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Submission + - The future arrives: robot dragonflies->

thePowerOfGrayskull writes: "I remember reading a story years ago about a dragonfly-like robot that could be controlled by a human for reconnaissance and other purposes. More recently, Michael Crichton and Richard Preston explored a related concept. But now it seems science-fiction is on its way to becoming reality, with this indie-gogo project from a team out of Georgia Tech. While the project page is light on details — no mention of battery life or range, among other things — it certainly bears watching."
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Submission + - EPA finds water in famous PA fracking town to be safe->

thePowerOfGrayskull writes: "The EPA has completed testing of water from Dimock, the small town made famous by the 2010 documentary Gasland, and declared the drinking water safe. It will be discontinuing its supply of water to the handful of residents that had been receiving it."
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Submission + - Some Indiana schools prefer paying for Windows?

thePowerOfGrayskull writes: "According to this article on CNET a Microsoft-sponsored report has found that six school districts in Indiana are choosing to pay for Windows licenses instead of taking advantage of the low cost linux-based desktops that many other districts are adopting.

From the article:

"The school districts interviewed for this study choose Microsoft solutions because they believe that Microsoft provides reliability, adaptability and a long-term vision for its partners in education," said the IDC report, by analysts James Pettler and Thom Rubel. "Reliability, adaptability and a long-term vision come together to maximize organizational efficiency, the learning experience, and taxpayer investment in education."


Of course, this isn't as significant as it first appears — considering that it's only six out of well over 200 school districts in the state."

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