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US looks to Asia to boost grades in math, science US schools are considering emulating math and science teaching systems in Asia that produce better results, amid concerns over a drop in performance of American students in the two key subjects. From digg on June 12, 2006 at 10:32 p.m..


The Pornographers vs. The Pirates Smut giants are teaching mainstream Hollywood new tricks about how to battle digital rip-offs. From digg on June 12, 2006 at 10:32 p.m..


A Ring Tone That Adults Cannot Hear (with MP3) In that old battle of the wills between young people and their keepers, the young have found a new weapon that could change the balance of power on the cellphone front: a ring tone that many adults cannot hear. From digg on June 12, 2006 at 10:32 p.m..


Top 13 Improvements to the New DS Lite This review lists the top 13 hardware and design changes made to improve the DS Lite. The "External Extension Connection" sure looks interesting. From digg on June 12, 2006 at 10:32 p.m..


Goodbye eBay, here comes GBuy It is yet another small step for Google, on its road to world domination. Welcome to our new overlord. From digg on June 12, 2006 at 10:32 p.m..


How Holograms are Made I always wondered how they made holograms. Cool video explaining the process. From digg on June 12, 2006 at 10:32 p.m..


Nintendo DS Lite: Huge Pictorial Review Nintendo's popular dual-screen handheld goes on a diet and gets a makeover. Do we really need another Nintendo DS so soon after the release of the first one? From digg on June 12, 2006 at 10:32 p.m..


Running any Linux in Windows without a CD-ROM (for free) If you are afraid of installing Linux in your hard drive, here you have an article on how to run any version of Linux inside windows without using a CD ROM and with only freeware. Using Easyvmx, VMWare player and a Linux ISO file. I am happily trying Aurox, Slax, Ubuntu 6.06 and Kubuntu 6.06 right now .... :) From digg on June 12, 2006 at 10:32 p.m..


The Great Telescope Race "Astronomers around the world are competing to build the world's most powerful telescope. Their designs range from a supersized Hubble Space Telescope to the world's biggest pair of binoculars - and a telescope as big as a football pitch." From digg on June 12, 2006 at 10:32 p.m..


Enhance PHP Security With suPHP And Use PHP4 & PHP5 At The Same Time This tutorial shows how to install and use suPHP with PHP4 and PHP5. suPHP is a tool for executing PHP scripts with the permissions of their owners instead of the Apache user. With the help of suPHP you can also have PHP4 and PHP5 installed at the same time which I will describe at the end of this article. From digg on June 12, 2006 at 10:32 p.m..


Using Carbon Nanotube Membranes to Significantly Reduce Cost of Fresh Water "The technology could potentially provide a solution to water shortages both in the United States, where populations are expected to soar in areas with few freshwater sources, and worldwide, where a lack of clean water is a major cause of disease." From digg on June 12, 2006 at 10:32 p.m..


MySpace Careers Launches The investment that Simply Hired took from Fox Interactive seems to be paying dividends already. Tonight at 9 pm PST MySpace, a subsidiary of Fox Interactive, will unveil MySpace Careers, a new job site on MySpace powered by Simply Hired. From digg on June 12, 2006 at 10:32 p.m..


Top 10 Coolest Travel Gadgets Whether your travelling for business or leisure, these gadgets should help make your life easier. Tech Blog lists their top ten coolest travel gadgets. From digg on June 12, 2006 at 10:32 p.m..


Gigantic fireball spotted on galactic rampage Thanks to data from ESA’s XMM-Newton X-ray satellite, a team of international scientists found a comet-like ball of gas over a thousand million times the mass of the sun hurling through a distant galaxy cluster over 750 kilometres per second. From digg on June 12, 2006 at 10:32 p.m..


Craiglist To Grow By 100 Cities A podcast where Craig Newmark tells us that we should see Craigslist grow by 100 cities this week and that an element of charging rental brokers has been established to ensure quality. From digg on June 12, 2006 at 10:32 p.m..


How To: Make a Mini Jacob's Ladder Steb-by-step instructions to make a mini Jacob's Ladder or high voltage climbing arc. From digg on June 12, 2006 at 10:31 p.m..


Why Goalies Hate the New World Cup Soccer Ball A scientist has explained why a new ball being used in this year's World Cup is frustrating goalies. From digg on June 12, 2006 at 10:31 p.m..


In Flight Nintendo DS Lites for Passengers on Japan Airlines Japanese Airline (JAL) is now offering passengers DS Lites to pass time on flights. The DS Lites's WiFi capabilities have been gutted as wireless devices' use is prohibited on planes. From digg on June 12, 2006 at 10:31 p.m..


