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Archive for: June 2014

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New Research Shows That Heavily Decorated Walls Distract Students

Colorful artwork, maps and shapes often cover the walls in a typical elementary school classroom. Are these displays encouraging learning, or could th...
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Pixar Makes its Animation Software Available for Free

If you’ve always wanted to play around with the same animation software that created some of the world’s most beloved animated films, this...
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After Five Years, Greece Legalizes Street Views on Google Maps

Google Maps can now legally show street views of Greece, San Jose Mercury News reports. For five years, the Greek government denied Google rights t...
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Chicago Activists Aim to End City’s Use of Sweatshop-Produced Uniforms for Workers

Those in Chicago who wear uniforms to city jobs, such as firefighters, police officers, and maintenance personnel, may soon wear more ethically-produc...
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After Allegedly Stealing and Pawning Jewelry, Rochester Woman Finds Herself in the Slammer

A Rochester woman faces charges after being arrested earlier in May for the alleged theft and sale of stolen jewelry. Shaumyk Santiago, 21, is accuse...
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Luxury Home Sales Blow Away Expectations, Grow Leaps and Bounds Over Wider Market

A new report from online real estate service Redfin is showing some positive signs of growth in one of America’s smallest, albeit most lucrative...
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Glance, at a Glance: the New Gadget That Transforms Ordinary Watches Into Smartwatches

This week, the tech world was abuzz with news of Glance, an $80 gadget that gives smartwatch capabilities to any ordinary watch. According to techcru...
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New Research Explains How POS Technology Can Help Restaurants Eliminate Costly Theft

Could better Point of Sale (POS) technology help your restaurant stay on top of employee theft? According to a new survey, it could be. Previously, Na...
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Woman Wolf Two Massive Steak Dinners, Shatters Eating Challenge Record

At 5-foot-7 and 125 pounds, Molly Schuyler looks like the kind of woman who mainly eats her kids’ leftovers and a salad a day, which is precisel...
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Researchers Discover That Lasers Can be Used to Generate New Tooth Growth

In a groundbreaking study published this week in Science Translational Medicine, researchers say that a low-powered laser could be the key to creat...