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Thursday Afternoon (4 Comments) (link)
 Thursday, 9-February-2012  17:23:18 (GMT +10) - by Agg

The V8 Supercars Championship will gain a third marque in 2013, with Nissan joining the fray. The Japanese car giant will take on Holden and Ford in next year’s championship – the first run under new ‘Car of the Future’ rules. Kelly Racing has signed with Nissan to become the company’s factory team and will run four cars next year from their Melbourne workshop. Discussion here.

Which reminds me, I should add the V8SC to our 2012 Motorsport Calendar. That page is worth bookmarking in case you're wondering what's on each weekend. I can't wait for the motorsport season to start again!

XbitLabs compared 5 LGA2011 CPU coolers. Well, let’s continue with the good old tradition, and now that we have upgraded our platform yet again to the new LGA 2011 with Intel Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition CPU inside, we are going to see how five of the most efficient contemporary coolers will fight for the leadership. Besides that we are going to check out the cooling efficiency and acoustics performance of the default cooler that is bundled with extreme six-core Intel processors.

Google has some Google Glasses on the way, according to 9to5Google. These glasses, we heard, have a front-facing camera used to gather information and could aid in augmented reality apps. It will also take pictures. The spied prototype has a flash —perhaps for help at night, or maybe it is just a way to take better photos. Even if it's only a rumour, it seems inevitable - and cool - that this kind of technology will arrive eventually.

Also from the "we live in the future" files, an elderly woman has had her lower jaw replaced with a 3D printed titanium implant. The replacement mandible is constructed of titanium that was built up in layers using a 3D printer and fused using a laser. It was a tailor-made design that only took a few hours to create, rather than the several days typical handmade replacements take to put together. In order for the woman’s immune system to accept the jaw, the titanium was coated with a bioceramic.

Alch spotted this cool timelapse of Aurora Australis.

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