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Animal speech: Attention, cows: please speak into the microphone
Expo Seeks Greener Pastures
A minor problem: no cigs for kids
Year of the documentary film, again
Visa procedures blocking European musicians from the U.S. since 9-11
Dutchtub, a 'new way of outdoor bathing'
Fingerprints for car parts
Plastic bridges on the rise

Animal speech: Attention, cows: please speak into the microphone

The New York Times – Oct 31, 2002 – Though it all sounds very Dr. Dolittle, the sounds that many animal species make can be analyzed and identified using many of the same techniques that have allowed human voice recognition to make the leap from high-tech novelty to valuable application.

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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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A minor problem: no cigs for kids

Wired News – Nov 6, 20002 – Customers will still be able to buy tobacco from the machines using cash or coins, provided they insert the AgeKey-encrypted card beforehand, which electronically "unlatches" the machine.

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Year of the documentary film, again

The New York Times – Nov 30, 2004 – If sheer numbers mean anything, the much-discussed documentary-film revival of the last year continues unabated. What remains less clear is whether the documentary world's next wave will remain as firmly polemical as the last, which grabbed attention and a surprisingly large share of the box office for hard-edged message films.

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Visa procedures blocking European musicians from the U.S. since 9-11

The Village Voice – July 11, 2005 – Tales of musicians from nations like Syria and Cuba being kept at bay by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (formerly the INS) have become commonplace since 9-11. But European and Canadian musicians, too, are finding the consular walls unmanageably high.

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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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Fingerprints for car parts

The Economist – Dec 8, 2005 – Microdots are tiny polyester particles that can be sprayed on to valuable items such as car parts. Under ultraviolet light and a magnifying glass, any one of these dots can reveal the host vehicle's unique identity number.

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Plastic bridges on the rise

The Economist – June 9, 2005 – New design and construction techniques mean that bridges can be put together in a matter of days—and they can even be made out of plastic.

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