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Willkommen im Neanderthal Museum The Neanderthal museum website focuses on the Neanderthals, whose first traces were discovered in 1856 in the Neander Valley, Germany. The cave of Feldhof, where the first skeleton has been unearthed, does not exist anymore and the entire area has been transformed in an artistic park. This website contains short descriptions of the museum and park, the artistic exhibitions, research sponsored by the museum and practical information to visit or contact the museum. The section about research contains some information about the EU-financed research project "The Neanderthal Tools" (TNT). Many abst From New Humbul Resources on June 1, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..

The American War on Science Why the country's reliance on imported brainpower is on a collision course with its home-grown distaste for science. From on June 1, 2006 at 4:55 p.m..

Ubuntu Dapper Review "To sum up my experience with Ubuntu’s Dapper I will say that it is easily the most impressive Linux distribution I have used to date. The combination of speed, stability, ease of use and the excellant apt-get package manager, makes it the Linux distro to beat." From on June 1, 2006 at 4:55 p.m..

New Protein Target May Advance Design Of HIV And Cancer Drugs Using small molecules containing platinum, Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center researchers have created a process to inhibit a class of proteins important in HIV and cancer. From on June 1, 2006 at 4:55 p.m..

New Gmail Feature: Reply by Chat Google has just added a new feature to Gmail. You can now send messages you were about to email to a Gtalk user who has just signed on. Gmail will even then combine the email and the chat converstation in a single thread. From on June 1, 2006 at 4:21 p.m..

Red Hat creates social networking site Red Hat has created a new social networking service called Mugshot. With support for Linux, Windows, and OS X, the platform independent service integrates with a variety of desktop applications and enables users to communicate and share informtaion. From on June 1, 2006 at 4:21 p.m..

Video games push for Olympic recognition Global Gaming League talking with China to bring competitive gaming to the Beijing 2008 games From on June 1, 2006 at 4:21 p.m..

The 7.9 Billion Dollar Plan to Save the Everglades In an effort to reverse damage, the park service is embarking on a $7.9 billion, 35-year plan to restore the park's 1.4 million acres of federally protected wetlands and 10 million acres of the surrounding Everglades. From on June 1, 2006 at 4:21 p.m..

iPod click of doom solved by intrepid owner After chucking his (dead) 4G iPod off of a third story balcony to test an iPod case, JC from Mac Geekery made a startling discovery: ... "Come again? Three story drop and it fixed it?" From on June 1, 2006 at 4:21 p.m..

Intel's New Strategy: Power Efficiency "In July 2006, the chip-making giant will release a new microprocessor, called Core 2 Duo, designed for laptops and desktops. The new chip is based on Intel's current chip architecture, which replaced traditional single-core processing with two processing centers on a single chip." From on June 1, 2006 at 4:21 p.m..

How Sony Failed to Connect, Again Early in 2005, more than a dozen Sony employees from the company's consumer electronics divisions gathered for an unusual meeting in the tiny Palo Alto, Calif., headquarters of digital media start-up Kinoma. From on June 1, 2006 at 4:21 p.m..

World's Heaviest Dinosaur Found In Utah (w/ video & Pics) The report said the specimen weighed more than 10,000 pounds, making it three times the size and weight of an armored dinosaur called Gastonia. From on June 1, 2006 at 4:21 p.m..

Taking photos with a lens made of ice! Matthew Wheeler took his first picture through an ice lens in response to a challenge by Scientific American and CBC calling on listeners to light a fire with a lens made entirely of ice. Too easy by far - Matthew took it one step farther and started photographing the natural beauty of his surroundings through the ice lenses he made. From on June 1, 2006 at 4:21 p.m..

Segway's Brilliant New Strategy? Leasing! Can't afford to ride a Segway? Now maybe you can. From on June 1, 2006 at 4:21 p.m..

Nokia Releases S60 Apache Web Server Port under Open Source Running an Apache web server on your Nokia phone is a cool thought. There could be many applications for this. Besides the http server, Nokia also released a gateway solution that actually makes it possible to address a mobile phone via a URL. From on June 1, 2006 at 4:21 p.m..

