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 Saturday, 22-November-2008  11:14:57 (GMT +10) - by matthudson

Monday night on the 7:30 report forum member Manaz is going head to head with Senator Stephen Conroy. There will be blood, sweat, tears and probably a very interesting debate. Check it out on ABC at 7:30pm on monday. There's a thread about it here.

Einstein has finally been proven correct. It's taken more than a century, but Einstein's celebrated formula e=mc2 has finally been corroborated, thanks to a heroic computational effort by French, German and Hungarian physicists. A brainpower consortium led by Laurent Lellouch of France's Centre for Theoretical Physics, using some of the world's mightiest supercomputers, have set down the calculations for estimating the mass of protons and neutrons, the particles at the nucleus of atoms.

A teenager has committed suicide live on webcam. 19-year-old Florida resident Abraham K. Biggs, who went by the screen names "CandyJunkie" and “Mr Biggs”, told users on a bodybuilding forum he would be committing suicide that night and invited them to watch the live video. The forum moderators allegedly ignored the post – assuming it was a prank – while other users posted insults and even egged him on. The teen used the "lifecasting" website Justin.tv – designed to let users share the minutiae of their everyday lives – to stream footage from his bedroom. Discussion here.

IBM is leading the way in creating neural networks. Part of a field called "cognitive computing", the research will bring together neurobiologists, computer and materials scientists and psychologists. As a first step in its research the project has been granted $4.9m (£3.27m) from US defence agency Darpa. The resulting technology could be used for large-scale data analysis, decision making or even image recognition.

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Christmas is coming, which means its time to start looking for gifts. What good is it to have the best line-up of product bloggers around if they can’t help you pick out holiday presents? With that in mind, we tapped our crack crew to help us help you find the year’s best tech gift ideas. We’ll run the gamut from those of you who actually have some money to spend this year (see Adrian Kingsley-Hughes’ best high-end hardware) to those of you feeling a tad more frugal (see Matthew Miller’s best free cell phones), and everyone in between.

Jurassic Park is a step closer with Mammoth DNA almost mapped. Scientists speculate that with a complete genome of the species, efforts to clone it may be possible. After all, scientists have already injected genes from extinct species into living ones successfully. Stephan Schuster, a Penn State University biochemistry professor and co-author of the research states of the historic work, "This really is the first time that we have been able to study an extinct animal in the same detail as the ones living in our own time."

The world is now safe, thanks to Reddit. Do you remember that photo of the Large Hadron Collider that showed an employee looking suspiciously like Half Life's Gordon Freeman? The clowns over at Reddit sent him a crowbar, a headcrab and a book, allowing him to go to town on the alien infestation. The very happy alien infestation, by the looks of that photo.

Finally, here's a few photos from the gallery that should have got a mention yesterday:

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