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The U.S. CDC said on Friday that the H1N1 virus -- commonly known as the "swine flu" -- is now prevalent in 48 states. Here's a look at how the vaccine is made.
1 | November 9, 2009 1:51pm |
A new "smart plug" will allow someone to monitor and control the energy use of their home's appliances.
5 | November 9, 2009 8:42am |
In a recent post Scott Snyder gave us a look into his new book "The World of Wireless: How to Compete in the 4G Revolution". Today he shares the top 5 trends in wireless and 5 Jobs of the future.
2 | November 9, 2009 3:00am |
Call it the matchup between the Higgs boson and Murphy's Law. And a reminder that even the most visionary projects in the universe can be tripped up by small details.
6 | November 7, 2009 7:19am |
"Don't be evil," it turns out, is more than a mantra. It's a warning. And it's a warning that, so far, Google is heeding.
2 | November 6, 2009 1:10pm |
My first impression of the Verizon/Google Droid cell phone which starts shipping today is very positive. Based on Google's Android operating system, the Droid signals a whole new era in handheld...
3 | November 6, 2009 12:15pm |
A robot has taken the first small step toward the building of a real space elevator, soaring more than a half-mile above the Mojave Desert in four minutes.
November 5, 2009 12:22pm |
An aging but powerful IBM AS/400 computer know as "House 17" served as Bernie Madoff's printing press to create phony customer statements. Learn how Madoff fooled clients with the AS/400 and...
November 5, 2009 12:17pm |
What will the future of cities look like? Super-connected, smart and much more flexible.
6 | November 5, 2009 12:07pm |
It isn't exactly Google Earth, but Beacon GIS software from Schneider Corp. is helping municipalities like Pettis County, Missouri, get smarter about land use and planning.
November 5, 2009 10:56am |
The new A320 cockpit design inspired by Flight 188's overshooting Minneapolis by 150 miles is quite something. Here's a little humor to start off your weekend.
November 5, 2009 10:42am |
Warren Buffett's acquisition of BNSF is part and parcel of his vision for America's economic future. Railroads built this country and to Buffett's way of thinking,will do it again.
1 | November 4, 2009 11:16am |
If Apple lowered its prices, its incredibly strong product lineup could grab some serious market even with the advent of a formidable Windows 7. Current pricing for me turned a MacBook Pro into...
34 | November 3, 2009 10:37am |
The United States is using less water now than during the peak years of 1975 and 1980, despite a 30 percent population increase during the same time period, according to a new U.S. Geological...
7 | November 3, 2009 7:37am |
There have been all manner of reports published about the climate policies of nations around the globe. A new one from Deutsche Bank assigns an investment risk rating based on those policies.
November 3, 2009 7:36am |
Tucker Aaron is the lead strategist at Animax Entertainment and someone brands turn to when they wish to create success with viral videos. In this interview Tucker shares 5 tips for creating a...
3 | November 3, 2009 3:00am |
The long-term rising global economic tide -- fueled by opening markets and information technology -- appears to be lifting many boats.
36 | November 2, 2009 8:26pm |
Net neutrality is about content. It's about carriers of content, and device makers, restricting access to competing content.
7 | November 2, 2009 12:46pm |
The spinning blades of wind turbines have been known to scramble the radar waves needed to track airplanes. Two European companies are using radar-absorbing materials to fix the problem.
8 | November 2, 2009 12:21pm |
Get ready for green plastic bottles and cutlery. Green algae, the photosynthetic organism used as a biofuel, has now been put to use as sustainable bioplastic.
6 | November 2, 2009 9:54am |