Meet the Man who's working to kill Net Neutrality - and is winning As Verizon Communications' executive vice president for public affairs, policy and communications, Tauke has spent the last few months embroiled in a fiery debate over Net neutrality. And he's winning. The US House of Representatives definitively rejected extensive Net neutrality regulations in a 269-152 vote. From digg on June 12, 2006 at 10:31 p.m..


RuBee is looking to do what RFIDs can't. RuBee tags main advantage over RFID is that it can be read through liquids and metals. No more stuffing something in a foil bag to keep the device from being read. From digg on June 12, 2006 at 10:31 p.m..


Inside Apple's iPod factories Extracts from a British newspaper about the people that make iPods. One plant has 200,000 workers! From digg on June 12, 2006 at 10:31 p.m..


PC Consumes 8.5 Watts, Has No Moving Parts The box, developed by the Fantsuam Foundation, saves all that energy by using a 1GB flash drive for storage instead of a spinning hard disk, and it has an energy-efficient ARM processor. Oddly enough, there’s the same amount of RAM is there is storage, 1GB, and it has a 14.1 inch LCD screen. From digg on June 12, 2006 at 10:31 p.m..


Cancer hits 283 rescuers of 9/11 - 33 deaths so far Doctors say the cancers can strike 3 to 5 years after exposure to toxins such as benzene, a cancer-causing chemical that permeated the WTC site from burning jet fuel. "We have nearly 35 of these [rare] cancers in the family of 50,000 Ground Zero workers. The odds of that occurring are one in hundreds of millions." From digg on June 12, 2006 at 10:31 p.m..


Google Earth for Linux (beta) Released! Title says it all. Direct Download link: http://dl.google.com/earth/GE4/GoogleEarthLinux.bin From digg on June 12, 2006 at 10:31 p.m..


eBay to Unveil Further Skype Tie-ins "Newsweek magazine reported on Sunday that the company plans to encourage eBay sellers to embed Skype calling links into auction pages in a few product categories, including cars, real estate and diamond solitaire rings." From digg on June 12, 2006 at 10:31 p.m..


Blizzard Bans 30,000 WoW Accounts Blizzard, in an effort to crack down on cheaters and gold farmers, announced that they banned another 30,000 accounts from the game last month. Will their efforts prevail, or is the problem too big to handle? From digg on June 12, 2006 at 10:31 p.m..


AMD Plans Major CPU Price Drops Day After "Conroe" AMD will drastically cut prices on its desktop processors after the July 23rd release of Intel’s Core 2 Duo Conroe processors. * AMD Athlon 64 price cuts will receive price cut up to 30% * AMD Athlon 64 X2 will receive price cuts up to 50% * AMD Sempron processors will receive price cuts up to 15% From digg on June 12, 2006 at 10:31 p.m..


Video Demo of Volvo’s Fully Automatic Brakes Volvo’s Collision Warning System with brake support was launched recently. Now, the company is working on the next generation of the Collision Warning System which actually does all the braking for you. Take a look at it working in this video, where Volvo researchers set up an inflatable obstacle and the brakes stop the car just in time. From digg on June 12, 2006 at 10:31 p.m..


DNA students shocked to learn their ethnicity is not what they thought Ever wondered who your ancestors really are? Or, more importantly, are you really from the background that you think you're from? On Saturday, 65 people got some surprising answers using the latest DNA technology at a workshop at the College of Alameda. From digg on June 12, 2006 at 10:31 p.m..


Why fast foods are bad, even in moderation Monkeys fed a diet rich in trans-fats – commonly found in fast foods – grew bigger bellies than those fed a diet rich in unsaturated fats, but containing the same overall number of calories. They also developed signs of insulin resistance, which is an early indicator of diabetes. From digg on June 12, 2006 at 10:31 p.m..


What Frequencies can 'you' hear? Test your hearing with different frequencies of the same noise at the same volume. I can hear up to 19,000. How bout you? From digg on June 12, 2006 at 10:31 p.m..


James Bond 007: License to Mac An article on how 400(!) G5's were used to restore the bond movies. Some of the facts are astonishing... They scanned at 45MB per frame, and had to (digitally) remove 37 million pieces of dirt and 74,000 hairs before starting on colour correction. From digg on June 12, 2006 at 10:31 p.m..


Timestrips tell you when food has gone bad A much talked about labeling system is finally set to reach the retail consumer this year. Timestrips use capillary action to draw a liquid at a constant rate across the label to provide visual use-by dates for fresh groceries and leftovers. From digg on June 12, 2006 at 10:31 p.m..


