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Scan and digitise for $1
Technology

Book scanning for $1 anyone?

A novel service, 1DollarScan, launched in the US last week and builds on the successes of their Japanese counterpart Bookscan. 1DollarScan scans and digitises books, documents and photos for as little as one dollar.
Radon gas map of ireland
Technology

How radioactive is your home?

Following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan which crippled the Fukushima nuclear power plant it is surprising to hear that over 50% of the radiation we are subjected to come from Radon Gas which occurs naturally in the ground. And as we approach the 25th anniversary of Chernobyl we look at our exposure to radiation.
Japanese Sandai Earthquake
Technology

NASA shows location & intensity of Japanese earthquakes, aftershocks and foreshocks

NASA’s Earth Observatory has issued a map documenting the number of earthquakes, foreshocks and aftershocks that have rocked Japan this week. According to NASA the tsunami that resulted from the 8.9 magnitude quake occurred 24.4 kilometers (15.2 miles) below the seabed, 130 kilometers (80 miles) east of Sendai. The earthquake was preceded by a number of smaller foreshocks which began on March 9, including one that measured 7.2 on the Richter scale.
Geolocation Privacy concerns, via Microsoft
Mobile

Geolocation apps causing new privacy and safety fears for smartphone users

Smartphone users are becoming more concerned about their privacy when using geolocation apps, according to a survey released by Microsoft this week to coincide with Data Privacy Day. The survey found that users have a host of concerns for their privacy when using location based phone apps Some 84% of respondents said that they fear such applications could be used to help unknown people steal personal information or identities.
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