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Judge blocks stem cell research funding

Aug 24, 2010
A U.S. district judge has put a hold on federal funding for stem cell research involving human embryos. Reporter Amy Scott talks with Bob Moon about how that decision might affect stem cell research that's currently going on.
Posted In: Science

Apple files patent to ID jailbreakers

Aug 24, 2010
For years, Apple iPhone users have been doing something called jailbreaking -- essentially hacking the phone, allowing them to use software that hasn't been sold and authorized by Apple. The practice was recently given the OK by the government, but Apple continues to look for ways to stop it. Jeremy Hobson reports.

Taliban get to play (in) Medal of Honor

Aug 24, 2010
The new "Medal of Honor" is creating controversy even before its release by being set in Afghanistan. Electronic Arts, the creator of the video game, says it consulted with soldiers who fought in the country.

No peeking at Facebook pages

Aug 23, 2010
Imagine a world in which it's illegal for an employer to get info about a job applicant on Facebook.  That's the world Germany might live in.  On...
Posted In: Facebook, Germany, Google, privacy

Search for artificial intelligence in space, not radio waves

Aug 23, 2010
Seti (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) astronomer Seth Shostak says instead of listening for radio waves and looking for biological signs...
Posted In: artificial intelligence, robots, SETI, space

Senators want to know why U.S. Marshals Service is keeping body scan images

Aug 23, 2010
They're images of people who entered a U.S. Courthouse in Orlando, Fl. Earlier this month, reports of the 35,000 images the U.S. Marshals Service...
Posted In: body scan, privacy, TSA, US Marshals Service

How safe is a voting machine if some guys can turn it into a Pac Man machine?

Aug 23, 2010
An issue already facing election season is the reliability of electronic voting. It hasn't been helped by the fact that some engineers were able to program a voting machine to play Pac Man.

Pac-Man Hacks Voting Machines

Aug 20, 2010
As we head into another election season, two computer scientists, J. Alex Halderman of the University of Michigan and Ariel Feldman of Princeton,...
Posted In: pac man

The Moon is shrinking!

Aug 20, 2010
In an announcement that is sure to throw the world's werewolf community into a panic, NASA announced that they've picked up the rumble of shrinkage...
Posted In: space

The Internet Tycoon Instruction Manual

Aug 20, 2010
Christian Sandvig is Associate Professor of Communication, Media and Cinema Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and a Faculty...
Posted In: Christian Sandvig, fcc, games, net neutrality