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The world around us is rapidly adapting to the knowledge that our smartphones can serve as advertisement delivery systems. It seems like you can’t walk down the street now without seeing a QRcode or a Microsoft Tag for something, to say nothing of the “download our app” images in every magazine and commercial. You’d have to do something extra crazy to stick out in a magazine these days, even if that meant embedding a small screen in your magazine ad to offer information in real time. In fact, that’s exactly what The CW accomplished when they embedded a smartphone into this week’s Entertainment Weekly." Link to Original Source top
ksemlerK writes "After more than a decade of telescopic monitoring, astronomers have added two newfound worlds to a nearby planetary system already known to harbor four other planets, and one of the new discoveries looks to be the kind of place where life might be able to take hold.
"Since the beginning of this hunt we've tried to find planets at about the size of the Earth with temperatures so that water can exist," said one of the researchers, Steven Vogt of the University of California, Santa Cruz, in a Webcast press briefing on September 29. "This is the first exoplanet that really has the right conditions for water to exist in liquid form on its surface." Vogt and his colleagues are set to publish their findings in a future issue of The Astrophysical Journal.
ksemlerK writes "Conservative activist Christine O'Donnell earned a stunning victory in Delaware's Republican Senate primary Tuesday, riding a wave of tea party anger and advertising dollars to oust U.S. Rep. Michael Castle.
O'Donnell's shocking win gave new energy to the tea party movement, which targeted Castle after victories by Republican tea party candidates in the Alaska and Nevada Senate primaries.
With 78 percent of precincts reporting, O'Donnell had 54 percent to 46 percent for Castle, a former two-term governor and the longest serving congressman in Delaware history." Link to Original Source