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Six net neutrality principles proposed

8 years ago from Physorg

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the U.S. voted last week to start a process to formulate rules that could force Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to uphold six principles that...

Three federal agencies to assess potential Lasik problems

9 years ago from LA Times - Science

The Food and Drug Administration, the Defense Department and the National Eye Institute are teaming on a three-year program to gauge how many patients have post-operative problems. Three federal agencies -- the Food...

Chinese group says Google violating copyrights

9 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- A Chinese group is accusing search engine powerhouse Google of illegally copying Chinese-language works for its digital library, adding to disquiet about a project to scan millions...

Stephen Hawking's successor named

Cambridge University names the man who will succeed Professor Stephen Hawking in one of the world's most prestigious academic positions.

New affordable nutrition index is first measurement tool to evaluate affordable nutrition

9 years ago from

A new food rating system that analyses both nutrition and cost value of food may now make it easier for people to find budget-friendly, nutritious foods in today's tough economy....

Intelligent System To Help Autistic Children Recognize Emotions

9 years ago from Science Daily

Computer scientists are working on the development of an efficient and intelligent facial expression recognition system. The system is capable of locating the face region using derivative-based filtering and recognizing...

Report examines hidden costs of energy production and use

9 years ago from Physorg

A new report from the National Research Council examines and, when possible, estimates "hidden" costs of energy production and use -- such as the damage air pollution imposes on human...

IBM puts executive on leave after charges

9 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- IBM Corp. has placed a top executive on leave after he was charged in an insider trading scandal for allegedly leaking secrets about IBM's earnings and financial...

Homemade Cancer Machine Shows Promise

9 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Created In A Patient's Garage, This Radio Wave Machine May One Day Offer Side-Effect Free Treatment

KaChing Takes on Mutual Fund Industry

9 years ago from CBSNews - Science

What Began as Fantasy Trading Site Now Invites Investments of Real Money, With Greater Transparency

The ambitions of Europe in space

9 years ago from European Space Agency

A conference on ‘The Ambitions of Europe in Space’ on 15 and 16 October brought together members of the European Parliament, Council, European Commission, agencies, industry, research entities, operators, financing...

Salted herring product is recalled

9 years ago from UPI

WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the nationwide recall of "Herring Salted," a product of Russia, due to improper processing.

Experts: 'invest in agriculture now'

9 years ago from Science Alert

Farmers won't be able to feed the additional 2.3 billion people by 2050 without investment in agriculture, experts warn in a new paper.

Once Objects of Scorn, Nerds Now Rule

9 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Mo Rocca Explores How People Once Relegated to the Sidelines Have Moved to the Mainstream

States weigh campaign rules for the Internet age

9 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- To promote his recent campaign for mayor of St. Petersburg, Fla., Scott Wagman bought an ad that popped up online when anyone ran a Google search for...

Windows 7 to salvage Vista 'train wreck'

9 years ago from Physorg

Microsoft releases Windows 7 to the world on Thursday as the US software giant tries to regain its stride after an embarrassing stumble with the previous generation operating system Vista.

Can Social Networking Help Consumers Get Healthier?

9 years ago from Science Daily

Can social networking sites help people make wise health decisions? A new study says it depend on people's willingness to take action on the information they gain from the sites.

Slipstream: When 2+2 Equals a Privacy Question

9 years ago from NY Times Health

Some privacy advocates wonder whether rules for electronic records offer enough protection.

Bioenergy Perspectives In Developing Countries

9 years ago from

It is estimated that biomass covers currently up to 15% of the world energy demand, almost 1/3 of all energy consumption in the Less-Developed Countries. This rate was over the...

Congress passes hydrogren car funding bill

9 years ago from UPI

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- The U.S. Congress has passed an appropriations bill providing funds for hydrogen car development that critics say is unrealistic and a waste of money.

British hacker gets more time to fight US extradition

9 years ago from Physorg

A Briton accused of hacking into US military and NASA space agency computers was on Saturday given more time to fight his extradition to the United States, officials and lawyers...

Mum's the word at Vegas blogging convention

9 years ago from Physorg

For years, the stereotypical blogger was a geek yammering on about the latest technoglogy or a celebrity-obsessed scribe dishing about Paris, Lindsay and Madonna.

Frustrated Liberal Lawmaker Balances Beliefs and Politics

9 years ago from NY Times Health

Representative Earl Blumenauer, a liberal from Portland, Ore., had faith that President Obama and Democrats in Congress would yield progressive advances. It has been, he says, “a hard landing.”

New Robot Delivers Snacks

9 years ago from Live Science

Snackbot is an autonomous mobile robot whose mission is to bring tasty treats.

Rio youth use GPS phones to put favelas on map

9 years ago from Physorg

Rio's favelas are home to a third of the city's population, but are almost invisible on maps -- a situation five young women are trying to change with the help...

Jackson "This Is It" album to sell at iTunes

9 years ago from Physorg

Apple on Friday confirmed that Michael Jackson's "This Is It" music compilation will be available at online shop iTunes a day before the release of the compact disc version.

Scientists try to calm '2012' hysteria

9 years ago from LA Times - Science

As an upcoming action movie fuels Internet rumors, several scientists make public statements: The world will not end in 2012, and Earth is not going to crash into a rogue...

Big City: A Transplant Patient Finds That the Force Is Still With Him

9 years ago from NY Times Health

David Ware, the renowned saxophonist, did not want a kidney transplant, fearing that someone else’s life force would be inside him. He was wrong.