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Spray-on batteries grown by...viruses?

Aug 27, 2010
The American Chemical Society just wrapped up its national meeting in Boston, and among the presentations, a lot of interesting work on batteries...
Posted In: batteries, chemistry, nanotechnology

Unmanned vehicle market looks to grow

Aug 27, 2010
American troops are leaving Iraq, but its robots are not. The Army said unmanned aircraft flights over Iraq are increasing. That's good news for the people who make unmanned vehicles -- many of them gathering in Denver to show off their products. Zachary Barr reports.
Posted In: Science

A problem, a phone, a software platform: crisis relief in Pakistan

Aug 27, 2010
A website called is helping to collect information needed in relief efforts in flood-ravaged Pakistan.

Google search feature no longer hard to find

Aug 26, 2010
Google's RealTime search got its own page today.  The service turns offers search results from news sites, blogs, Twitter, Facebook and more in a...
Posted In: Google, search

GAO finds wireless customers benefit despite few carriers

Aug 26, 2010
A new report from the Government Accountability Office confirms there's not much competition among wireless service providers. Nonetheless,...
Posted In: at&t, cell phone, GAO, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon, wireless

What Gmail Voice will give Google

Aug 26, 2010
Everybody's talking about the new service Google rolled out yesterday - making voice calls through Gmail.  Wired's Ryan Single has an...
Posted In: Gmail, Google, phone calls, search

Pentagon talks about the 2008 hack that redefined U.S. cyber policy

Aug 26, 2010
U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn III writes in the latest issue of Foreign Policy about the 2008 hack into a military laptop he...
Posted In: computer security, hacking, U.S. Cyber Command, worm

Mystery Russian shortwave signal comes to life

Aug 26, 2010
The blogosphere—well, OK, a select subsection—is abuzz about "The Buzzer," the nickname for a mysterious Russian shortwave signal that...
Posted In: code, ionosphere, Russia, shortwave, spies

Germans to bosses: Get off Facebook!

Aug 26, 2010
Several high-profile companies in Germany were recently caught using digital technology to keep tabs on workers. Germans were spooked by that, and have pushed for a new law that would stop your employer from checking out your Facebook page.
Posted In: Internet

"Pain ray" to be tested on inmates

Aug 26, 2010
The L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. is planning on testing a new non-lethal "pain ray" device -- originally developed for military use in Afghanistan -- for the L.A. County Jail.