Archive: 16/04/2010

Family: Pa. school snared 1,000s of webcam images

(AP) -- A meeting is set Friday between lawyers for a Pennsylvania school district accused of spying on students through laptop webcams and lawyers for several families involved in a related lawsuit.

dateApr 16, 2010 in Other
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The deep roots of inequality

To an economist, a map of southern Peru has a peculiar appearance. If you draw a line forming a kind of jagged oval, outlining a chunk of the Andes running from northwest to southeast, you have enclosed a region of relative ...

dateApr 16, 2010 in Social Sciences
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Microsensors without microfabrication

(PhysOrg.com) -- Miniature motion sensors are everywhere these days, detecting the orientation of cell phones, deploying air bags in cars and measuring stresses in buildings and mechanical systems. But manufacturing the sensors' ...

dateApr 16, 2010 in Engineering
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Stirring the ore pot with Chaos theory

(PhysOrg.com) -- Chaos theory could hold the key to making the in-situ leaching process a more effective ore extraction technique, according to a team of CSIRO Minerals Down Under Flagship scientists.

dateApr 16, 2010 in Engineering
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Wisconsin Fireball Caught On Tape

(PhysOrg.com) -- A rooftop webcam at the University of Wisconsin-Madison captured the final seconds of a fireball's Wednesday, April 14 descent into the atmosphere. A fireball is a meteor, or "shooting star," that emits a ...

dateApr 16, 2010 in Space Exploration
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