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Maryland To Tax Custom Programming and Computer Services
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Burning Water key to energy woes?
jrsumm (466914) writes "According to this story , inventor John Kanzius has developed a device which will set fire to salt water by blasting it with high frequency radio waves. Using a device he originally developed for cancer research, Mr Kanzius may have discovered the next great green fuel source. Reaction is mixed. According to Professor Emeritus Rustum Roy at the Penn State University Materials Lab it "... is the biggest discovery in 100 years of water research." However, University of Akron Professor Emeritus Rudy Scavuzzo says that it "...is nothing more than a new twist on a high school science experiment.""
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Elton John wants Internet Shut Down
jrsumm (466914) writes "Elton John agrees that music today is worse than music of yesteryear. And he knows the culprit. The internet. Because now anybody can become an artist. "Instead they sit at home and make their own records, which is sometimes OK, but it doesn't bode well for long-term artistic vision". Quick blurbs, not real stories, at hollywoodrag and news.com.com. Of course you can find more sites(mostly blogs) with the exact same info at google news."
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jrsumm (466914) writes "For the first time in more than 25 years an amateur radio operator in Hawaii has successfully bounced a signal off of the moon. Alex Benton, KH6YY, sent a signal from his backyard antenna tower 238,000 miles towards the moon, who had the good grace to send it right back to earth. About a dozen operators from around the world heard it by Saturday. He was planning on operating for several more days to give more amateurs a chance to listen in. The story was picked up by the Honolulu Advertiser."
jrsumm (466914) writes "The investigative subcommittee of the House Science and Technology committee is investigating whether Google is "airbrushing" history on Google Maps by replacing recent New Orleans satellite imagery with older, pre-Katrina imagery. Specifically, the committee wants to know if Google was persuaded into changing its imagery by local governments eager to make the recovery effort look like its going smoother than it really is. Google says it is just using higher resolution imagery now. CNN has the story here."
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