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These photos, taken from unlabelled negatives, show a 1940s-era steam shovel at work, somewhere in the Newcastle area. But are they photos of quarrying or railway construction? And where might they be? Is it Hodge’s gravel quarry at Teralba, or is it Cardiff, Jesmond, or somewhere else? Any ideas gratefully received.
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Many readers identified last week’s photograph (fourthin above gallery)as the pedestrian underpass beneath the coal railway line at the corner of Berner and Merewether streets, Merewether. The photo brought back memories of Patrick’s shop (glimpsed in the photo, behind the underpass), of the coal trains that ran through the playground of The Junction school and of Tracey’s stables, where the horses were slow except when they were coming home.

Last week’s Picture of the Past.

Sister of missing student Prabhdeep Srawn, Mandeep, at Lake Jindabyne. Photo: Rohan ThomsonMore than two weeks after he was last seen, the search for missing Canadian bushwalker Prabhdeep Srawn has been significantly scaled down with a key coordination post closed.
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Officials involved in the search had been coordinating operations at the Jindabyne National Parks and Wildlife Service Office, but command of the search has been reassigned to the nearby Jindabyne Police Station.

A NSW Police spokeswoman said local officers had been involved in limited search efforts from 7am on Friday.

The 25-year-old has been missing in Kosciuszko National Park since leaving his rental car at the Charlottes Pass Village on May 13.

Rescue helicopters and National Parks and Wildlife officers are no longer involved in the operation, but Mr Srawn’s family are believed to be in the process of hiring a private search team.

As hopes the Canadian army reservist would be found alive appear all but gone, Mr Srawn’s family said on Tuesday they were ”devastated and confused” by the decision to scale down the search.

On Tuesday, NSW Police Superintendent Shane Box said the “tough decision” to run a scaled down search had been taken after consultation with medical experts and an examination of the conditions and weather forecasts.

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Having trouble remembering all those passwords for all those tablets, smartphones and apps?
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Well, Motorola may have the solution – just pop a pill.

Motorola Mobility’s head of advanced technology and projects group, Regina Dugan, unveiled its latest concept at the All Things Digital conference in California on Thursday – and while it’s still in the gestation phase, so to speak, it could point to the future.

The pill in question is no ordinary tablet – it contains a tiny chip but no battery – instead it gets its power from the acids in your stomach.

According to Geek南京夜网, the pill will send out an 18-bit authentication signal, which your device will pick up and use in lieu of a password.

The pill, which Motorola calls “the authentication vitamin”, has reportedly been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.

Of course, the experimental technology isn’t ready yet but you can check out a video of it on Slate南京夜网.

If you don’t have the stomach for the pill, then how about a tattoo?

The company, owned by Google, showed off another authentication device at the conference – a tattoo with a chip that, like the pill, sends out a signal that your smartphone or tablet will pick up.

But the tattoo is more a sticker that you place on your wrist and won’t be inked into your body.

In the future, both the pill and tattoo could serve other purposes – such as opening your front door or starting your car.

Fairfax Media

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NEWCASTLE Knights captain Kurt Gidley speaks to the media about being diagnosed with a torn ligament in his right foot.
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