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Daily SAT-ACT Reader: Edition #55

Learn 67 vocabulary words from today's Daily SAT-ACT Reader:

1. Should Mobile Device Use Expand on Planes? FCC Tells FAA It’s Time (Because It Is)
Time Magazine, 12/10/2012

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 19

Time: Should Mobile Device Use Expand on Planes? FCC Tells FAA It’s Time (Because It Is)

There is little scientific evidence that supports the way we currently regulate electronic devices on planes, so why are we still asked to disable our laptops, tablets and cellphones in flight? Read more and learn vocabulary words like abides, attest, conclusive, empower, flouting, initiative, innovation, momentum, nonexistent, productive, and prohibitive.

2. Mobile Health Tech: From Novel Startups to Global Industry
The Atlantic, 12/10/2012

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 29

The Atlantic: Mobile Health Tech: From Novel Startups to Global Industry

Mobile health technologies are exploding in popularity — from sleep monitors to stress checkers to diet and fitness trackers — read more and learn vocabulary words like autonomous, coincided, collaboration, corollary, distinction, ecosystem, fostered, impoverished, integrate, monolithic, optimistic, prevail, and strategy.

3. We Can Bank Online. Why Can’t We Vote Online?
Smithsonian Magazine, 11/6/2012

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 19

Smithsonian: We Can Bank Online. Why Can’t We Vote Online?

“Every four years, we start a mechanism up where about 130 or 140 million people go and do something all at once." Elections can be an overwhelming logistical challenge. So why can't we use technology to streamline it? Read more and learn vocabulary words like curators, efficient, enfranchises, expatriates, implementing, initiatives, mechanism, proponent, and transient.

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