SeeWindowsVista.com - A Look at Vista's Upcoming Programs This web site, made by Microsoft, highlights some of the upcoming programs in Vista. Programs not made by Microsoft. The web site is hosted by Tom Skerritt a.k.a David Drumlin from Contact. An interesting web site, worth a look for the design alone. From on June 1, 2006 at 4:21 p.m..

Best Buy sells couples hard drive - turns up in Chicago flea market Henry Gerbus said Best Buy assured him the computer's old hard drive -- loaded with personal information -- would be destroyed. "They said rest assured. They drill holes in it so it's useless," said Gerbus. That wasn't the case. From on June 1, 2006 at 4:21 p.m..

25+ tips to get started with Dapper Ubuntu 6.06 is here! Get started with over 25 tips to tweak, personalize and otherwise polish the diamond that is Dapper Drake. Tips include installing multimedia codecs, adding extra repositories, adding a Windows-like "Start" button, and much more! From on June 1, 2006 at 4:21 p.m..

ThePirateBay Strikes Back MPA, IFPI and Antipiratbyrån jubilation proves impotent, as ThePirateBay.org prepares its return. From on June 1, 2006 at 4:21 p.m..

Manage Apache Bandwidth Quota And Throttling With mod_cband This article shows how to install and configure mod_cband on an Apache2 web server. mod_cband is an Apache2 module which provides bandwidth quota and throttling. It solves the problem of limiting users' and virtualhosts' bandwidth usage. The current version can set bandwidth quotas, maximal download speed, requests-per-second speed, etc. From on June 1, 2006 at 4:21 p.m..

The Internet isn't free! Awesome Interview with Tim Berners-Lee. From on June 1, 2006 at 4:21 p.m..

Virgin Atlantic introducing on-board telemedicine on entire fleet Virgin Atlantic will be installing telemedicine devices on their entire fleet. The devices called Tempus, produced by Remote Diagnostic Technologies, is for use by non-medical personnel to take a patient's vitals and communicate via satellite with doctors on the ground. From on June 1, 2006 at 4:21 p.m..

GNU grep's new features If you haven't been paying attention to GNU grep recently, you should be happily surprised by some of the new features and options that have come about with the 2.5 series. They bring it functionality you can't get anywhere else -- including the ability to output only matched patterns (not lines), color output, and new file and directory options. From on June 1, 2006 at 4:21 p.m..

Bacteria Eats Chocolate And Excretes Electricity University of Birmingham microbiologists have found a bacterium that excretes electricity-generating hydrogen when fed sugar, and have made electricity from waste chocolate headed for the landfill. From on June 1, 2006 at 4:21 p.m..

Is the Brain Really Necessary? A neurologist studying people with hydrocephalus found that half of his most severe cases had IQs greater than 100, even though they had 95% of their cranial cavity filled with cerebrospinal fluid. One of them was a student who had an IQ of 126 and had a first class honours degree in mathematics while having "virtually no brain." From on June 1, 2006 at 4:21 p.m..

Nice gallery of real castles for sale around the world For the same price as a 2 bedroom apartment in San Francisco you can get something that would house an army and possibly did. From on June 1, 2006 at 4:21 p.m..

Wall Street says sell your Sony stock Ok, it's an upgrade from their previous advice of 'Strong Sell,' but it's interesting to note the phrase "a lack of visibility in Sony's games division." From on June 1, 2006 at 4:21 p.m..

Sendmail Removed From NetBSD Christos Zoulas removed sendmail from the NetBSD source tree, after a lot of discussion about its security track-record. Sendmail will remain available from pkgsrc. From on June 1, 2006 at 4:21 p.m..

Details on the June 1st ISS Space Walk 'Live' on the Internet NASA will provide live coverage of the Expedition 13 crew’s spacewalk on NASA TV beginning at 5:30 p.m. EDT (2130 GMT) on June 1. You are invited to follow the crew’s progress using SPACE.com’s NASA TV feed by clicking here. From on June 1, 2006 at 4:21 p.m..

