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Submission + - Salt water as fuel? (

er20 writes: David Templeton of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports "John Kanzius, a Washington County native, tried to desalinate seawater with a generator he developed to treat cancer, and it caused a flash in the test tube. Within days, he had the salt water in the test tube burning like a candle, as long as it was exposed to radio frequencies. His discovery has spawned scientific interest in using the world's most abundant substance as clean fuel, among other uses."

Submission + - Online High Schools - Education at its worst (

Anonymous Coward writes: "White Hat Charter Schools siphon off money for public education, enrich the corporation while providing extremely poor education. White Hat sells education as an all-expenses-paid package deal, promising families "individualized home-based educations . . . from the comfort and safety of home." Students are promised a free computer and "teachers who are dedicated to supporting families and students.""

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I'm still waiting for the advent of the computer science groupie.