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Comment Re:Potentially you can also: (Score 1) 180

"The emission rates were similar to those measured in previous studies of several other devices and indoor activities, including cooking on a gas or electric stove, burning scented candles, operating laser printers, or even burning a cigarette." You might not have known it, but its a scare tactic if you read the last part. A better title would be, "Despite slight emission of nanoparticles, 3D printing is safer than many activities you already do."

Comment Re:dat justice (Score 4, Insightful) 297

From the article it appears that he is being charged with hacking the school website in order to upload the video, not being charged for preserving the content for authorities.

That being said, I still think the relative sentences are really out of whack, and that rapists (even juveniles) should absolutely be more harshly punished than hackers who do not hack in a way that causes significant harm.

Submission + - MIT maps solar potential of Cambridge, Massachusetts with record accuracy (

cylonlover writes: MIT researchers have developed a new technique that can be used to accurately predict the annual yield of a photovoltaic solar array located anywhere on the planet, taking into account local climate, panel orientation, and obstructions from nearby buildings. As a proof of concept, the scientists have mapped out the 17,000 rooftops of Cambridge, Massachusetts and created a user-friendly web interface that residents can use to look up their homes and get an accurate projection of the cost and return on investment of placing a PV panel over their heads.

Submission + - Chemists build app that could identify cheap replacements for luxury wines (

schliz writes: Australian startup Wine Cue is combining the chemical composition of wines with customer ratings for what it hopes to be a more objective wine recommendation engine than existing systems that are based on historical transactions. The technology is likely to reach the market as a smartphone app, and could be used to identify cheap alternatives to expensive bottles.

Comment Re:How does it work through walls? (Score 3, Interesting) 79

FTA: The cheap LEDs, which could for example be placed on the ceiling or in room lights and tend to have coverage of around 10 meters, essentially blink on and off extremely fast to transmit the data (not visible to your naked eye). This would make it extremely useful for short range and high-speed networks that may also require something more secure than wifi (i.e. light doesn’t travel so well through solid walls etc.). So it IS the room lighting, and yes, it is not meant for long range wireless. But you could link everything in a room to it.

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