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Quantum Superpositions of Living Things

September 11, 2009 8:11 am | Comments

First photons, atoms and molecules. Now physicists want to create a quantum superposition of a virus, which will allow them to perform Schrodinger's Cat experiment for real.

The iPod Is Dead

September 11, 2009 6:25 am | by Farhad Manjoo | Comments

Why the days of the dedicated music player have come and gone.


Twitter Expands Rules to Allow Advertising

September 11, 2009 5:52 am | by by Edwin CHan and Gary Hill | Comments

Twitter, the fast-growing microblogging site now seeking ways to make money, expanded its terms for users on Thursday to allow advertisers to reach the Internet site's more than 45 million monthly visitors.


Motorola unveils Google phone to muted response

September 11, 2009 5:44 am | by Reuters | Comments

Motorola unveiled on Thursday the first of many cellphones to be developed in partnership with Google, but analysts questioned if it could revive the once-dominant handset maker's fortunes. Wall Street sees the phones as Motorola's last big hope to regain the market share lost to rivals like Apple Inc, Nokia and Samsung. Analysts were

InStyle Taps 3-D Technology to Bridge Web and Print

September 11, 2009 5:36 am | by Jason Fell | Comments

Time Inc.’s InStyle magazine is taking the wave of 3-D technology in magazines to the next level. For its December holiday gift guide issue, the magazine is using “augmented reality” technology to make some advertisements three dimensional.


UN Climate Chief: Big Greenhouse Gas cuts needed

September 11, 2009 5:34 am | Comments

Rich countries must commit to deeper cuts in greenhouse gas emissions if they want China and India to sign onto an accord to curb global warming, the top U.N. climate official said Friday. "We need to see that leadership from rich countries," said Yvo de Boer, executive secretary of the U.N. Climate Change Secretariat, at the World Economic Forum. "Without rich country leadership, we will not get developing country engagement."

Ford backs Bill to ban texting while driving

September 11, 2009 5:29 am | Comments

Ford said Thursday it backs federal legislation pressuring states to ban texting while driving in an effort to reduce driver distractions that could lead to accidents. In a statement, Ford safety executive Sue Cischke cited research that shows drivers who take their eyes off the road for extended periods increase the risk of accidents. That includes drivers who send text messages on hand-held devices while on the road.

Tech Giants offer ideas on charging Readers Online

September 11, 2009 4:50 am | Comments

Some of the world's most prominent technology companies are offering suggestions to publishers on how they can charge readers for news online. IBM Corp., Microsoft Corp., Oracle Corp. and Google Inc. - a company some newspapers blame for helping dig their financial hole - responded to a request by the Newspaper Association of America for proposals on ways to easily charge for news on the Web.


Pigeon transfers data faster than South Africa's Telkom

September 10, 2009 7:46 am | Comments

A South African information technology company on Wednesday proved it was faster for them to transmit data with a carrier pigeon than to send it using Telkom , the country's leading internet service provider.

Obama near choosing cyber security chief: source

September 10, 2009 7:22 am | by Reuters | Comments

A cyber security coordinator is expected to be announced by President Barack Obama in the next week or two, and the lead candidate is Frank Kramer, who was an assistant Defense secretary under President Bill Clinton, a source said on Wednesday.

Google Pushes Hard for Solar Development

September 10, 2009 5:45 am | by Poornima Gupta, Laura Isensee, and Carol Bishopric | Comments

Google is disappointed with the lack of breakthrough investment ideas in the green technology sector but the company is working to develop its own new mirror technology that could reduce the cost of building solar thermal plants by a quarter or more.

EU turns up Heat on Climate Change Debate

September 10, 2009 5:36 am | Comments

Fearing that a possible global deal on climate change is in danger, European foreign ministers announced Thursday they were stepping up efforts to make sure that nations around the world face up to global warming.


China could be $1 trillion green Tech Market

September 10, 2009 4:54 am | Comments

China potentially could be a $500 billion to $1 trillion a year market for environmentally sustainable "green technologies," a group of businesses and experts said in a report Thursday that urges governments to ease the way for such initiatives. The report by the China Greentech Initiative, a group of more than 80 leading technology companies


Beatlemania returns with rollout of CD, Video Game

September 10, 2009 4:42 am | Comments

Beatlemania is back with the rollout Wednesday of the Fab Four's remastered CDs and first-ever video game, reaching out to a whole new generation decades after their parents - and even grandparents - first succumbed. It's been nearly 40 years since John, Paul, George and Ringo announced their breakup

Hubble's Repaired Camera Brings New Life to Mission

September 9, 2009 7:45 am | Comments

NASA on Wednesday unveiled the first deep space photos taken by Hubble since its billion dollar repair mission last spring. That work included installing two new cameras, other science instruments and replacing broken parts.


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