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antiX Linux Doesn't Fool Around

Linux Today - Tue, 2015-06-16 17:00

LinuxInsider: The antiX distro is both something old and something new.

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Energy Harnessed From Humidity Can Power Small Devices

Slashdot - Tue, 2015-06-16 16:56
sciencehabit writes: Scientists have built small devices that generate electricity by harnessing changes in the ambient humidity. This is done through the use of dormant bacterial spores which expand when they absorb moisture from the air. To prove the concept, researchers attached the spores to one side of a curved polymer sheet, and when the spores absorbed humidity from the air, the sheet straightened out. Coupling this movement with an electromagnetic generator allowed them to harvest enough energy to power small devices like an LED and a 100-gram toy car.

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'Get your ass to Market Street!' Arnold Schwarzenegger to give drive-by directions

The Register - Tue, 2015-06-16 16:44
Governator will show you around town with Waze plug-in

Action film star and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is offering his voice to Google's Waze navigation app.…

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