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Hulu Plus vs. Netflix: Which Is Best?
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Written by Daniel   
Thursday, 01 July 2010 18:15

From PC World

With Hulu Plus debuting this week, online video fans will soon have another alternative to the overpriced programming bundles offered by the cable and satellite companies. While Web-based services that stream movies and TV shows to the home can't yet match the immediacy and depth of traditional pay TV, they're edging closer.

Hulu Plus hasn't opened for business yet, but let's take a look at how it compares on paper with Netflix, the movie rental service that most closely matches Hulu Plus' all-you-can-stream business model.

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Stanford Study: Few Experts Support Global Warming Skepticism
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Written by Daniel   
Monday, 28 June 2010 18:01

From Daily Tech

Study says skeptics are not well-informed on the topic

Stanford University recently conducted a study that shows a minimal number of scientists who do not accept that human beings have contributed to the Earth's climate change have "far less expertise and prominence in climate research" than scientists who do believe climate change has been affected by humans.

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Nanotech, off-the-shelf lets doctors camera see cancer cells
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Written by Daniel   
Friday, 25 June 2010 18:17

From Computer World

Researchers at Rice University hope technology can be used in routine cancer screenings
Researchers have added nanoechnology to an off-the-shelf digital camera to help doctors distinguish healthy cells from cancerous cells in the human body.

Rice University scientists said Thursday that doctors can use the souped-up camera to see cancerous cells on the camera's LCD monitor. Targeted nanoparticles deliver fluorescent dyes to help doctors easily and quickly distinguish healthy from dangerous cells.

 

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UK hacks are hacked off by the Digital Economy Act
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Written by Danrok   
Thursday, 24 June 2010 23:52

From The Inquirer:

THE NATIONAL UNION OF JOURNALISTS (NUJ) has signed off on a campaign to back legal action challenging the Digital Economy Act (DEA).

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Back room net neutrality deal? Reform groups up in arms
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Written by Daniel   
Tuesday, 22 June 2010 17:55

From ARS Technica

The media reform crowd is going nuts over reports that the Federal Communications Commission is holding closed door meetings with ISPs, Google, and Skype in a bid to reach a compromise deal on the agency's proposed net neutrality rules.

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Obama Fights For Nuclear, Environmentalists Label Him a Shill
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Written by Daniel   
Monday, 21 June 2010 18:22

From Daily Tech

Nuclear plant, nuclear fuel facility, and loan agreements all advancing, despite protests

Breaking with many members of his party, U.S. President Barack Obama this year called upon the U.S. to regain its lead in nuclear power and embrace new clean nuclear technology.  The move was tremendously unpopular among some of his key constituents.

A February article in Mother Jones blasted the President, accusing him of be in the nuclear industry's pocket, writing:

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