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2008-02-10 15:38:21

Scientists hope that a new supercomputer being built by Syracuse University's Department of Physics may help them identify the sound of a celestial black hole. The supercomputer, dubbed SUGAR (SU Gravitational and Relativity Cluster), will soon receive massive amounts of data from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) that was collected over a two-year period at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO). LIGO is funded by the National Science Foundation and...

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2005-12-08 14:01:54

AMSTERDAM -- Software piracy is rampant and hampering economic growth, and it is increasingly in the hands of organized groups which are regarded as legitimate businesses in some countries, a survey said on Thursday. The global piracy rate is currently around 35 percent, coming down only 1 percent a year, research group IDC found in a study commissioned by the Business Software Allliance (BSA) which represents around 50 software firms. "A key trend over the last two or three years is...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.