network's programming hit the Web this month on its new broadband video channel, SCI FI Pulse. The new site will feature complete episodes of select SCI FI original series, full-length uncut SCI FI original movies, behind-the-scenes footage, deleted scenes, and interactive viewer programming. From on May 26, 2006 at 12:32 a.m..

Pub urinals use tech to warn drunk drivers In their continuing efforts to get the word out that drunk driving won't be tolerated, Nassau Country police have initiated a pilot program featuring talking urinals. From on May 26, 2006 at 12:32 a.m..

Does Your Handwriting Express Your Personality? It is a technique used all over the world. Many employers, especially in France, rely on it heavily to evaluate contenders for high positions. Specialists are called upon to share their views in court and even for the Secret Service. Which technique is this? Graphology, or the analysis of handwriting to reveal character traits. From on May 26, 2006 at 12:32 a.m..

Car Security, Bluetooth Style Auto-txt immediately identifies a car as stolen if the car is started with the keys but the mobile phone is not present. This unique feature allows a Bluetooth enabled device, such as a phone or PDA, to authenticate the vehicle owner, providing an enhanced level of security. From on May 26, 2006 at 12:32 a.m..

Smart sites to power semantic web Much of the talk at the 2006 World Wide Web conference has been about the technologies behind the so-called "semantic web". Phrases like "increased intelligence", "next generation" and "bringing meaning to the web" are being bandied around by researchers, exhibitors and delegates alike. From on May 26, 2006 at 12:32 a.m..

Incredible Photo: "Land's End" This is a striking environmental image of land erosion in New Mexico. "These fields seem to be slowly eroding away into barren wasteland. At 30,000 feet one can more easily see geographic transitions like this and it's one of the reasons I find flying so enjoyable." From on May 26, 2006 at 12:32 a.m..

There is a bug stuck inside a Cinema Display I still fight the urge to swat it off the screen. I have no idea how to get him out, so for now I just have to hope that when he dies, he’ll die off-screen, Leo McGarry-style. From on May 26, 2006 at 12:32 a.m..

The RIAA's Latest PR Strategy: Gibberish from the jedi-mind-trick dept From on May 26, 2006 at 12:32 a.m..

D-Lib Magazine, Vol. 12, No. 5, May 2006 An electronic publication with a primary focus on digital library research and development. Articles in this issue: Why OpenURL?. Ann Apps, Ross MacIntyre; Using Annotations to Add Value to a Digital Library for Education. Robert A. Arko, Kim A. Kastens, Kathryn M. Ginger, John Weatherley; A Technical Approach and Distributed Model for Validation of Digital Objects. Justin Littman; A Handful of Things: Calisphere's Themed Collections from the California Digital Library. Isaac Mankita, James Harris, Ellen Meltzer. Project Updates: Digital Library Federation (DLF) Aquifer Project. Katherine From EdNA Online on May 26, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..

Interdisciplinarity and Transdisciplinarity in the Organization of Scientific Knowledge - 8th Conference of the ISKO Spanish Chapter The conference is organised by the University of Leon, Spain. The objective is to make the Eighth Isko Spain Congress a meeting devoted to reflection and applications in the area of transdisciplinary organisation of knowledge. From EdNA Online on May 26, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..

WCPSS: Education News Headlines This page, from US Wake County Public School System, is an aggregator of education news headlines. It contains news from Techno-News Blog, Educational Technology Weblog, New York Times Education, BBC News Education, Yahoo! News Search for education, Librarians' Internet Index, The Shifted Librarian, Distance-Educator.com Daily News and Weblogg-ed. From EdNA Online on May 26, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..

10th International IEEE Enterprise Distributed Object Computing Conference (EDOC) The EDOC Conference is the primary annual event focusing on the convergence of the paradigms, technologies and methods involved in enterprise computing. From EdNA Online on May 26, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..

MBA Programs at Business Schools A worldwide directory of MBA programs and business schools that includes admission tips, scholarship links, and glossary of terms. From EdNA Online on May 26, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..

Long-term Repositories: Taking the Shock out of the Future This two-day forum on PREMIS Preservation Metadata and the Trusted Digital Repositories Methodology is designed to meet that need and will be presented by APSR in association with the National LIbrary of Australia. Day One will be a practical exploration of the issues associated with the implementation of a preservation metadata scheme based on the PREMIS model and Day Two will consider the RLG-NARA Audit Checklist for Certifying Digital Repositories. From EdNA Online on May 26, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..

First Monday, Volume 11, Number 5, May 2006 A peer-reviewed journal on the Internet. In this issue: Open source disaster recovery: Case studies of networked collaboration. Calvert Jones, Sarai Mitnick; K–12 encounters the Internet. Paul DiPerna; Zones of silence: A framework beyond the digital divide. Amelia Bryne Potter; What's the matter with the information technology workforce? Manimegalai M Subramaniam, Kathleen Burnett; Privacy and security disclosures on telecardiology Web sites. Lynsey Dubbeld; University Internet cafes: One more cup of information for the road. Tayfun Tanyeri, Cem Cuhadar, Mubin Kiyici, Ahmet Naci Coklar From EdNA Online on May 26, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..

Global Education: Universities in the 21st Century An international platform for discussion and debate on some of the most challenging issues facing universities across the world. Four streams allowing participants to: explore the internationalisation of higher education through the demands placed on leadership and management; understand the development of enterprise and innovation in universities; examine the changing relationship between universities and their students; experience a wide-ranging and diverse Research Festival. Sponsored by The University of Warwick. From EdNA Online on May 25, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..

Intelligent Agent Technology (IAT-06) The conference will be jointly held with the 2006 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence (WI-06) and the 2006 IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM-06). IAT 2006 provides a leading international forum to bring together researchers and practitioners from diverse fields, such as computer science, information technology, business, education, human factors, systems engineering, and robotics From EdNA Online on May 25, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..

DCC and DPC Joint Workshop: Policies for Long-term Curation and Preservation The Digital Curation Centre is pleased to announce that it will be delivering a two-day workshop to explore the range of policies required to manage, preserve, and reuse the information held within digital repositories over time. This event is co-sponsored by the Oxford Internet Institute (OII). From EdNA Online on May 25, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..

Post 16 E-learning Wiki The site has been built by practitioners, for practitioners. It provides information about wiki and its uses in an educational environment. A Wiki (pronounced 'wicky') is a website that allows multiple users to add content, while keeping track of the different contributions. Wikis potentially offer a tool for web-based collaborative editing and a prominent example of emerging social software. From EdNA Online on May 25, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..

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