We're not ready for the mobile revolution

The mobile revolution has hit a major roadblock. Two events got me thinking about this. The first was when Apple unveiled the new iPhone but said video chat would be available only through Wi-Fi because AT&T's wireless network ...

Scrubbing CO2 from atmosphere could be a long-term commitment

With carbon dioxide in the atmosphere approaching alarming levels, even halting emissions altogether may not be enough to avert catastrophic climate change. Could scrubbing carbon dioxide from the air be a viable solution? ...

Study explains science of soccer

With the attention of sports fans worldwide focused on South Africa and the 2010 FIFA World Cup, U.S. scientist John Eric Goff has made the aerodynamics of the soccer ball a focus of his research.

NASA TRMM satellite data show areas of Alex's heavy rainfall

Areas of northeastern Mexico were slammed with heavy rainfall, and NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission Satellite estimated more than 10 inches of rainfall fell in various locations and that data was used to create ...

Google buys travel software company for $700M

Google Inc. plans to buy travel technology company ITA Software Inc. in a $700 million deal that would enable the Internet search leader to steer more of the airline reservations booked on the Web.

Microsoft banishes battery bungling

Microsoft is taking the fumbling out of figuring out which way batteries fit into gadgets. The US technology colossus on Thursday unveiled "InstaLoad" technology that lets batteries energize devices regardless of how the ...

Mountain mice show adaptation to altitude

This fuel-preference represents an adaptation in high altitude mice to use oxygen more efficiently than their low-altitude counterparts.

New rules bring online piracy fight to US campuses

(AP) -- Starting this month, colleges and universities that don't do enough to combat the illegal swapping of "Avatar" or Lady Gaga over their computer networks put themselves at risk of losing federal funding.

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