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Checkmate for checkers

A news story about checkers being "solved" -- that is, proven that it's possible to draw against even a perfectly played game.

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Date of publication: 
Thu, 07/19/2007

A star with a tail: Stellar streak tells of 30,000 years of history.

A news story about an astronomical discovery.

Intro: "Astronomers have found an unexpected treat on a star first described more than 400 years ago - the streak of a 13-light-year-long tail. The tail, the first seen of its kind, could provide clues about how celestial bodies are formed from the material spat out by such aging stars."

Article as it appeared on the web
Date of publication: 
Wed, 08/15/2007

Plastic sheet delivers wireless power

A news article about wireless power transmission.

Intro: "Annoyed by the tangle of power cords under your desk? A sheet of plastic invented by researchers in Japan could one day make for tables and walls that power devices placed on them — without any need for wires or plugs. Computers could be powered through the desks on which they sit, for example, or flat-screen televisions through the walls where they hang."

Article as it appeared on the web
Date of publication: 
Sun, 04/29/2007
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