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There's been a lot of talk online about Jason Collins, the NBA player from the Celtics and the Wizards who came out as gay this week -- and some of that talk is offensive. What is appropriate language to use online and in every day life? Janell Burley Hofmann, a mother of five, gives her advice. And you've probably heard of the fisheye camera lens, but how about a bug-eyed one? Researchers at the University of Illinois and Northwestern University have developed a unique hemispherical digital camera based on the eye of a fly. It takes photos with nearly 200 tiny lenses to put together one giant wide-angle almost three-dimensional image that is in focus at all depths of field.

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Fisheye lens gets a bug-eye makeover

May 2, 2013
Researchers at the University of Illinois and Northwestern University have developed a unique hemispherical digital camera based on the eye of a fly.

Obama nominates former lobbyist, hall-of-famer Wheeler to head FCC

May 2, 2013
The Federal Communications Commission has a new chairman, Tom Wheeler. If confirmed by the Senate, he'll replace Julius Genachowski, who resigned in March.

How to raise mindful kids in the digital age

May 2, 2013
What is appropriate language to use online and in everyday life? Janell Burley Hofmann, a mother of five who helps us figure out how to behave with technology, shares her advice.

There’s been a lot of talk online about Jason Collins, the NBA player from the Celtics and the Wizards who came out as gay this week — and some of that talk is offensive. What is appropriate language to use online and in every day life? Janell Burley Hofmann, a mother of five, gives her advice. And you’ve probably heard of the fisheye camera lens, but how about a bug-eyed one? Researchers at the University of Illinois and Northwestern University have developed a unique hemispherical digital camera based on the eye of a fly. It takes photos with nearly 200 tiny lenses to put together one giant wide-angle almost three-dimensional image that is in focus at all depths of field.

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