Computer operated by an eye and more obscure news

The internet romp today came up with obscure news articles not widely reported like the announcement from the Poles that they have constructed a computer operated by an eye and another article about a new tamper resistant umbilical tag! Read on…

ACORN denies name change but former board members remain convinced of re-branding — Wade Rathke, who founded the organization, announced on his blog that ACORN International, one of many affiliate organizations, had officially changed its name to “Community Organizations International.” [read it at Washington Examiner]

Guard RFID releases first tamper resistant active RFID — Guard RFID Solutions Inc., announced that its leading-edge TotGuard Infant Protection solution now has an active RFID based tamper resistant umbilical tag, with a built-in tamper alert mechanism [read it at MoreRFID]

Tamiflu resistance emerges in flu pandemic – Denmark, Japan and Hong Kong have reported finding Tamiflu-resistant H1N1 viruses [read it at News Scientist]

IMS fails high court drug test — The U.S. Supreme Court rejected a challenge to state laws aimed at limiting the ability of drugmakers to target individual doctors with sales pitches [read it at Connecticut Post / Bloomberg News]

Humans may contract fatal brain disease from farmed fish — A new U.S. research suggests that humans could contract Creutzfeldt Jakob disease — the human form of “mad cow disease” —  from eating farmed fish that are fed byproducts rendered from infected cows [read it at]

Chinese Premier stresses maintaining stable economic development — Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said China will keep consistent macro-economic policies, promote structural adjustment, develop new growth sectors, improve growth quality and increase people’s livelihood to ensure stable and fast economic growth [read it at]

Poles have constructed a computer operated by an eye — … allows a paralyzed person to operate a computer moving his/hers eyes only. This device will be also applied for diagnosis of kids with learning disorder and hearing disorder. It is supposed to be 10 times cheaper than similar solutions of western competitors [read it at]

BGIL launches RFID car tracker — Bharatiya Global Infomedia has launched a RFID-based Parking Management System designed to track and manage vehicles in parking areas or gated communities [read it at]

Closing arguments: No more quotas — The Supreme Court in “Ricci v. DeStefano” dealt a final blow to racially motivated hiring. This is the dawning of post-racial America [read it at Philadelphia Inquirer]

Spouse in Ensign affair sought help in letter to Fox News — Partisanship is now so toxic in the US that rightwing leakers feel compelled to leak sex scandals to their own pet press… In a letter dated five days before Sen. John Ensign’s public confession of an extramarital affair, Doug Hampton pleaded to a national Fox News anchorwoman for help in exposing the senator’s “heinous conduct and pursuit” of Hampton’s wife [read it at the Las Vegas Sun]

RU staff to get free I.D. theft protection — Employees of the Redford Union School District will get six months of fraud alert protection free of charge to guard against possible identity theft made possible when their social security numbers were inadvertently printed on envelopes mailed to their homes [read it at Hometown Life]

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