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7 posts • joined 1 Jul 2011

Robot rover Curiosity sets out on first long Mars trip

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Re: Why so slow?

Because the mighty nuclear power plant produces a whole 100W of power, so it isn't rushing anywhere. And the rocket blast might have uncovered something interesting.

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SpaceX does what it HASN'T done before: Dragon in close ISS flyby

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Re: Patent lawyers... IN SPAAACE!

This could be a major breakthrough in propulsion technology, a mass driver using patent lawers as reaction mass.

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NHS diabetic gizmo will text for help if wearer is in danger

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Arthur C Clark again

Reminds me of one of Arthur C Clark's ideas

One of his characters wore a heart monitor that would make announcements like "I think you should take it easy", "you should lie down and rest", "I have radioed for assistance, an ambulance will be here soon" and "if anyone can hear this please assist"

I thought it was a pretty cool idea for the 1970s

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ARM vet: The CPU's future is threatened

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If you can't take the heat

It might be nice to have a mega battery in your pocket, but how do you use a phone with a 50W processor without resorting to oven gloves.

Power is an issue for desktop and server machines as well, mainly because of the cooling problem.

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Boffins build nanowire lasers from nappy-rash cream

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Genius

You sir are a genius, I take my hat off to you

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Goldfish

This could be the chance for the humble goldfish to take it's rightful place as the arch villain's most terrifying weapon

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El Reg cuts ribbon on new Special Projects Bureau

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Wrong Approach?

Since the plan to shrink lasers isn't going too well I think more effort should go into breeding larger sharks

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