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Consumers overpredict the use of holiday gifts

8 years ago from Science Blog

Before you add that fancy "it" gadget to your holiday wish list, you should know you're not going to use it as much as you think you will. For a...

Ankara wants status quo at Copenhagen

8 years ago from UPI

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Turkish environmental officials arrived in Denmark on Monday to tout their greenhouse gas reductions and desire to maintain the national status quo.

With Lure of Cash, M.I.T. Group Builds a Balloon-Finding Team to Take Pentagon Prize

8 years ago from NY Times Science

About 4,300 other teams participated in a Pentagon-sponsored contest to correctly identify the location of 10 red balloons distributed around the United States.

This Week in the Future, November 30-December 4, 2009

8 years ago from PopSci

Leave a comment to win a TWITF t-shirt! Pork grown in a lab, butterflies hatched in space, male fish going girly and a brand new rainbow trap? The future sure keeps us...

Microsoft unleashes lawsuits, raids in piracy crackdown

8 years ago from Physorg

Microsoft Corp. said Thursday it has unleashed a series of lawsuits and is cooperating in criminal prosecutions worldwide in an effort to stem piracy of its software.

'Digging into Data Challenge' grant awarded

8 years ago from Physorg

A professor at Tufts University will lead a team of international researchers to explore how humanities scholars can use data analysis to track topics about the Greco-Roman world as they...

N.L. tobacco 'power walls' coming down

8 years ago from CBC: Health

Large cigarette displays in stores, known as "power walls," will be illegal across Newfoundland and Labrador beginning Jan. 1.

Rockefeller postdoc wins GE & Science Prize

Michael Crickmore has been named Grand Prize winner in the essay competition, which recognizes outstanding graduate students in molecular biology. Crickmore’s essay, titled “The Molecular Basis of Size Differences,” comes...

Download of the day: FireFound tracks your stolen computer, nukes your personal data

8 years ago from Physorg

The worst thing about losing your laptop isn't the cost of replacing your gear; it's the loss of personal info and saved passwords. Firefox extension FireFound tracks your lost laptop's...

Pharmacists are a vital, if under-used, part of healthcare

8 years ago from LA Times - Health

One physician says their years of training make them 'walking encyclopedias' on drug effectiveness, side effects and interactions. ...

Ginger prices rise on flu fears

8 years ago from UPI

BEIJING, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Ginger prices could skyrocket this year because of a supply shortage coupled with an increase in demand during flu season, a Chinese research firm...

Britain shuts down UFO-hunting unit

8 years ago from Physorg

The British government has shut a unit which has investigated UFO sightings for more than 50 years, judging its resources better spent on more earthly threats, it said Friday.

Intel CEO Paul Otellini New Chair of Innovation Task Force

8 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

Paul S. Otellini, President and Chief Executive Officer of Intel Corporation, has accepted the invitation of the Task Force on American Innovation to serve as its new chair.

Pantomime season comes early to Canada in climate debate with sceptics

8 years ago from The Guardian - Science

What would your debating strategy have been against Bjorn Lomborg? How could I have handled him better?I've just returned from Canada, where I've been involved in efforts to stop the government's disastrous campaign...

British businesses back Brown on climate

8 years ago from UPI

LONDON, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- More than 850 companies in the United Kingdom signed a measure joining Prime Minister Gordon Brown calling for a new climate-change deal.

Oil is a tool for Iran, an analysis says

8 years ago from UPI

TEHRAN, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- A U.S. intelligence review said Tehran could use oil as a diplomatic weapon by closing down the Strait of Hormuz, Iranian media boasts.

Lightweight bionic hand ready for testing

8 years ago from UPI

ROME, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- A lightweight bionic hand controlled by the brain soon could be ready for testing on people, scientists in Italy said.

Ottawa boy ordered to shut down his radio station

8 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Industry Canada orders a 14-year-old Ottawa boy to shut down the unlicensed radio station he started a week ago.

Microsoft Store mirrors popular concept of its rival

8 years ago from Physorg

Blink an eye, and the Microsoft Store could be mistaken for an Apple Store.

User-controlled camera debuts on Hockey Night

8 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

The Hockey Night in Canada All Access Cam will make its debut during Friday's telecast of the Montreal Canadiens' centennial anniversary game against the Boston Bruins.

Patient Money: Knowing What’s Worth Paying for in Vitamins

8 years ago from NY Times Health

Vitamin sales in the United States are expect to grow 8 percent this year to $9.2 billion, according to Nutrition Business Journal,.

Shop before you sign a data contract for a netbook

8 years ago from Physorg

Netbooks with built-in 3G wireless Internet access are all the rage this holiday season. But before you sign on the dotted line at your local AT&T or Verizon Wireless store...

U.K. military shuts down UFO hotline

8 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Britain's military has closed a hotline that took reports of unidentified flying objects, or UFOs, for more than 50 years. The military said the reports had not revealed any...

Microsoft to kick off Office 2010 in June

8 years ago from Physorg

When Microsoft starts selling Office 2010 next year, the company will take its workhorse software suite and move it one step closer to its vision of cloud computing.

Lawmakers demand testimony by WH social secretary

8 years ago from AP Health

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A House Democrat says someone from the White House social secretary's office should have helped the Secret Service clear people into last week's...

Source: Stephanopoulos offered 'GMA' job

8 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- An executive with knowledge of the negotiations says ABC News has offered George Stephanopoulos (STEFF'-uh-nop-oh-luss) the job of "Good Morning America" co-anchor, although ABC's political expert hasn't...

Best and Worst in Cell Phone Service

8 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Consumer Reports Releases Reader Survey Results in January Issue, Finds AT&T, Sprint Viewed as Worst, Verizon Best

Sony signs 3-D video deal for 2010 World Cup

8 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- The 2010 World Cup is going 3-D. Sony Corp. said Friday it has signed a deal with FIFA, the international football governing body, to record up to...