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Submission + - Scientists want you to spot and track solar storms (

coondoggie writes: It's not everyday you can get deeply involved in a space program by sitting at your computer. Space scientists at The Royal Observatory, Greenwich have started up a crowd sourcing project that lets anyone with a PC spot and track solar storms. The project, known as Solar Stormwatch uses real data from NASA's STEREO (Solar TErrestrial RElations Observatory) satellites, which are currently in orbit around the Sun and provide researchers with constant details about activities on the Sun's surface.

Submission + - Foxconn iWonder Android tablet to sell for $100 ( 1

Xacid writes: "Looking to spend some quality time with Google Android, but don’t feel like plunking down the cash for a smartphone and then shelling out more money each month for a data plan? I already told you about one relatively affordable option this week: The Archos 5 Internet tablet which starts at just $250. But Taiwanese PC maker Foxconn has an Android-powered tablet that cuts that price in half twice."

Interesting competitor to the iPad. Definitely not a prize fighter, but certainly a viable option for those looking for a similar device on a budget.

More details on the gadget here:


Fake Bus Stop Keeps Alzheimer's Patients From Wandering Off 1

Everyone knows that Germany produces some of the world's greatest engineers but what isn't so well known is their accomplishments in tricking the senile. To combat the problem of Alzheimer's patients wandering off, some care facilities are installing fake bus stops to help corral patients. "It sounds funny but it helps, Our members are 84 years old on average. Their short-term memory hardly works, but the long-term memory is still active. They know the green and yellow bus sign and remember that waiting there means they will go home." said Franz-Josef Goebel, the chairman of a local care association called the "Old Lions." Errant patients now wait at the bus stop for their trip home. After sitting for awhile they forget why they are there in the first place and are brought back to the facility.

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