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Technology News Archive - February 17, 2008

PHILADELPHIA _ In the spring of 2006, Shawn Little met a 14-year-old Bucks County, Pa., boy on MySpace.com, the self-styled "place for friends." Little, however, was no friend. He was a 25-year-old man trolling the Web for boys.

Technology invented by scientists from The Johns Hopkins University and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev can make three-dimensional imaging quicker, easier, less expensive and more accurate, the researchers said.

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Plants trees and algae do it. Even some bacteria and moss do it, but scientists have had a difficult time developing methods to turn sunlight into useful fuel. Now, Penn State researchers have a proof-of-concept device that can split water and produce recoverable hydrogen.

Word of the Day
gazingstock
  • A person or thing gazed at with wonder or curiosity, especially of a scornful kind.
The 'stock' of 'gazingstock' comes from an Old English word meaning 'tree trunk' or 'wood'.
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