Archive: 11/18/2011

Wolfram Alpha shows flights overhead

Wolfram Alpha, the online search service launched two years ago, now lets inquiring minds in the United States find out what flights happen to be overhead at any given moment.

dateNov 18, 2011 in Internet
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Clearwire slammed as CEO reportedly mulls default

(AP) -- Shares of wireless broadband network operator Clearwire Corp. plunged Friday after its chief executive told The Wall Street Journal that the company is weighing whether to make a large interest payment on Dec. 1.

dateNov 18, 2011 in Business
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French official: Europe must defend privacy rights

(AP) -- Europe and the United States don't agree on how to strike the right balance between protecting privacy rights and battling the terror threat, the head of France's data protection watchdog said Friday.

dateNov 18, 2011 in Internet
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A corny turn for biofuels from switchgrass

Many experts believe that advanced biofuels made from cellulosic biomass are the most promising alternative to petroleum-based liquid fuels for a renewable, clean, green, domestic source of transportation ...

dateNov 18, 2011 in Biotechnology
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