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Coffee, Tea Might Stave Off Diabetes - US News and World Report

A recent Australian study noted that increased consumption of coffee and tea, with or without caffeine, correlated with a decreased risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Earlier studies had linked coffee consumption to decreased risk of prostate cancer, liver disease, stroke, Alzheimer's, and Parkinson's disease. Unlike previous studies, however, this one discovered that the health benefits of coffee and tea include decaffeinated versions.
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MIT gestural computing makes multitouch look old hat -- Engadget

The display consists of alternating LCD and visual sensor elements. Each LCD element alternates between displaying an image and emitting a pattern which reflects off any nearby surface (such as a hand) and is detected by the sensing elements. Using this approach, the group was able to develop a demonstration of gesture-based computing.



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