Play Original NES Super Mario Bros. in 3D!!! Super Mario Bros 2.5D is a remake of the classic, Super Mario Bros… in 3D. How can you remake a 2D game in 3D? Add depth! Defeat enemies as Mario in a whole new way with 3D views and 3D graphics!” More screenshots, info, and where to download it after the jump: download link at bottom of article. From on June 1, 2006 at 4:21 p.m..

$100 PC Increases to $130, Due In April 2007 It's not longer a $100 PC. The ruggedized, two pound Linux desktop system, with mesh networking will sell for about $130 to $140 (san shipping) to governments starting in April 2007. From on June 1, 2006 at 4:21 p.m..

Hong Kong Government Hires 200,000 Youthful Spies to Monitor Piracy "The government has recruited 200,000 members of youth groups to spy on internet activity and report illegal file transfers as part of an anti-internet piracy campaign launched yesterday." From on June 1, 2006 at 4:21 p.m..

How to: Make a Vacuum Cannon Make a simple cannon out of some tube and a vacuum cleaner. From on June 1, 2006 at 4:21 p.m..

Apple Named Hardware Company of the Year by PC World Magazine PC World magazine on Wednesday issued its 2006 Hardware Company of the Year award to Apple, which had five products land on its list of the 100 Best Products of 2006: the iPod nano (#4), Boot Camp (#10), the Mac mini (#35), the iPod (#36), and iTunes (#43). From on June 1, 2006 at 4:21 p.m..

Half Life 2: Episode one Released Valve have now released the first half life 2 expantion, HL2:EP1, Playable on steam NOW From on June 1, 2006 at 4:21 p.m..

Sun Microsystems to Cut Up to 5,000 Jobs Computer server maker Sun Microsystems Inc., whose revenue has declined four years in a row, said Wednesday it planned to cut 4,000 to 5,000 jobs in an effort to return to consistent profitability. From on June 1, 2006 at 4:21 p.m..

Teenage boy blows up the house with deodorant ...And that caused a can of Sure deodorant to explode with such force that it not only blew out windows but cracked a wall and even, briefly, lifted the roof off the bungalow. From on June 1, 2006 at 4:21 p.m..

Archaeology action online Follow the news here, at the University of Memphis project home website, from the first untouched Egyptian tomb in the Valley of the Kings to be discovered since 1922. There is no virtual dust on archaeology these days! You can almost look over the shoulders as the discoverers make their finds. History discovery, Egyptian, tombs From Golden Swamp on June 1, 2006 at 12:30 p.m..

Australian Vocational Education and Training Statistics: Apprentices and Trainees - December Quarter 2005, Summary This publication provides estimates of apprentice and trainee activity for the quarter ending 31 December 2005. An apprentice or trainee is a person undertaking vocational training through a contracted training arrangement. From EdNA Online on June 1, 2006 at 10:30 a.m..

Belgium plans first renewable energy Antarctic base Belgium will build the first polar station powered solely by renewable sources of energy at a site in the Antarctic that will study climate change. From on June 1, 2006 at 8:57 a.m..

Vonage stock plummeting since IPO This must be at least partly related to the free Skype out thing, as predicted on Diggnation. From on June 1, 2006 at 8:57 a.m..

How do you make a fuel cell? Print it The technology that helped make black-light posters and concert T-shirts a cultural mainstay is now being used to make fuel cells, chip packages and PC components."A fuel cell reformer can take two weeks on conventional manufacturing processes. It will take us three minutes on a full-scale production line." From on June 1, 2006 at 8:57 a.m..

Wi-Fi Chip Makers Reach 100Mbps on 802.11n Broadcom Corp. and Atheros Communications Inc. said Wednesday they have achieved interoperability at more than 100Mbps (bits per second) between devices made using their chipsets. From on June 1, 2006 at 8:57 a.m..

