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Scientists in Hawaii stumbled upon a new way to detect tsunami waves by as much as an hour in advance.
July 20, 2011, 8:02 AM PDT | By Andrew Nusca
The National Building Museum’s “Intelligent Cities” project aims to explore where information technology and urban design collide.
July 20, 2011, 7:42 AM PDT | By Andrew Nusca
Mobile commerce company Isis signs deals with Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. Will it speed up adoption of near-field communications technology?
July 19, 2011, 9:57 AM PDT | By Andrew Nusca
British police will use 20 three-dimensional laser scanners to more quickly survey the scene of an auto accident, saving money and traffic headaches.
July 19, 2011, 8:21 AM PDT | By Andrew Nusca
The United Nations predicts a global population of seven billion before 2012. It’s a ticking time bomb, Robert Engelman writes.
July 19, 2011, 7:05 AM PDT | By Andrew Nusca
The U.S. Department of Energy’s new public service announcement urges Americans to save money by saving energy. Is the message strong enough to succeed?
July 19, 2011, 6:22 AM PDT | By Andrew Nusca
Home improvement retailer Lowe’s will offer General Electric’s wall-mounted WattStation electric vehicle charger in stores this fall. Will it help spur EV adoption?
July 18, 2011, 8:52 AM PDT | By Andrew Nusca
Research study consent forms are too long and use overly complex vocabulary that hinder full understanding by participants, according to analysis.
July 18, 2011, 8:27 AM PDT | By Andrew Nusca
Are human-like robots the way of the future? New research demonstrates that the human brain detects the mismatch and categorizes androids as “creepy.”
July 18, 2011, 7:32 AM PDT | By Andrew Nusca
New York City’s iconic Metrocard is on its last legs. Its replacement? Any debit or credit card in your wallet. Here’s why.
July 18, 2011, 6:41 AM PDT | By Andrew Nusca