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Diamonds Are a Fuel Cell's Best Friend

A new way to make cubic zirconia with very small crystal sizes could be key to making hydrogen fuel cells more reliable and cost-effective.

The invention by a team led by Zuhair Munir, distinguished professor of chemical engineering and materials science at UC Davis, was recently included in Nanotech Briefs magazine's Nano50 awards for 2007. The awards recognize technologies, products and people most likely to impact the state of the art in nanotechnology.

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PHP 4 End of Life Announcement

The PHP development team has announced that support for PHP 4 will
continue until the end of this year only. After 2007-12-31 there will
be no more releases of PHP 4.4. Critical security fixes will be made
available on a case-by-case basis until 2008-08-08. For documentation

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Facebook In Court

The lawsuit, filed by brothers Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, and Divya Narendra, accuses Zuckerberg, Facebook's 23-year-old C.E.O, of stealing the source code, design, and business plan for Facebook in 2003 when he briefly worked in the Harvard dorms as a programmer for their own fledgling social-networking site, now known as ConnectU.

The plaintiffs have demanded that Facebook be shut down and that full control of the site - and its profits - be turned over to them.

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True random number generator goes online

A 'true' random number generator that relies on the unpredictable quantum process of photon emission has gone online providing academic and scientific community access to true random numbers free of charge.

http://random.irb.hr/

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Google offers to run site search engines

By MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Business WriterTue Jul 17, 7:38 PM ET

Google Inc. is offering to run the search engines of small Web sites for as little as $100 per year, marking the company's latest attempt to make more money off technology that already steers much of the Internet's traffic.

The service scheduled to be unveiled Tuesday is aimed at the millions of Web sites that either don't have search engines or are unhappy with the quality of their current search results, said Nitin Mangtani, a Google product manager.

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Goat or Chicken: Will 2010 Pontiac be a Firebird or GTO?

Posted Jul 3rd 2007 by Frank Filipponio

We visited this issue in February, when Winding Road speculated Pontiac would get a Camaro spinoff, but now Car and Driver is weighing in. With the imminent return of the Chevy Camaro, many Poncho fans have wondered about a possible return of the screaming chicken, as well. Pontiac's last attempt at reviving a storied model (GTO) met with mixed results.

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Transformers Movie - GO SEE IT!!

This was a really well done movie, some of the fights between the auto-bots was long, but the movie had a lot of good humor (a lot!), things blowing up, gun fire..... plenty of ACTION!

Anyway, the camero in it looked really sweet. And I've seen that as the new concept for the camero that is coming out. But I didn't know they had one made already. Well, they don't! Sorta..

City shows off evolution of safety academy

By Benjamin Lanka | The Journal Gazette

Five months before it officially opens its doors, the $27 million Public Safety Academy of Northeast Indiana is already making an impression.

City, state and federal officials were given a tour of the 132,000-square-foot academy Thursday, almost a year after its construction started.

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Public Safety Academy on Schedule to Open in November

Mayor Graham Richard and Public Safety Academy of Northeast Indiana Director Brent Johnson today were joined by first responders, area educators and government officials to view the progress being made at the Public Safety Academy at Southtown Centre.

The first-of-its-kind facility is on schedule to open in November. The $27 million academy will provide police, fire, emergency medical services, and homeland security training and education for professionals and students from Northeast Indiana and across the Midwest.

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Indiana Purdue University Fort Wayne - Videos of University Singers and Others

The following are a collection of videos of IPFW Chamber Singers and IPFW University Singers.

Meg's Junior Recital

Soprano Meg L. Junior Recital. April 1st, 2007

Songs of Love and Loss

Soprano Amy Prickett sings "Frauenliebe und Leben" by Schumann and "Der Hirt auf dem Felsen" by Schubert with Robert Bean, piano.
Thursday, Mar. 29. 2007
Also, sorry for any jiggling of the camera :D

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