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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
kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'