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Submission + - SPAM: Kickstarter for science

Grayhand writes: Finally a Kickstarter type site to fund science projects. If the government wants to cut funding it's up to us to keep hard science alive.
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Submission + - Ask Slashdot: Is iPad Beneficial For Children? (itproportal.com)

hypnosec writes: With the wide array of electronic devices available in our everyday lives, it appears that children have formed an attachment to a different kind of toy. According to the latest survey, 77 per cent of polled US, UK parents believe that iPads and other tablets are good educational tools that boost kids' creativity. Meanwhile, researchers in this field explain that it is a matter of balance — and a child's access to tablets and other similar electronic devices should be monitored. Specialists warn that using tablets in excess could cause attention deficit disorder and even autism, particularly at a very young age.

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IBM Advanced Systems Group -- a bunch of mindless jerks, who'll be first against the wall when the revolution comes... -- with regrets to D. Adams

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