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Special Device Help Prevent Suddent Infant Death

Special Device Help Prevent Suddent Infant Death

Researchers from Germany's Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration IZM in Berlin has developed a new breathing sensor system that help prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). This syst...

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University Installs Grass Lawn in School Library

University Installs Grass Lawn in School Library

Cornell University has built a grass lawn inside their school library as a part of a project of their institution's Department of Design and Environmental Analysis. The department is currently conducting a r...

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Wash Your Clothes in a Portable Washing Machine [Video]

Wash Your Clothes in a Portable Washing Machine [Video]

Meet, the Scrubba, a portable washing machine, in form of a bag. This wash bag, allows people to do their laundry, on-the-go. The Scrubba is a lightweight, foldable bag that features small nodules to help sc...

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Fart-Deodorizing Underwear Sold in Japan

Fart-Deodorizing Underwear Sold in Japan

Thanks to Japan's new invention, the Deoest underwear, extreme farters can now release their foul smelling gas and prevent people near them from fainting. It is a fart-deodorizing underwear, created by Profe...

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Twitter Moves from Ruby to Java

Written on April 12, 2011 by Japhet Writ

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In case you notice, Twitter search results are better than ever. That's because they're now using a Java server called Blender.

Twitter made a big shift, as the micro-blogging site moved its entire search stack from Ruby-on-Rails to a Java server called Blender. As posted on Twitter’s engineering blog, the move was attributed with the back-end reliability issues. The change produced a three-times drop in search latencies, and it enables the site to rapidly iterate on search features in the coming months.

Does that mean the Java is better than Ruby when it comes to heavy loads?

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