Coffee reduces risk of cirrhosis from too much alcohol Coffee may counteract alcohol's poisonous effects on the liver and help prevent cirrhosis, researchers say. In a study of more than 125,000 people, one cup of coffee per day cut the risk of alcoholic cirrhosis by 20 percent. Four cups per day reduced the risk by 80 percent. From digg on June 12, 2006 at 10:31 p.m..


New picture secret slot Wii Nintendo released an E3 CD that has a Wii on the cover with the front flap open. It looks like there is some sort of eye behind the slot! From digg on June 12, 2006 at 10:31 p.m..


Skype Not Able To Comply With Federal Wire Taping Laws The free VoIP service not only doesn’t want to comply with CALEA, it may not even be able to do so. From digg on June 12, 2006 at 10:31 p.m..


Anti-Aging Molecule Discovered South Korean scientists claim to have created a "cellular fountain of youth." It is claimed that the newly-synthesized molecule, named CGK733, can even make cells younger. From digg on June 12, 2006 at 10:31 p.m..


All-in-One LCDs with removable PC These LCDs will ship in 32, 37, and 42-inch models and feature an on-board analog TV tuner and removable PC running a Celeron M, up to 1GB of RAM, and 100GB of disk. From digg on June 12, 2006 at 10:31 p.m..


Is Adsense Killing Google? "As more bogus sites put up more Adsense, and then try to game Google, does it increasingly hurt Google not just from advertisers getting pissed off at worthless clicks, but also worsen Google's organic search results?" From digg on June 12, 2006 at 10:31 p.m..


CSS Drop Shadows The CSS2 text-shadow property makes it easy to add a drop shadow to a web page’s text, but so far it’s only supported by the Safari browser for OS X. Today we’re going to create CSS drop shadows for other browsers, including Firefox. From digg on June 12, 2006 at 10:31 p.m..


World Cup Chart This grid set enables pupils to track the progress of countries playing in the 2006 World Cup football games. The grids enable children to record the goal scores, goal differences and points of each match and the progress of the winning teams through to the knockout stages and the finals. From EdNA Online on June 12, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Soccer Spot: Head into Summer These resources will help build a better understanding of soccer; it includes links to information about its history, rules and also trivia. From EdNA Online on June 12, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


An Ode to Soccer An internet treasure hunt on Soccer. From EdNA Online on June 12, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Aliki- How A Book Is Made This website steps through the creation of a book: introducing the writer, illustrator, designer, editor, and production staff, all the people who make sure the book is printed, bound and shipped to the bookstore. From EdNA Online on June 12, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


iNet Online Conference Series 2 - 24/7 Schooling: Deep Support and Mentoring and Coaching Register online to participate in this International Networking for Educational Transformation online conference, at no cost. You do not need to submit a paper in order to participate in this online conference for all educators world-wide. The main conference theme will be mentoring and coaching, and papers from a range of authors will highlight the excellent work being done in this area. In addition to this, a separate strand to the conference will run which will place mentoring and coaching in a context that allows us to think more freely about future schooling and education in the 21st cent From EdNA Online on June 12, 2006 at 9:30 p.m..


One of the Bestselling Ultraportable Laptops of 2006? Laptopical's Todd Gold sticks his neck on the tech guillotine, and predicts that Acer's imminent Ferrari 1000 will be one of the bestselling ultraportables of 2006. From Read laptop reviews and notebook news at the laptops weblog - Laptopical on June 12, 2006 at 9:30 a.m..


Queen's Birthday Honours for Australian Educators Over 100 Australians received 2006 Queen's Birthday Honours for service to education. Search the It's an Honour website database for recipients in each state. The process for nominating other worthy educators is also available. From EdNA Online on June 12, 2006 at 8:02 a.m..


Blue=Cold, Red=Hot in new, lighted water faucet. Light Delight is the new series of taps in AISI 304 stainless steel combining toughness and safe with the effect and functionality of light. Colour varies according to the temperature of the water. The technology used to generate light takes advantage of the water flow. From digg on June 12, 2006 at 7:30 a.m..


Allofmp3.com Now Selling The 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time Allofmp3.com has just put together the most significant albums recorded over the previous millenium. Now you can download the 500 greatest albums of all time at a fraction of the cost! From digg on June 12, 2006 at 7:30 a.m..


