• In other words, some machine-based tutoring is approaching the effect size of real human tutoring and there is less variation than one might expect as the grain size of tutoring becomes finer.

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  • Just as grain size in silver halide film ultimately limits the amount of detail you can see in a photograph, the background noise produced by the sensor does much the same in digital imaging.

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  • The problem is that individual still holograms contain so much information that they are usually captured on film (indeed, so much information is needed that the film in question has a grain size a tenth to a hundredth that of standard photographic film).

    ECONOMIST: Researchers can now broadcast moving holograms

  • And have your vet inject your pet with a tiny microchip implant (it's about the size of a grain of rice).

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  • Micro chipping involves a vet inserting a tiny device, about the size of a grain of rice, under the dog's skin.

    CNN: Give a dog a cell phone

  • The ultrasound generator used in this technique can focus its energy into a space about the size of a grain of rice.

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  • Such tags, the size of a grain of rice, are currently used to tag everything from pets to televisions, and cost a few dollars apiece.

    ECONOMIST: Just press print

  • Such nanotechnology involves engineering carbon-based polymer molecules, one-millionth the size of a grain of sand, that attach to fibers to wick away moisture and resist stains, water and static.

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  • These can be as tiny as a millionth the size of a grain of salt which can amount to as little as a few cells of skin or sweat left in a fingerprint.


  • Hewlett-Packard has invented a wireless data chip that can store 100 pages of text or 15 seconds of video on a dot about half the size of a rice grain, with potentially dramatic applications in everything from health care to photography and marketing.

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  • Many livestock farmers are losing money feeding high-priced grain to their herds, which could force them to shrink the size of their operations.

    WSJ: Grain Prices Soar as U.S. Slashes Outlook

  • Now Russia was an absolute disaster area in 1998, so the fact that its economy has doubled in size since then should be taken with a very large grain of salt.

    FORBES: Russia's Economy Is Not in Decline

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