Marketplace Tech Report for Monday, September 10, 2012

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Schools in Texas are testing out radio frequency ID, or RFID tags, that allow easy identification and tracking of students. The government pays schools based on the number of students that show up and school officials say that the RFID tags will allow for more accurate tracking of attendance. Also on the show, meet the Usain Bolt’s greatest contender -- a robot cheetah.

Using radio frequency identification tags to track school kids

Some schools are testing out RFID tags as a way to keep track of kids and bring in extra money.
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