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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Found Guilty in Apple Patent Breach in the USA

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After Samsung lost the legal battle with Apple in Australia another piece of bad news for the Korean company comes from the USA. The two fought in court on 20 cases in 10 countries and had a couple of incidents like that one that involved the withdrawal of the Galaxy Tab 7.7 from the IFA 2011 booth.

Now, the US Court has found that the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 violated Apple iPad patents. However, in order to get satisfaction, Apple will have to prove that the patents that were infringed are valid. Court Judge Lucy Koh denied the Apple injunction request focused on the “utility patent infringement and requires more clear info on the 3 design patents that are also involved, as well as their law in the US.

Apple filed this case back in April and at this rate it could drag on forever and ever. Right now the Galaxy Tab 10.1 is banned in Australia, but a ban in the US will totally kill the Samsung tablet fame and respect…

Souce : Tablet-News

World’s biggest particle collider smashes data record

(Space.com)

We’ll have to take physicists’ word for it that “one inverse femtobarn” is a lot. That’s the milestone recently reached by the world’s largest atom smasher, the Large Hadron Collider.

 

Inside the circular machine, which is buried 574 feet (175 meters) underground near Geneva, Switzerland, scientists accelerate protons to speeds approaching that of light, and then crash them into each other to produce energetic wrecks that can give rise to new and exotic particles.

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the CERN physics lab began operating in 2008, and has been ramping up its power levels and the intensity of its particle beams. Today (June 17) at 4:50 a.m. ET (10:50 a.m. local time), the amount of data accumulated by two LHC experiments called ATLAS and CMS clicked over from 0.999 to 1 inverse femtobarn.

 

A “barn” is a unit of area, approximately equal to the cross-sectional area of the nucleus of a uranium atom. The prefix “femto” means 10?15 or 0.000000000000001, and an inverse femtobarn is a measurement of particle collisions per area — in other words, how many atoms actually smash together inside the machine.

The more particle collisions that LHC creates, the better its chances of discovering new physics.

“This is a superb achievement, which demonstrates the outstanding performance of the accelerator and of the operation team,” Fabiola Gianotti, spokeswoman for the ATLAS experiment, said in a statement. “The ATLAS physicists, in particular students and postdocs, are working hard and with great enthusiasm to produce exciting results, from precise measurements of the known particles to searches for the Higgs boson and other new phenomena. It’s really a gorgeous moment!”

The Higgs boson is one of the atom smasher’s most prized targets. Physicists think this theoretical particle, also dubbed the God particle, might be responsible for giving other particles mass. Though the Higgs has long been predicted to exist, it has never been seen. Many researchers are holding out hope that LHC will finally be powerful enough to create it.

“With the LHC running at much higher intensity than initially foreseen, signals of new physics might appear any moment in our data,” said CMS spokesman Guido Tonelli. “Hundreds of young researchers all over the world are actively searching for new particles such as the Higgs boson, supersymmetric particles or new exotic states of matter. If nature is kind to us, we could have major breakthroughs even before the end of this incredibly exciting year.”

Source : CBS News

Microsoft gets antitrust approval to buy Skype

Microsoft Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Steve Ballmer (L) and Skype CEO Tony Bates shake hands at their joint news conference in San Francisco, May 10, 2011. REUTERS/Susana Bates

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(Reuters) – Microsoft has won U.S. antitrust approval to buy the Internet phone service Skype, the Federal Trade Commission said in a website posting on Friday.

Microsoft announced in May it was buying Skype for $8.5 billion, its biggest-ever acquisition, placing a rich bet on mobile and the Internet to try and best rivals such as Google Inc.

The approval was announced in a listing of deal approvals that comes out several times a week.

Microsoft’s interest in the money-losing, but popular service highlights a need to gain new customers for its Windows and Office software. Skype has 145 million users on average each month and has gained favor among small businesses.

