Zothecula writes: In an effort to increase awareness of nutritional requirements, and to bring simple tech into complex customs, a medical foundation in India has joined forces with a Singaporean ad agency. The plan is to combat iodine deficiencies using bindis, the decorative forehead dots worn by most Indian women and girls.
vernonhargrove79 writes: Wiretap laws are drawing scrutiny in the age of YouTube as the case of a Maryland motorcyclist, who was arrested for recording and posting online a traffic stop, raises questions about whether citizens have the right to record their own encounters with police.
An anonymous reader writes: Dr. Zakir Naik, a prominent Muslim scholar, has been banned from entering U.K by home secretary. The reason being told is that Theresa May, the home secretary, believes that he might be a threat to national security and his views glorify terrorism, promote acts of violence and other serious crimes.
An anonymous reader writes: The BPI, the RIAA's UK counterpart, has gone up against the Holiest of Holies, American online advertising conglomerate Google, says Chilling Effects. The BPI contributed to the British government's Digital Ecomy bill, complete with its ACTA Three Strikes and you're Off The Net element, with hardly a murmur from the UK lamescream media. Now Chilling Effects quotes a missive directed at Gargle by the BPI. It states, in part, "We have identified the following links that are available via Google's search engine, and request the following links be removed as soon as possible as they directly link to sound recordings owned by our members... " And what's even more interesting is: this British 'trade' outfity is using the American DMCA to attack Google. Can it do that?
Lonewolf666 writes: The law firm Meiselman, Denlea, Packman, Carton & Eberz P.C. claims a legal success against Sony in a class action lawsuit concerning the "Other OS" feature. According to the news on their homepage, Sony failed to defend it's intentions in court and now has to pay a refund to every PS3 owner, who bought his PS3 before March 27, 2010. The sum is 50% of the price when purchased.
Thanks to Evulsdrakab from the crystalhall.org forum for bringing this to my attention
from the aren't-all-perks-relative? dept.
Dthief writes "Bristol University researchers found that coffee drinkers develop a tolerance to both the anxiety-producing and the stimulating effects of caffeine, meaning that it only brings them back to baseline levels of alertness, not above them. 'Although frequent consumers feel alerted by caffeine, especially by their morning tea, coffee, or other caffeine-containing drink, evidence suggests that this is actually merely the reversal of the fatiguing effects of acute caffeine withdrawal,' wrote the scientists, led by Peter Rogers of Bristol's department of experimental psychology."
Stoobalou writes: A Japanese research team has discovered that titanium oxide — a material most commonly used in white paint and sunscreen, of all things — could be used in future optical storage disks.
Boffins at the University of Tokyo said that the material could be used to make low-price 'Super Disks' with a storage capacity thousands of times greater than DVD.
The material, which is a new crystalline form of titanium oxide, switches between metal and semiconductor states when exposed to light at room temperature effectively creating an I/O state which is repeatedly reversible.
The team has successfully created the material in tiny particles measuring as little as five nanometers which would give standard-sized disks a theoretical storage capacity a thousand times greater than Blu-ray.
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