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General Fusion will start building a full size prototype fusion reactor as early as this year
Canadian Business provides an update on General Fusion. Possibly later this year, General Fusion [website] will begin work on a full-size prototype reactor. At the center will be a sphere, three meters in diameter, inside which molten lead swirls at high sp...
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Glucosamine promotes longevity by mimicking a low-carb diet and extends the life of mice by 10%
The widely used food supplement glucosamine promotes longevity in ageing mice by approximately 10% due to improved glucose metabolism. Michael Ristow, a professor at ETH Zurich, and his team find that the compound does so “by mimicking a low-carb diet in el...
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Another classic prank

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For the laast two month I've been working mainly in Dart, building real applications in Angular Dart. It hasn't been always simple, as Angular Dart is still a bit young, but it has been a wonderful experience and I really like that way of doing webapps.

Here you have a nice article comparing #angulardart  et #angularjs  
The article is nice from a beginners perspective and even if there hides some errors (makig components with angularjs isn't as hard as he says), I tend to agree with him :

- Angular Dart seems way more natural, easier than Angular JS
- I prefer to write Dart code than JS our CoffeeScript, even if I'd love if Dart dropped the semicolons

http://chadoh.com/angulardart-vs-coffeescript-angularjs-how-dart-won-over-coffeescript-halfway-through-the-game
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Turning off a Fat Accumulation Gene to Reduce Obesity proven in Mice
Many who struggle with their weight will often blame a “slow” metabolism – meaning their bodies do not burn calories as quickly or as efficiently as others’. For those who do suffer this condition, investigators from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BI...
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Some technical information about the changes we did for Dart 1.3, to improve server-side performance:

* The HTTP stack, which is written in Dart, was reworked to take advantage of the Dart VM's generational garbage collector[1]. For example, short-lived objects are very cheap to collect, so we now allocate new buffers frequently, instead of reusing buffers.

* On Linux and Mac, we reduced the number of required system calls for asynchronous I/O, which significantly reduced I/O latency. This was accomplished by moving from a combined pull and push based I/O event model, to an entirely push based solution where the OS is responsible for emitting all I/O events.

* We profiled profiled some server-side applications and identified missing optimization opportunities in the Dart VM's optimizing compiler. The VM team also tuned the compiler (for example, inlining strategies and closure calls) for more efficient asynchronous Dart code.

* Again, by profiling some samples, we identified some elements in dart:core and dart:async, that was sub-optimal. (e.g Uri-parsing and toLowerCase).

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garbage_collection_(computer_science)#Generational_GC_.28ephemeral_GC.29
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Lol!
 
The Silicone Valley Technology FleaMarket 

A little humor at the recent spending-sprees that +Mark Zuckerberg has been enjoying! 

#technology   #markzuckerberg   #facebook  
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