ProTools now for Intel Macs Digidesign releases ProTools 7.1.1 for Intel Macs. From on June 1, 2006 at 8:57 a.m..

Swedish broadband usage dropped When thepiratebay went down the swedish/stockholm broadband usage dropped. Look at these graphs over broadband usage for stockholm. From on June 1, 2006 at 8:57 a.m..

Robot Hand Controlled by Human Thought Using functional magnetic resonance imaging to scan a person’s brain when they thought about making a “rock”, “paper”, and “scissors” shape with their hands, then mapping the scans to robot hand actions, researchers could effectively control the metal grabber just by their mind alone. From on June 1, 2006 at 8:57 a.m..

Adobe to phase out Freehand, GoLive Adobe said that it will discontinue Macromedia Freehand illustration and and its own GoLive web design product, as the company simplifies its product line following the recent purchase and aquisition of Macromedia. From on June 1, 2006 at 8:57 a.m..

Adobe: GoLive and Freehand development WILL continue Several online Web sites have posted information in the past couple of days stating that Adobe Systems will discontinue development and support for two of its products: GoLive and Freehand. Adobe says the reports are not correct and the products are not being discontinued. From on June 1, 2006 at 8:57 a.m..

Skype software to ship on Dell laptops The Skype software will be offered as part of Dell's audio/video communications package on the new XPS M1210 and M2010 laptops, Skype announced Wednesday. The communications package also includes an integrated Webcam and microphone, noise isolation ear buds, and a mobile broadband antenna. From on June 1, 2006 at 8:57 a.m..

No porn site accepts AMEX. I had no idea American Express said no to porn in 2000. From on June 1, 2006 at 8:57 a.m..

The 9 Best Widgets There are thousands of widgets available for Tiger, here are nine of the best. Nice selection. From on June 1, 2006 at 8:57 a.m..

How Flushing The Toilet Could Power Your Home One Day The Ghent University researchers have designed a way to boost the output of microbial fuel cells, an emerging technology that captures the energy produced when bacteria break down waste and turn it into electrical current. From on June 1, 2006 at 8:57 a.m..

Tom's Hardware Gives Windows Vista Thumbs Up! "Microsoft's new Vista is surprisingly entertaining. The new look of the operating system is good, and lets it outshine its Linux and Mac OS competitors. One notices repeatedly while working with this software that Microsoft scoped out its competition very carefully." From on June 1, 2006 at 8:57 a.m..

Soccer-Playing Robots Soccer-playing humanoids kick off one of the biggest robotics competitions of the year. As World Cup soccer rages in Germany this month, 350 teams from around the world will convene in the city of Bremen to compete in the robotic equivalent, the 10th annual RoboCup World Championship. From on June 1, 2006 at 8:57 a.m..

Stardust Virus Lands On OpenOffice Researchers at Kaspersky Lab have spotted what they believe is the first virus for OpenOffice, the open-source rival to Microsoft's Office productivity suite. From on June 1, 2006 at 8:57 a.m..

Ubuntu 6.06 out - really this time! Not a release candidate! Happy installs! From on June 1, 2006 at 8:57 a.m..

Chicago Cops to Get Segways to Fight Crime "Chicago cops have a well-deserved reputation for being the toughest guys in a tough town. But you've got to wonder how many heads they are going to have to crack to keep that reputation up, now that more and more officers are riding around the Windy City on Segway scooters." From on June 1, 2006 at 8:57 a.m..

"The Playstation 3 Is a Computer" Good interview with Sony's head game designer Phil Harrison. From on June 1, 2006 at 8:57 a.m..

Researchers pinpoint the energy it takes to make a species Comfortable living is not why so many different life forms seem to converge at the warmer areas of the planet. From on June 1, 2006 at 8:57 a.m..

The Pirate Bay: Will be up and functional within a day or two Well it looks like they haven't "sunk". MPAA should be gutted. From on June 1, 2006 at 8:57 a.m..

