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USB turns PC into power plant
Camel milk comes to Europe
High-speed walkways
Authenticating art: a computer that has an eye for Van Gogh
Dutchtub, a 'new way of outdoor bathing'
Computerized decision making on the rise
Expo Seeks Greener Pastures
Flash drives: always on the go, without moving parts

USB turns PC into power plant

The New York Times – Jun 10, 2004 – When the technology first appeared, U.S.B. meant keyboards, joysticks and the like. But manufacturers began cottoning to U.S.B.'s ability to provide a power source, leading to a host of gizmos that have nothing to do with computers: radios, reading lights, even massage balls and air purifiers.

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Camel milk comes to Europe

The New York Times – Sep 16, 2009 – A Dutch farmer is currently the only one in Europe with permission to sell camel’s milk. He saw an untapped market in the rising number of immigrants to Europe from Somalia and Morocco, where camel’s milk has long been popular for its supposed curative properties.

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High-speed walkways

The Economist – Dec 8, 2005 – New moving walkways have been given a speed boost. But will pedestrians in airports and shopping centres be able to cope?

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Authenticating art: a computer that has an eye for Van Gogh

The New York Times – Jun 13, 2004 – Now a team of researchers in the Netherlands have developed a computer system that quickly examines hundreds of paintings for telltale patterns. The results, they say, can lend credence to existing attributions or help dismiss them.

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Dutchtub, a "new way of outdoor bathing"

The New York Times – Jan 14, 2004 – It requires no electricity, plumbing or hot water. Just fill it with water, put firewood in the bin, light it up, wait a while and enjoy a 100-degree soak.

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Computerized decision making on the rise

The New York Times – July 18, 2006 – Mathematical models generally make more accurate predictions than humans do. Studies have shown that models can better predict, for example, the success or failure of a business start-up, the likelihood of recidivism and parole violation, and future performance in graduate school.

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Expo Seeks Greener Pastures

Wired News – Oct 31, 2000 – Plagued by financial troubles, bad weather and scandals, the notion of world's fairs has come under fire. Are they relics of the 20th century, or do they have a place in the new millennium?

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Flash drives: always on the go, without moving parts

The New York Times – Feb 17, 2005 – From humble origins as geeky novelties, thumb-size U.S.B. flash drives have grown into a billion-dollar market.

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