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2,200 applicants in play for federal Internet grants

9 years ago from Physorg

The federal government is sorting through 2,200 applications seeking $28 billion to bring high-speed Internet access to more people, officials said at an Orlando technology conference Monday.

NASA picks students for education program

9 years ago from UPI

WASHINGTON, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- NASA says it has selected 1,732 high school students from 48 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico to participate in an education...

Setback for British 'hacker' in US extradition fight

9 years ago from Physorg

A Briton accused of hacking into US military and NASA space agency computers was on Friday refused permission to appeal to the new Supreme Court in London against his extradition...

Logging not harming waterways

9 years ago from Science Alert

Research has revealed that Western Australia's timber industry is not having a detrimental impact on local waterways.

Crime often pays for relic looters

9 years ago from MSNBC: Science

Despite high-profile arrests and indictments, most people convicted of illegally digging up, collecting and cashing in on artifacts in the United States don't go to prison, statistics show.

Video: Directing Traffic With Dance

9 years ago from CBSNews - Science

What if every intersection had a dancing cop? Traffic wouldn't seem like such a grind. Mo Rocca visits with Tony Lepore who shows him the ins and outs of directing...

Video: The Future of Traffic

9 years ago from CBSNews - Science

New car innovations like seatbelts, airbags, anti-lock brakes and attention alerts may seem like they have taken the danger out of driving, but they haven't. Mo Rocca examines the future...

Computing project combats Blackjack card counting

9 years ago from Physorg

( -- A University of Dundee graduate has created a computer system with the potential to make the game of Blackjack fairer by detecting card counters and dealer errors.

Imagine Peace Tower lights in Second Life

9 years ago from Physorg

Just hours after Friday's annual lighting of the Imagine Peace Tower in Iceland, a virtual version of the tribute to late Beatle John Lennon opened in online world Second Life.

Researchers Probe Computer 'Commonsense Knowledge'

9 years ago from Science Daily

Challenge a simple pocket calculator at arithmetic and you may be left in the dust. But even the most sophisticated computer cannot match the reasoning of a youngster who looks...

Legal Cost for Throwing a Monkey Wrench

9 years ago from NY Times Science

Tim DeChristopher decided to make bids on oil and gas leases with no interest in drilling. Now he may pay for it.

Calgary school libraries to embrace iPod

9 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Libraries in Calgary public schools are planning to make way for iPods among the stacks of books.

Comcast tries pop-up alerts to warn of infections

9 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Comcast Corp. wants to enlist its customers in a fight against a huge problem for Internet providers - the armies of infected personal computers, known as "botnets,"...

Observatory: Counting Coins to Count Rome’s Population

9 years ago from NY Times Science

Two researchers have tried to resolve fluctuations in census figures using unusual data: numbers of recovered coin hoards.

Stroke Rehabilitation Technology That's Fun And Can Be Used At Home

9 years ago from Science Daily

Stroke rehabilitation technology which patients can operate in their own homes while playing computer games, is being developed by academics in the UK.

Red Card For Faking Footballers (Soccer Players)

9 years ago from Science Daily

The game is up for football’s (soccer's) divers. A new study in the UK could help referees know when a top player has genuinely been fouled or taken a dive.

In Defense of Fanboys

9 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Needleman: Commentary from Tech Product Boosters Increase Page Views, Set Standards, Keep Writers Honest

An Epiphany About Computational Biology

9 years ago from

I don't hate computational biology, but I've got my issues with the way the field is often practiced. Most of my complaints boil down to this: if a computational biologist...

Banned yo-yo balls still finding way to store shelves

9 years ago from CBC: Health

Health Canada has issued a recall for several hundred thousand yo-yo type balls sold across Canada, despite the fact such toys have been banned from store shelves since 2003.

PayPal says mobile risks still far off

9 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Smartphones are taking off in a big way but it'll still be some time before there are any significant mobile security risks, online financial service provider PayPal says.

Video: Tokyo Game Show 2009 Overview

9 years ago from CBSNews - Science

GameSpot takes a look at Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker and Dead Rising 2, two of the most anticipated games shown off at TGS 2009.

FCC expected to open probe of Google Voice service

9 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Federal regulators will look into complaints by AT&T that Google's messaging and calling service, Google Voice, blocks calls to rural communities where local phone companies charge high...

New Hearst e-magazine weaves tales from Internet

9 years ago from Physorg

US media giant Hearst Corp. on Friday launched, a free online magazine that scours the Internet for news and photos and presents the information as topic pages.

Robots That Eat Bugs and Plants for Power

9 years ago from PopSci

Controversial robots devour biomass to gain energy independence No matter how intelligent a robot might be, it’s nice knowing you can pull its plug to halt the anti-human insurrection. Whoops, not anymore. A...

China launches crackdown on online gaming

9 years ago from Physorg

China has launched a campaign to crack down on online games operating illegally and featuring content deemed to be unhealthy, state media reported Friday, in the nation's latest Internet clean-up...

TierneyLab: Michelangelo vs. Leonardo

9 years ago from NY Times Science

What stopped Michelangelo from even starting the battle mural he was commissioned to do on the same wall as Leonardo Da Vinci’s “Battle of Anghiari”?

Race for time... India to survey sites for cheetah return

The Indian government approves a survey of sites which can accommodate the cheetah, in an effort to reintroduce the animal.

Mozambique's ex-science minister heads to UNESCO

9 years ago from SciDev

Lidia Brito, a passionate advocate for science-based development, has accepted a top UNESCO post.