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FDA Wants To Release Millions of Genetically Modified Mosquitoes In Florida

Slashdot - Fri, 30/01/2015 - 5:30am
MikeChino writes In an attempt to curb outbreaks of two devastating tropical diseases in the Florida Keys, the FDA is proposing the release of millions of genetically modified mosquitoes into the area. Scientists have bred male mosquitoes with virus gene fragments, so when they mate with the females that bite and spread illness, their offspring will die. This can reduce the mosquito population dramatically, halting the spread of diseases like dengue fever.

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FDA Wants To Release Millions of Genetically Modified Mosquitoes In Florida

Slashdot - Fri, 30/01/2015 - 5:30am
MikeChino writes In an attempt to curb outbreaks of two devastating tropical diseases in the Florida Keys, the FDA is proposing the release of millions of genetically modified mosquitoes into the area. Scientists have bred male mosquitoes with virus gene fragments, so when they mate with the females that bite and spread illness, their offspring will die. This can reduce the mosquito population dramatically, halting the spread of diseases like dengue fever.

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FDA Wants To Release Millions of Genetically Modified Mosquitoes In Florida

Slashdot - Fri, 30/01/2015 - 5:30am
MikeChino writes In an attempt to curb outbreaks of two devastating tropical diseases in the Florida Keys, the FDA is proposing the release of millions of genetically modified mosquitoes into the area. Scientists have bred male mosquitoes with virus gene fragments, so when they mate with the females that bite and spread illness, their offspring will die. This can reduce the mosquito population dramatically, halting the spread of diseases like dengue fever.

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FDA Wants To Release Millions of Genetically Modified Mosquitoes In Florida

Slashdot - Fri, 30/01/2015 - 5:30am
MikeChino writes In an attempt to curb outbreaks of two devastating tropical diseases in the Florida Keys, the FDA is proposing the release of millions of genetically modified mosquitoes into the area. Scientists have bred male mosquitoes with virus gene fragments, so when they mate with the females that bite and spread illness, their offspring will die. This can reduce the mosquito population dramatically, halting the spread of diseases like dengue fever.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








FDA Wants To Release Millions of Genetically Modified Mosquitoes In Florida

Slashdot - Fri, 30/01/2015 - 5:30am
MikeChino writes In an attempt to curb outbreaks of two devastating tropical diseases in the Florida Keys, the FDA is proposing the release of millions of genetically modified mosquitoes into the area. Scientists have bred male mosquitoes with virus gene fragments, so when they mate with the females that bite and spread illness, their offspring will die. This can reduce the mosquito population dramatically, halting the spread of diseases like dengue fever.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








FDA Wants To Release Millions of Genetically Modified Mosquitoes In Florida

Slashdot - Fri, 30/01/2015 - 5:30am
MikeChino writes In an attempt to curb outbreaks of two devastating tropical diseases in the Florida Keys, the FDA is proposing the release of millions of genetically modified mosquitoes into the area. Scientists have bred male mosquitoes with virus gene fragments, so when they mate with the females that bite and spread illness, their offspring will die. This can reduce the mosquito population dramatically, halting the spread of diseases like dengue fever.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








FDA Wants To Release Millions of Genetically Modified Mosquitoes In Florida

Slashdot - Fri, 30/01/2015 - 5:30am
MikeChino writes In an attempt to curb outbreaks of two devastating tropical diseases in the Florida Keys, the FDA is proposing the release of millions of genetically modified mosquitoes into the area. Scientists have bred male mosquitoes with virus gene fragments, so when they mate with the females that bite and spread illness, their offspring will die. This can reduce the mosquito population dramatically, halting the spread of diseases like dengue fever.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Libinput 0.9 Adds Support For Hovering Fingers On Touchpads

Phoronix - Fri, 30/01/2015 - 5:02am
Peter Hutterer announced the release of libinput 0.9.0 a short time ago...

