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Submission + - Fireworks Filmed from Above By Balloon (rocketnews24.com)

kodiaktau writes: The filming was done by a small GoPro camera attached to a balloon, which was released into the air so it could film the fireworks being let off from the ground below. The video itself is in slow motion, to follow the trajectory of the fireworks. Looks like the balloon finally gets hit around 1:39.
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Submission + - Stricter COPPA laws coming in July (foxnews.com)

Velcroman1 writes: The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) was enacted in 1998. In 2011, the FTC beefed up the measure, preventing sites from collecting personal information from kids such as name, location and date of birth without a parent's consent. This July, new amendments for kids under 13 will go into effect, approved by the FTC in December. The rules are targeted at sites that market specifically to kids. However, even a site like Facebook could be fined for allowing minors to post self-portraits, audio recordings of their voice, and images with geo-location data. There are also new restrictions on tracking data, with cookies or a unique identifier that follow registrants from one site to another. http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2013/03/19/coppa-stricter-rules-july-underage-kids-on-facebook/">About time, said Denise Tayloe, the CEO of PRIVO, a company that makes an age-verification system called PrivoLock."Somebody damn-well better do something to communicate with parents [so they] understand what their kids are doing," Tayloe said.

Submission + - Another step towards Graphene semiconductors (arstechnica.com)

derGoldstein writes: Ars has an article up about the two latest "papers demonstrating that, if you change the way the graphene stacks, you obtain a voltage-controlled bandgap ... Between these two papers, a fairly complete understanding of the bandgap behavior in three layer graphene has been obtained, leaving only the challenge of making the stuff".

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