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GPS Device Fails, Ducks Enlisted

NASA researchers have called in the reserves as part of an ongoing study of sea levels. The researchers originally dispatched a probe complete with a GPS sensor and a satellite telephone to track the flow of water through glaciers. They don’t know where it went. Plan B: release 90 rubber ducks, each carrying the researcher’s email address, and hope fishermen report finding them. Scientists hope the ducks will turn up sometime next summer.

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Isn’t it refreshing when low-tech works better than high-tech?

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In 2006, then-editor Steve Smith of The Spokesman-Review had the idea of starting a publication for an often forgotten audience: teenagers. The Vox Box was a continuation of the Vox, an all-student staffed newspaper published by The Spokesman-Review. High school student journalists who staffed the Vox made all content decisions as they learn about the trade of journalism. This blog's mission was to give students an opportunity to publish their voices. The Vox Box and the Vox wrapped up in June 2009, but you can follow former staffers' new blog at

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