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Boffins hunch over steaming cups of coffee to find HIDDEN SECRETS of caffeine

A crack team of international researchers have revealed the freshly sequenced genome of the coffee plant and, as a result, unearthed interesting findings about the kick ass chemical caffeine. Scientists found that coffee developed caffeine-linked genes independently of any common ancestor, such as chocolate and tea. The …
Kelly Fiveash, 6 Sep 2014
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Drinking too much coffee can MAKE YOU BLIND

According to a new study, drinking more than three cups of coffee per day has been shown to correlate with an increased risk of developing glaucoma, which can lead to vision loss or blindness. "While caffeinated coffee has several health benefits," lead researcher Jae Hee Kang told Health magazine, "drinking three or more cups …
Rik Myslewski, 5 Oct 2012
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Drink diet pop all the time? Look forward to VASCULAR DEATH

News today calculated to disgruntle many a Reg reader – and some Reg hacks – as it has been revealed by boffinry that the daily glugging down of "diet" soft drinks increases the risk of "vascular events such as stroke, heart attack, and vascular death". "Our results suggest a potential association between daily diet soft drink …
Lewis Page, 1 Feb 2012
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Heavy coffee drinking wards off deadly cancer in men

Splendid news today for many Reg readers and journalists: a new study indicates that heavy coffee drinking staves off deadly prostate cancer in men. Some 47,911 US men were surveyed over the period 1986 to 2008 for the research. During this time some 5,035 of them developed prostate cancer with 642 dying of it. According to …
Lewis Page, 18 May 2011

Google Percolator – global search jolt sans MapReduce comedown

Google Caffeine — the revamped search infrastructure recently rolled out across Google's worldwide network of data centers — is based on a distributed data-processing system known as Percolator. Designed by Google and, until now, jealously guarded by Google, Percolator is a platform for "incremental processing" — a means of …
Cade Metz, 24 Sep 2010
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Google Caffeine jolts worldwide search machine

Google has completed the roll-out of its next-generation search infrastructure, the indexing system overhaul known as "Caffeine." According to the company, the new setup provides "50 per cent fresher" results than its previous system. Mountain View rolled out a public test of the Caffeine index in a single data center last …
Cade Metz, 9 Jun 2010
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Yahoo! to open source floating Google-Amazon crossbreed

Early next year, Yahoo! intends to open source its internal "cloud serving" platform, described as something halfway between Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud and Google's App Engine. Known simply as "Cloud" within the company, the platform is that piece of Yahoo! infrastructure that serves up its online applications. In short, …
Cade Metz, 12 May 2010

Google's 'post holiday' Caffeine shot still brewing

The web is still waiting for the worldwide roll-out of Google's next-generation search infrastructure, the mysterious indexing system overhaul known as "Caffeine." A recent Wired profile of Google's search team indicates that Caffeine has already been deployed. But it seems the technology is still limited to a single data …
Cade Metz, 25 Feb 2010
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Google doppelgänger casts riddle over interwebs

Updated Update: This story has been updated with comments from Google open source guru Chris DiBona and it has been revised accordingly. Sometime in the middle of October, Google silently launched a new net domain - a barely-disguised doppelgänger to the familiar - and according to the latest stats from the site watchers at …
Cade Metz, 8 Feb 2010

Google Caffeine: What it really is

As it invites the world to play in a mysterious sandbox it likes to call "Caffeine," Google is testing more than just a "next-generation" search infrastructure. It's testing at least a portion of a revamped software architecture that will likely underpin all of its online applications for years to come. Speaking with The Reg, …
Cade Metz, 14 Aug 2009
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Google's Caffeine splutters off interwebs

Google's heavily hyped new Caffeine system, that world+dog has been wetting their pants over since its testbed launch earlier this week, is currently offline. Anyone attempting to play with the firm's new search architecture will be greeted with a message titled "System maintenance" that reads: "Please try your search again in …
Kelly Fiveash, 13 Aug 2009
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Google web search given shot of Caffeine

Google has lifted the lid on the next-generation web search architecture it’s been quietly working on for the past few months. Mountain View is opening up a web preview of the new search functionality and design it has been building, that carries the moniker “Caffeine”. It said the new code would help the company “push the …
Kelly Fiveash, 11 Aug 2009

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