Source : Reuters

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2012 catastrophe caused by NIBIRU or ELENIN..Russia expresses its concerns

NASA and the European Space Agency have been warning the world for two years about the approaching catastrophes that may unfold during late 2011 through 2012. Few have been listening.
Calling it a “once in a lifetime super solar storm event,” NASA warns that killer solar flares can slam the Earth knocking out the Northern Hemisphere’s technological infrastructure and kicking everything back to the level of the late 1800s.
Russia too has voiced concern. And now the eminent astrophysicist, Alexey Demetriev [“PLANET PHYSICAL STATE OF THE EARTH AND LIFE”], claims what is happening is worse—much worse—than what NASA and the ESA have admitted: Our entire solar system is entering an immense, deadly, interstellar energy cloud.
This is the unknown, alien Photon Belt, World defenseless against unknown, alien cloud!
Terrified scientists at NASA discovered on July 14, 2010, that our system is passing through an interstellar energy cloud. This highly energized, electrified cloud of gas, is disturbing and disrupting the sun. In conjunction with Earth’s weakening and moving magnetic shield, the world is becoming defenseless, against massive solar flares and intense radiation.
NASA, the ESA and the National Academy of Science have issued an unprecedented solar storm warning for 2012. But what NASA and the federal government are hiding, according to Demetriev, is that the sun—and everything in our solar system—has plunged into an alien, unknown photon cloud…a belt of danger that could precipitate gigantic solar explosions, magnetic anomalies, careening cometary masses and destabilize the orbits of some asteroids.
Deadly supermassive flares affect weather
The bottom line is bigger and more frequent solar storms and coronal mass ejections (CME’s) resulting in the Carrington effect, named after 19th Century scientist Richard Carrington. The Carrington effect predicts the generation of super massive flares that affect the Earth in ways that are very unpleasant.
This interstellar cloud of electrical energy is also absorbed by the Earth, and scientist have found that it results in more earthquakes, all while dramatically affecting the weather.
Super solar flare destroying space station and satellites! Demetriev warns to prepare for the worst. “A Global catastrophe! Not in tens of years from now, but in ones of years.” What to expect? The strong possibility of the loss of high technology, increasing super storms, an encroaching Ice Age, more frequent and massive earthquakes and volcanic activity, tsunamis and Earth exposed to deadly radioactive baths. In short, the 2012 fearmongers may not have been far from the truth after all. If Alexey Demetriev is correct, the events occurring in 2012 will be just short of Doomsday…

 

Source : http://beforeitsnews.com/

Two Ultraheavy Elements Added to Periodic Table

A committee of international chemists and physicists has officially added two new elements to the periodic table: the ultraweighty elements 114 and 116.

They’re the heaviest members yet of the periodic table, with whopping atomic weights of 289 and 292 atomic mass units respectively. The previous heavyweight winners were copernicium (285) and roentgenium (272).

The two new elements are radioactive and only exist for less than a second before decaying into lighter atoms. Element 116 will quickly decay into 114, and 114 transforms into the slightly lighter copernicium as it sheds its alpha particles.

Evidence for the two elements has been mounting for years. In 1999, for example, Russian physicists bombarded plutonium-244 with calcium-48 to produce a single atom of rapidly decaying 114.

After the discovery of 116 in 2000, a decade of further experimentation and a three-year review process, the new elements were given official status by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) and the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics on June 1.

“Element 114″ obviously isn’t a very catchy name, especially in a sea of molybdenums and seaborgiums. They have temporary titles — ununquadium and ununhexium — but final names are yet to been decided.

The discoverers at Dubna, the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, in Russia have proposed the name flerovium for 114, after Soviet element-finder Georgy Flyorov, and moscovium for 116, after Russia’sMoscow region.

The committee also heard arguments for elements 113, 115 and 118. They concluded that the results were encouraging, but don’t quite fulfill the criteria for new elements just yet. The temporarily titled ununtrium, ununpentium and ununoctium, which can weigh as much as 294 atomic mass units, will have to try again in a few years.

By Mark Brown, Wired UK

Source : http://www.wired.co.uk