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GPS Gadgets Can Reveal More Than Your Location

We know GPS gadgets can tell where you are. But researchers at Microsoft are developing ways for them to know what you are doing too - even down to which mode of transport you use to get to work. ...

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Giant Tornadoes Seen Erupting From the Sun

The sun produces giant tornado-like jets that stretch thousands of miles into space, new satellite data shows. The solar tornadoes typically last about ten minutes and occur near the sun's poles. ...

from National Geographic News

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NASA Robot Scoops Martian Soil for First Time

LOS ANGELES (Associated Press) - NASA's newest spacecraft got down and dirty on Mars, taking its first practice scoop of Martian soil ahead of the actual dig expected later this week, scientists said Monday.

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Climate Findings Were Distorted, Probe Finds

An investigation by the NASA inspector general found that political appointees in the space agency's public affairs office worked to control and distort public accounts of its researchers' findings about climate change for at least two years, the inspector general's office said yesterday.

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Giant Fortress's Remains Found in Egypt

Archaeologists have uncovered more remnants from Tharu, the largest known fortified city in ancient Egypt, which sits near the modern-day border town of Rafah.

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Digital Forensics: How Experts Uncover Doctored Images

History is riddled with the remnants of photographic tampering. Stalin, Mao, Hitler, Mussolini, Castro and Brezhnev each had photographs manipulated—from creating more heroic-looking poses to erasing enemies or bottles of beer.

from Scientific American

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Newfound Planet Has Just Three Times Earth's Mass

The goal of finding an Earth-like planet around another star has just come closer. Astronomers announced today they have discovered a planet of about three Earth masses orbiting a star smaller than our sun.

from New Scientist

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Of Greenhouse Gases and Greenbacks

WASHINGTON—A major climate-change measure goes before the Senate this week for the first time since Democrats declared it a priority after taking control of Congress, but the long-awaited debate is ranging beyond the effects of global warming. It also is focusing on Washington's most primal issue, money.

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