From pythons to fungus, species invading US

(AP) -- A pet Burmese python broke out of a glass cage last week and killed a 2-year-old girl in her Florida bedroom. The tragedy became the latest and most graphic example of a problem that has plagued the state for more ...

Review: Need advice? Aardvark can sniff it out

(AP) -- I like to get advice from friends on all sorts of things, and love to give it even more. In the past few years, instant messaging, e-mail and Twitter have sped up the process, but there's still room for improvement.

Top media execs wonder how Twitter will make money

(AP) -- Major media executives are impressed with Twitter's growing popularity as a communications tool. They just can't figure out how the online messaging service is going to make money.

EMC wins bid contest in $2.1B deal for Data Domain

(AP) -- For the last month and a half, a fierce bidding contest has lit up a staid but increasingly critical part of the computing world. On Wednesday, EMC Corp. walked away with the prize.

Robot Learns to Smile and Frown (w/ Video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- A hyper-realistic Einstein robot at the University of California, San Diego has learned to smile and make facial expressions through a process of self-guided learning. The UC San Diego researchers used machine ...

Beyond -- way beyond -- WIMP interfaces

(PhysOrg.com) -- Human-computer interaction is undergoing a revolution, entering a multimodal era that goes beyond, way beyond, the WIMP (Windows-Icons-Menus-Pointers) paradigm. Now European researchers have developed a platform ...

Keeping harmful bacteria from progressing

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers from the University of Wyoming and an institute in Germany have completed a project that, for the first time, has identified how sunlight changes activity of a particular class of proteins called ...

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