Jan. 16th, 2009

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Cadillac World Thorium Fuel Concept Car - Neatorama

The concept car, designed by Loren Kulesus, would be powered by thorium, giving a time between refueling of 100 years. If you look closely, you might notice that each "wheel" is really six wheels, each with its own induction motor. The designer expects you could go five years between tire changes, but then you'd be changing a LOT of tires.


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Drug-raided homes visibly labelled by eastern Ont. police

Police in Cornwall, ON are now posting signs outside of houses that they are currently raiding under suspicion of illegal substances. The Ontario privacy commissioner is currently investigating the practice.

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BBC NEWS | Health | Daily caffeine 'protects brain'

A study performed this spring examined the reason why there is a link between moderate caffeine consumption and reduced dementia risk. The study, done on rabbits, learned that caffeine shored up the blood-brain barrier to protect it from the effects of cholesterol. Previous studies had determined that cholesterol compromises the blood-brain barrier, allowing potentially harmful chemical to cross. The beneficial effect was a result of rabbits consuming the equivalent of a single cup of coffee per day, administered as caffeine supplements.
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BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Watchmen movie gets the go-ahead

Fans waiting with bated (or is it baited?) breath can now breath easily. Warner Bros and Fox have reached an agreement under which the movie will be released on March 6th as originally planned. No word on the details of the settlement.
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reportonbusiness.com: Will Nortel still have the money to go to school?

Nortel, which provides more research funding than any other private company in Canada, plans to continue to provide funding to students. There is, however, a major question of what happens if Nortel is sold.

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