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RFID in the hospital: Not so private eyes are watching you

You’ve been tagged.

Hospitals are increasingly using electronic-monitoring equipment to track patients, employees and medical devices to prevent them from going the way of the Junior Mint Seinfeld ’s Kramer infamously dropped into an open surgical patient.

November 12, 2008 — Jordan Lite

Why you should be careful when you get rid of a computer

Think you deleted that sensitive data before selling your PC? Think again.

More than half of people who toss computers in the garbage or sell them are leaving sensitive data on their hard drives, making it possible that a snoop could steal their identities, according to a paper to be published early next year in the International Journal of Liability and Scientific Enquiry .

November 11, 2008 — Larry Greenemeier

Census of Marine Life: What lurks under the sea?

There are some unusual things living in the world’s oceans: A "city" made up of tens of millions of brittle stars (relatives of starfish) living on the peak of a seamount (see photo to the left), or underwater summit north of the Antarctic Circle; a huge, 16-inch (407 millimeter) long by quarter-inch (10 millimeter) wide mollusk, Chaetoderma felderi, discovered deep in the Gulf of Mexico near Louisiana; and enormous bacteria in the eastern South Pacific that may help clean polluted ocean floors, a concept known as bioremediation.

November 10, 2008 — Jordan Lite

India's Chandrayaan 1 enters lunar orbit

The Indian space probe Chandrayaan 1 adjusted its orbit around the moon in one of its final maneuvers before releasing a lunar impactor.

Chandrayaan 1 entered into an elliptical orbit around the moon on Saturday, 17 days after blasting off from Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota.

November 10, 2008 — Susannah F. Locke

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