Computer could make 2 'Jeopardy!' champs deep blue

(AP) -- The clue: It's the size of 10 refrigerators, has access to the equivalent of 200 million pages of information and knows how to answer in the form of a question. The correct response: "What is the computer IBM developed ...

Pending Comcast deal muzzles NBC with reporters

(AP) -- Who will replace Steve Carell on "The Office" and can the comedy stay afloat without its star? What does the departure of Skeet Ulrich mean for "Law & Order: Los Angeles"? Can NBC take advantage of its phenomenal ...

End of US shuttle program poses safety risks: panel

A climate of uncertainty in the US space program combined with the approaching retirement of the shuttle missions presents safety risks, a government advisory panel said Thursday.

US may challenge Google's ITA buy: WSJ

The US Justice Department is preparing a potential court challenge to Google's $700 million acquisition of travel information company ITA Software, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.

The best gadgets from CES 2011

After spending last week at the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, a common question is: What was the best thing I saw at the show?

The Spin Doctor

An electron spin can be compared to the needle of a compass that points either north or south. Some electrons in a full shell point up, canceling out the electromagnetic fields of an equal number of electrons that point down.

Intel 4Q a window into industry's inflection point

(AP) -- Intel Corp.'s 48 percent jump in fourth-quarter net income, driven by strong corporate spending, comes at a turning point in the personal computer industry's 30-plus year history.

Mount Etna bursts into life

(PhysOrg.com) -- Europe's largest active volcano, Mount Etna on the Italian island of Sicily, erupted briefly yesterday sending flames and ash hundreds of metres into the air.

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