The Green Sheet Online Edition
August 11, 2008 • Issue 08:08:01
Hasbro Inc. sued the creators of Scrabulous, an unlicensed copycat of Hasbro's Scrabble found on social networking site Facebook. ... NASA satellites discovered that substorms of magnetic energy cause the aurora borealis, or Northern Lights. ... From a chunk of 70-million-year-old sandstone, Asia-Pacific scientists uncovered the fossil of a Tarbosaurus, a relative of the giant Tyrannosaurus rex. The ancient specimen, believed to have died at age 5, measured about six-and-a-half feet long. ... World leaders at the June 2008 G-8 summit in Tokyo committed their countries to a voluntary 50 percent reduction in greenhouse gases worldwide by 2050. ... A University of Wisconsin-Madison study found grade school girls equaled boys in math aptitude; it attributed the finding to an increase in girls taking advanced mathematics courses. ... The U.S. Secret Service asked the federal government for an extra $9.5 million to cover unexpected costs of protecting presidential candidates in the 2008 election year. ... Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc. raised the price of its Prius hybrid by $500 for the 2009 model. ... The U.S. Geological Survey estimated the Arctic contains 90 billion barrels of untapped crude oil, representing close to 13 percent of the world's undiscovered oil supply. ... No splashdown will take place for the first Russian-European manned spacecraft designed for trips to the moon and back, as the craft will set down on Earth using thrusters. ... Attack code that exploits flaws in the Internet's addressing system have begun circulating online; security experts warn this could embolden phishing scammers. ... A Gartner Inc. analyst predicts the death of the computer mouse in the next three to five years. The replacement? Touch screens and face recognition technology. ... A recent morning-commute burp in London's Oyster card electronic transportation fare system caused card users to be overcharged. Although transit authorities said cardholders were reimbursed and the problem was resolved by noon, the disruption could cost the city hundreds of thousands of pounds. ... New high-tech Speedo U.S.A.-designed LZR swimsuits are predicted to help Olympians break records during the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. ... A new search engine called Cuil (pronounced "cool") is positioning itself as a competitor to Google; it claims to have three times the size of Google's database and a friendlier user interface.
#h4 ISO-Q test
Which of the following statements is correct?
1. Despite gloomy reports about biometrics technology, a research group predicts payments using biometrics will more than double by 2013.
2. Unlike devices equipped with radio frequency identification technology, mobile devices that support near field communication technology sport antennas.
3. Remote deposit capture technology is not able to read handwritten check amounts.
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