CSS3.info Launched Joost de valk, who brought the CSS3 preview page, has just put online CSS3.info, a site dedicated to information about CSS3. So if you are interested in learning more about CSS3 dig this link. From digg on June 12, 2006 at 7:30 a.m..


Please Remove My Nonsensical Asian Tattoo This fad reminds me of the current craze that girls have with tats on their lower backs. :(( From digg on June 12, 2006 at 7:30 a.m..


Nintendo awarded patent for instant messaging in games Nintendo has been awarded a patent for a video game messaging service that utilizes a buddy list and can display information about game activities and user status. From digg on June 12, 2006 at 7:30 a.m..


MacBook's case discoloring New MacBooks seem to have problems with the plastic used on the casing. After a few weeks of normal use, my MacBook has yellow spots all over the palm rests. Pictures included, as well as links to others having same problem. From digg on June 12, 2006 at 7:30 a.m..


Where’s the RPG in MMORPG? "The reality is that most MMORPGs have little to no story, and are really just glorified chat rooms. There’s entirely too much grinding. Most MMORPGs are just Progress Quests. Kill blue-con mobs until you level. Then go find another group of blue-con mobs and kill those. Rinse. Repeat until you hit max level. That’s a game?" An excellent read!! From digg on June 12, 2006 at 7:30 a.m..


DIY: Computer Remote using Xbox Receiver Transform the Xbox dvd playback kit into a remote control for your computer. From digg on June 12, 2006 at 7:30 a.m..


Chocolate flavonoids protect against skin damage from UV light Research is showing that the flavonoids in chocolate protect against skin cancer and heart disease. Unfortunately most are removed during processing. The Mars candy company is working on changing that, some day eating chocolate may replace sunscreen. From digg on June 12, 2006 at 7:30 a.m..


Apple's MacBook Leaves Its Predecessors in the Dust Washington Post smiles on the new MacBook From digg on June 12, 2006 at 7:30 a.m..


15 Exercises for Learning a new Programming Language Prashant N Mhatre has a working knowledge of several programming languages but job demands to learn a new language frequently in a short time. Prashant shares 15 exercises to master languages quickly. From digg on June 12, 2006 at 7:30 a.m..


HowTo dual-boot Windows XP and Windows Vista - Windows Vista Beta: http://www.lifehacker.com/software/top/download-of-the-day-windows-vista-beta-2-179712.php From digg on June 12, 2006 at 7:30 a.m..


Unsolvable math problems. These keep me awake for hours! I love it! From digg on June 12, 2006 at 7:30 a.m..


Real Life Spy Gadgets That Anyone Can Buy This is a collection of "spy equipment" found for sale around the internet. Everything here is completely real, is sold at online stores, and almost any item listed here costs less than $500. 500,000 volt stun pen, anyone? From digg on June 12, 2006 at 7:30 a.m..


The Brain Workout: In praise of video games "Yet the critics of video games are not only conjuring up a threat where none exists; they're ignoring the positive moral lessons and cognitive benefits that many of today's sophisticated games offer." From digg on June 12, 2006 at 7:30 a.m..


A Comparison Of Google Maps & Microsoft's local.live.com (Pictures) This post is a comparison of Google Maps and Microsoft's local.live.com. The location that I have chose is 17th & Mississippi St. San Francisco, CA 94107. After reading this post, some of you will probably switch to this one. Here are a few reasons why this makes local.live better than Google Maps: From digg on June 12, 2006 at 7:30 a.m..


Windows Vista Beta Available on Bittorent Microsoft, of course, has chosen to ignore the most efficient file distribution method in existence - bittorent. Chris Pirillo and Jake Ludington have created VistaTorrent with instructions on downloading the file through Bittorent. From digg on June 12, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..


PS2 Outselling Xbox 360 in the US If you haven't looked at sales numbers for consoles in the US, you may be in for a surprise. Meet Sony's confidence in context. From digg on June 12, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..


Latest Windows Genuine Advantage Validation v1.5.532.0 Cracked "The Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool enables you to verify that your copy of Microsoft Windows is genuine." I'm pretty sure you would know if your copy of windows is genuine or if you got off of a pirate ship then cracked it... From digg on June 12, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..


Azureus's poison blue namesake Brilliant pics of the actual Dendrobates azureus and other frigging sweet frogs. The most amazing pictures you'll ever see in your life. From digg on June 12, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..


Rare counting ability induced by temporarily switching off brain region "...Now Allan Snyder and colleagues have shown that by placing a pulsing magnet over a specific area of the brain, these kind of abilities can, to some extent, be induced in people who aren’t autistic." From digg on June 12, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..


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