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Hubble spies comet disintegration

The Hubble Space Telescope has captured unprecedented images of a comet breaking up as it approaches the Sun. Comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann is a fragile chap, and is set for an Earth fly-by on 6 May.
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World chip sales on the up

The world's chip makers sold 7.3 per cent more semiconductors in Q1 2006 than they did in Q1 2005. The first quarter of the year yielded revenues of $59.1bn, up from $55.1bn in the year-ago period, the US Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) revealed today.

Intel: 90% of Cores to be Duo by year end

Intel will begin producing more dual-core chips than single-core parts this quarter, the chip giant has revealed. Indeed, by the end of 2006, 90 per cent of the mobile CPUs it produces will be dual-core chips, rather more than the company previously forecast.

Toasty MacBook Pros cured with paste transplant

If you think your 15.4in MacBook Pro is running too hot, it appears you could do a lot worse that reapply the thermal paste Apple uses to conduct heat away from the notebook's processors. Contributors to a number of online forums have opened up their MacBook Pros and found, like this gent, that Apple's manufacturer's have been a little too enthusiastic in slapping on the paste.

Start-up raids Microsoft's logs

The good people at LogLogic have made the obvious start-up move by releasing an open source package that supports their technology to developers.