Intel-based Xserve due this summer Apple's Xserve may find Intel processors inside of it ahead of any Power Mac upgrade, sources report. Intel is currently on track to deliver Woodcrest, the code-named successor to its Xeon processor targeted at servers, in June, and sources say Apple is eying the release of the first Intel-based Xserve around July. From on June 1, 2006 at 8:57 a.m..

myinternet Relaunched Under New Name CSM Group has relaunched subsidiary companies; myinternet, CSM Technology and Applied Data Control (ADC)under the new branding of Editure. Editure is an international leader in education software services and is a recognised Australian provider of infrastructure and managed IT services. From EdNA Online on June 1, 2006 at 4:30 a.m..

Obesity in Children Overweight and obesity in children are among the most important risks to children's long and short-term health. This web page summarises the contributors to obesity, the body mass index guidelines for children, associated health problems, how to prevent or manage obesity, and further information. From EdNA Online on June 1, 2006 at 3:30 a.m..

Nintendo in Alzheimer's Battle Computer games in the hands of the elderly are shaping up as the latest weapons in the war against Alzheimer's. From EdNA Online on June 1, 2006 at 3:30 a.m..

Why the study of education matters Curriculum Leadership Journal: 4: 15 In the late 20th century, it had become fashionable to argue that teachers can learn most of what they need to know by being in schools. Now, however, the tide has turned and the call is for education to draw on research to do things more effectively. While Australian education research is extremely highly regarded and used internationally, it faces new challenges about how to do things better and what we need to be teaching to develop new thinkers, and good citizens, and the type of lifelong learning needed in the future. From EdNA Online on June 1, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..

Active Maths World Cup Football Games These mathematical activities can be used with pupils aged 10 to 16. The activities can be used either by individual pupils, small groups or with the whole class using a projector or an interactive whiteboard. From EdNA Online on June 1, 2006 at 1:30 a.m..

Breakfast Programs: A Background Paper for South Australia Breakfast programs have been identified as a way that schools and preschools can improve the health and wellbeing of students. They are also a means of reducing socio-economic disparities in health, education and wellbeing, and improving food security. Authors Leanne Kennett and Dr Alison Smith from the Centre for Health Promotion; Children, Youth and Women's Health Service identify five broad approaches to breakfast programs and look at policy aspects. From EdNA Online on June 1, 2006 at 1:30 a.m..

West Sussex Grid for Learning: World Cup Maths Problems Ideas suggested by maths co-ordinators (Spring 2006) related to the 2006 World Cup competition have been collated in this document. Ideas are displayed as lesson plans From EdNA Online on June 1, 2006 at 1:30 a.m..

Bill Calls for MySpace Age Limit Concerned about the increasing number of online predators reportedly contacting children through the use of popular social networking sites such as MySpace.com, a American congressman has proposed federal legislation that seeks to restrict the use of social networking technologies by children in schools and libraries. Critics of the bill say it would would prohibit educators from exploring educational benefits of the technology, and they advocate instead for teaching students how to use these sites responsibly. From EdNA Online on June 1, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..

Making the most of the World Cup Teaching resources and information related to the World Cup 2006. Resources and activities are available in the following topics: general, modern foreign languages, maths and numeracy, presentations and extra links. From EdNA Online on June 1, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..

Youth Ambassador Speaking Competition - QLD An opportuntiy exists for a student to deliver a keynote address alongside the Queensland Premier and President Mikhail Gorbachev as part of the opening speeches on the Education Day of the Earth Dialogues 2006 forum on Monday 24 July. From EdNA Online on June 1, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..

Mathematical possibilities in World Cup 2002 A mathematics education resource for teachers and students, with interactive games and activities, interactive worksheets, simulations and innovative ICT training materials specifically focussed on the World Cup. From EdNA Online on June 1, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..

United Nations Cyberschoolbus Cyberschoolbus provides numerous teaching and learning units of work, interactives and interviews around human rights issues. The unit on human rights includes an interactive version of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights, with both a full text and simplified version of each article, explanation, poster and reflective activity. From Recent Items on May 31, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..

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