Smokers could inadvertently damage the laser-based sensor that reads disks on the popular Wii video game, the Boston Herald reported today. The problem surfaced after a new video game, Super Smash Brothers Brawl, was released last week in Japan. Super Smash employs a double-layer DVD that reportedly requires a higher level of reader accuracy. Wii has offered to clean consoles at no charge.
Earlier this year paralyzed IndyCar drive Sam Schmidt did the seemingly impossible -- opening the qualifying rounds at Indy by driving a modified Corvette C7 Stingray around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Could our view of distant galaxies be obstructed by a lawnmower? That unlikely question is at the heart of a growing debate between the National Radio Astronomy Observatory and a robot manufacturer that seeks to build self-guided lawnmowers.
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