Archive: 2/02/2011

NY document: ID theft ring targets Apple stores

(AP) -- Dozens of people have been charged with forming a prolific identity theft ring that used thousands of stolen credit card numbers to shop at Apple stores around the country, according to a court document and a law ...

dateFeb 02, 2011 in Internet
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A foundation for building

In September 1888, a young man hoping to become a builder traveled from North Carolina to Massachusetts, to take MIT’s entrance exam. Robert Taylor did more than pass the test. Taylor, who in 1892 was the first African-American ...

dateFeb 02, 2011 in Other
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Laser welding in the right light

Laser welding is on the advance, but it also has its limits: it has been impossible to fuse two transparent plastic components together -- up until now. German researchers have now succeeded in circumventing this hurdle -- ...

dateFeb 02, 2011 in General Physics
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Tiny heat engine may be world's smallest

( -- Steam engines, combustion engines, and diesel engines are all different types of heat engines, which operate by converting heat energy into mechanical work. Although heat engines have existed for a long time, ...

dateFeb 02, 2011 in General Physics feature
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