In this blog post at Engadget, Benjamin Heckendorn shows the first half of his process for converting a PlayStation 3 into a laptop. If funding has gotten so low that you're acutally considering swiping your kid's PS3, don't begin without consulting this interactive manual (yes, Ben probably does take questions via comments, but you'll have to get in line).

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The partially reinstated US travel ban leaves space for uncertainty for researchers, Nature News says.

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