Archive: 04/15/2009

Feather color is more than skin deep

Where do birds get their red feathers from? According to Esther del Val, from the National History Museum in Barcelona, Spain, and her team, the red carotenoids that give the common crossbill (Loxia curvirostra) its red coloration ...

Apr 15, 2009 3 / 5 (1) 0

TiVo DVR viewers bypassing 10 p.m. slots

New research indicates viewers who use digital video recorders to watch their favorite broadcast TV shows tend to watch shows recorded between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. -- and many of them appear to be skipping 10 p.m. telecasts ...

Apr 15, 2009 4.5 / 5 (2) 0

So many passwords, so little memory

How many keys are on your keychain? I just looked at mine and counted nine keys. And that's not counting the bulky little remote control key fob that locks and unlocks my car. I've tried to consolidate my keys by making one ...

Apr 15, 2009 3 / 5 (6) 1

The sky is the limit for cloud computing

The prospects for "cloud computing" now seem a little less ... cloudy. Once a term confined to the personal-speak of high-minded tech geeks and derided by critics as a bogus marketing ploy, cloud computing today is arguably ...

Apr 15, 2009 5 / 5 (2) 0