saintlupus writes: According to this article, everyone's favorite defenders of liberty at Diebold replaced defective components in over four thousand voting machines after telling voting officials there were "no problems". From the article:
Even so, the two leading candidates for governor — Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) and Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley (D) — have called on voters to use absentee ballots in the election, citing uncertainties about the reliability of Maryland's system.
b4rley writes: Schoolkids in Scotland are relishing a biometrics payment trial that relies on the unique vein patterns in each child's hand — meaning they don't have to worry about their lunch money being pounded out of them by bullies. "The children just love it," says the head teacher.
Erica Campbell writes: After announcing the development of the first positron based engine concept developed for NASA earlier this year, new details are emerging on this revolutionary antimatter engine which will require only a few milligrams of positrons to send a spaceship to Mars and back. Although scientists see this work as an important step, much still needs to be done before we can safely rely on antimatter to take us for a spin around the solar system.