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Strained Graphene Creates Pseudo-Magnetic Fields Stronger Than Any Before Seen

Strained Graphene Creates Pseudo-Magnetic Fields Stronger Than Any Before Seen

Putting the right kind of strain on a patch of graphene can make super-strong pseudo-magnetic fields, a new study says. The finding sheds new light on the properties of electromagnetism, not to mention the odd properties of graphene. When graphene is stretched to form "nanobubbles," the stres

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K-Lite Mega Codec Pack 4.4.2 / K-Lite Codec Pack 4.4.2

K Lite Codec Pack is a collection of codecs and DirectShow filters Those components are needed for encoding and decoding various audio and video formats This Codec Pack is designed as a user friendly solution for playing all your movie files K Lite Mega Codec Pack combines the contents of two packs

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Google Patents Floating Server Farm Powered By OCEAN WAVES

Google Patents Floating Server Farm Powered By OCEAN WAVES

Who in the hell do Google think they are? The goddamn Dharma Initiative? Slashdot readers dug up this 2007 patent for a server farm system, which uses wave power buoys to run a bunch of machines on the boat they're attached to. Though somewhat similar to one of the stations on LOST, this patent

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1Gbps Streaming Achieved With Infrared Light

1Gbps Streaming Achieved With Infrared Light

A Penn State graduate student and professor have built a system that transmits wireless data at 1 Gbps over infrared light. And they think it can go even faster. Just last month, we saw Siemens get to 500Mbps streaming using white LEDs, but this infrared solution works at twice that speed: Th

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CCleaner 2.21.940

CCleaner 2.21.940

CCleaner is a freeware system optimization and privacy tool. It removes unused files from your system - allowing Windows to run faster and freeing up valuable hard disk space. It also cleans traces of your online activities such as your Internet history. But the best part is that it's fast (normal

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Is a 15-inch MacBook Air In the Works?

Is a 15-inch MacBook Air In the Works?

A Taiwanese blog named Apple.pro has an inconsistent track record, posting a fake shot of a MacBook before revealing the first images of unibody construction. Now they claim a 15-inch Air is on the way. Through the glory of Google translate: It is understood that Apple is producing more than t

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How a Tiny Magnet Could Produce a Force Field Big Enough To Protect a Space Ship

[HTML1] While many hurdles are keeping us stuck here on Earth, our solar system's deadly radiation is chief among them. But scientists now think that a thumb-sized magnet could produce a force field big enough to shield an entire spaceship. The big fiery ball we call our Sun is constantly shoo

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Ecosquid Is Like Expedia For Gadget Selling, Recycling

Ecosquid Is Like Expedia For Gadget Selling, Recycling

Services like Gazelle and ecoNew are great, because you can sell them your old, unwanted gadgets for a decent price, and they'll be recycled, which is better than just throwing them in the trash. Ecosquid makes this process easy. Instead of manually entering in your info on multiple sites, Ecosqu

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Windows XP Will Run Inside Windows 7?


In yet another twist on the road to the release of , Rafael Rivera and Paul Thurrott revealed a secret they’ve been keeping for quite a while! They were briefed over a month ago, on a “Virtual Windows XP” that would run alongside the shell for older, incompatible apps, such as those that are 16-bit.

The integration is based on the next Virtual PC line from , “Virtual PC 7.” It requires processor-based virtualization support (enabled on both Intel and AMD’s processors), comparable to the Hyper-V virtualization platform present in Windows Server.

How will it work?
The Windows XP virtualization package, which will be available for download free for users of the Professional, Ultimate, and Enterprise editions of 7, will be a fully-licensed version of Windows XP with SP3 already integrated. The OS will of course be easy-to-install into the Virtual PC environment and use to run your old apps.

Unlike traditionally running another operating system within Virtual PC, the special Windows XP package will use technology similar to that of “MED-V” to produce the result seen in the above image. Windows XP will essentially run inside of Windows 7. When you install an app in Windows XP, it will be recognized by Windows 7, and a shortcut icon will be placed in the start menu, like any other install.

From Windows 7, you can launch a single application within Windows XP without even touching the XP UI.

Could allowing people to download and use an 8-year-old operating system possibly help anything? The answer? An astounding yes! By allowing Microsoft to remove TONS of legacy code that’s been left in there through the years to support all of those old applications, boot times, hard drive space, and a plethora of problems that arise from the code, can be eliminated. XPM could be the thing we’ve needed for years now, to continue our leaps forward without the restraints of providing support for outdated applications.

XPM is, well, an actual copy of Windows XP. So anything, absolutely anything you were running on your Windows XP install before, will continue to work after downloading the XPM package in Windows 7. This could be a huge benefit to Microsoft as well. The people who were using the stability and compatibility of Windows XP as an excuse not to upgrade no longer have that excuse. Businesses who’d prefer to stick to old applications can continue to do so, whilst expanding their range of abilities with tons of new features that have developed over the past 8 years.

View: Paul Thurrott’s Screenshot Gallery
View: XPM at Paul Thurrott’s Supersite for Windows

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