OH HAPPY DAY! Lawyers replaced by AI

El Reg - Fri, 30/01/2015 - 4:55am
Google also outsmarted by friendly machine pals

Artificial intelligence is a worry on two fronts. In a worst-case scenario, we end up with The Terminator. In a less-painful scenario, we end up with billions of humans out of work as drudgery is replaced by machines.…

Reddit: Don't worry, we didn't tell that foreign government about your /r/brony addiction

El Reg - Fri, 30/01/2015 - 3:57am
Uncle Sam on the other hand ... Data demands by feds revealed

4chan-with-karma-points Reddit has published its first dossier on government demands for users' private records – and the stupidly popular messageboard says it handed over the goods 32 times last year.…

Alibaba Face Off With Chinese Regulator Over Fake Products

Slashdot - Fri, 30/01/2015 - 3:05am
hackingbear writes China's State Administration of Industry and Commerce on Wednesday issued a scathing report against one of the country's biggest stars, accusing e-commerce giant Alibaba of failing to do enough to prevent fake goods from being sold on its websites. SAIC said Alibaba allowed "illegal advertising" that misled consumers with false claims about low prices and other details. It claims some Alibaba employees took bribes and the company failed to deal effectively with fraud. Alibaba fired back with charges of bias and misconduct by accusing the SAIC official in charge of Internet monitoring, Liu Hongliang, of unspecified "procedural misconduct" and warned it will file a formal complaint. Such public defiance is almost unheard of in China. Apparently, Alibaba has long attained the too big to fail status.

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Hey, America. Canada's watchdog just slapped net neutrality rules on wireless internet

El Reg - Fri, 30/01/2015 - 2:58am
Decision breaks down arbitrary divide between web and TV

A decision by Canadian telecoms regulator CRTC may have significant implications after it applied net neutrality rules to wireless connections.…

We take bots down, but they get up again – you're never going to keep them down

El Reg - Fri, 30/01/2015 - 2:29am
Dell analysis shows ZeroAccess botnet still slinging out

A combined attack on one of the world's biggest networks of infected PCs has been partially successful: analysis from Dell SecureWorks shows you can't keep a bad botnet down.…

iTunes Connect does developer shuffle

El Reg - Fri, 30/01/2015 - 1:58am

Apple has kicked off an impromptu game of musical chairs on iTunes Connect dropping developers into random accounts including one lucky punter who was allegedly handed Blackberry's portal.…

Amazon, flush with cash, says it will let you peek inside AWS' pants

El Reg - Fri, 30/01/2015 - 1:41am
Plans to break out numbers for cloud biz for first time this year

Amazon left smiles on investors' faces on Thursday following a fourth-quarter earnings report that trounced analysts' estimates.…

Google's latest letdown: Simply not enough billions since October

El Reg - Fri, 30/01/2015 - 12:57am
Revenue and income miss their marks amid rising costs

Google's coffers swelled once again in the fourth quarter of its fiscal 2014, with revenues hitting $18.10bn, a 15.3 per cent year-on-year increase.…

Microsoft To Invest In Rogue Android Startup Cyanogen

Slashdot - Fri, 30/01/2015 - 12:55am
An anonymous reader writes The Wall Street Journal reports that Microsoft plans to be a minority investor in a roughly $70 million round of equity financing for mobile startup Cyanogen Inc. Neither company is commenting on the plan but last week during a talk in San Francisco, Cyanogen's CEO said the company's goal was to "take Android away from Google." According to Bloomberg: "The talks illustrate how Microsoft is trying to get its applications and services on rival operating systems, which has been a tenet of Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella. Microsoft has in the past complained that Google Inc., which manages Android, has blocked its programs from the operating system."

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'Revenge porn' bully told not to post people's nude pics online. That's it. That's his punishment

El Reg - Fri, 30/01/2015 - 12:30am
Walking sack of crap ordered to destroy all pics, too

Notorious "revenge porn" tormentor Craig Brittain has been banned from posting people's nude photos on his website or anywhere else online – and ordered to destroy thousands of pictures in his possession.…

Free Software Foundation Endorses Another (Outdated) Laptop

Phoronix - Fri, 30/01/2015 - 12:26am
Back in 2013 the Free Software Foundation endorsed its first laptop as respecting the user's freedoms. Being announced today is another laptop now being endorsed by the FSF...

LibreOffice Gets a Streamlined Makeover With 4.4 Release

Slashdot - Fri, 30/01/2015 - 12:11am
TechCurmudgeon sends word that LibreOffice 4.4 has been released. "The Document foundation announced availability of the latest version of LibreOffice on Thursday, which it says is the most beautiful version of the open source productivity suite yet. LibreOffice 4.4 also fixes some compatibility issues with files that are saved in Microsoft's OOXML formats. LibreOffice 4.4 has got a lot of UX and design love," Jan "Kendy" Holesovsky, who leads the design team for Libreoffice, said in a statement. LibreOffice 4.4 is currently available for Windows."

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