Someday 'talking cars' may save lives

Could "talking cars" save lives? Auto companies are developing safety systems using advanced WiFi signals and GPS systems that could allow vehicles to communicate with each other on the road. The cars could then send messages ...

Amazon shares slip on revenue miss, profit outlook

(AP) -- Amazon.com's results for the holiday shopping season highlight the inherent tension between retailers and consumers: What's good for one isn't necessarily good for the other.

LinkedIn looks to link up with investors with IPO

LinkedIn Corp., the company behind the largest website for professional networking, plans to raise at least $175 million in an initial public offering of stock that could open the IPO floodgates for other widely used online ...

White House seeks spectrium for public safety

(AP) -- The Obama administration is throwing its support behind a plan to give a valuable chunk of radio waves to police officers, firefighters and emergency medical workers to build nationwide wireless broadband network ...

Gene 'relocation' key to most evolutionary change in bacteria

(PhysOrg.com) -- In a new study, scientists at the University of Maryland and the Institut Pasteur show that bacteria evolve new abilities, such as antibiotic resistance, predominantly by acquiring genes from other bacteria.

Interview: Electric car boss sees global change

(AP) -- Electric car pioneer Shai Agassi is a man with a startling prediction: Before 2020, he says, more people everywhere will be buying electric cars than those powered by gasoline.

Microsoft 2Q earnings edge down on slow PC sales

(AP) -- Microsoft Corp. said Thursday that its net income for the latest quarter fell slightly from a year ago, and it beat Wall Street's expectations despite the weak personal computer market.

Stanford and Intel test the boundaries of visual computing

(PhysOrg.com) -- To hear Stanford Professor Pat Hanrahan tell it, computer simulation of human behavior and appearance could someday become so life-like that a trip to the mall will be replaced by trying clothes on a virtual ...

Biologists call for regulation of rare plant sales

(PhysOrg.com) -- People are increasingly obtaining endangered or threatened plants, often illegally, and moving them outside their native range, according to an article published this week in the journal Nature by Patrick ...

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