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Just another thing for homeowners to worry about

Apr 3, 2007
One influential data company is factoring climate change into its prediction that the coming hurricane season will be a rough one. And it's having a big effect on on hurricane insurance rates.
Posted In: Science

The real cowboys of computer programming

Apr 2, 2007
You can't go horseback riding at the Big Nerd Ranch, but you can rope in some killer software-coding skills.

Big telecom winner: Qwest

Mar 30, 2007
Qwest, Verizon and AT&T have been granted the right to compete for the federal government's telecom contracts, a decision which propels Qwest into the top-tier providers. The big loser: Sprint.
Posted In: Science, Washington

Budget dodges killer asteroids

Mar 28, 2007
Hard choices have to be made as Congress hammers out a new budget, but Robert Reich wonders why lawmakers aren't throwing more cash NASA's way to protect us from planetary destruction — and why other countries aren't pitching in.
Posted In: Science

Open source science

Mar 28, 2007
Generally, only successful experiments are published in scientific journals, so researchers spend a lot of time repeating ones that fail. But now one professor and his students are breaking tradition and publishing <i>all</i> their findings online.
Posted In: Science

Tracking carbon reduction's payoff

Mar 28, 2007
As more and more U.S. cities and corporations sign agreements to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, there's one lingering question: Is it working? Federal scientists are developing a new modeling tool to find out.
Posted In: Science

Coming soon: Bank by cell phone

Mar 28, 2007
AT&amp;T is working with four major banks so that their customers can check their accounts and pay bills from their cell phones. And there won't even be extra fees &mdash; at least initially.
Posted In: Science

Good outlook for Vista sales

Mar 27, 2007
Turns out early forecasts calling for lackluster sales of Vista may have been off. Microsoft has released the first sales figures for its new operating system and they're not too shabby.
Posted In: Science

Automakers push flex fuel over CAFE

Mar 26, 2007
President Bush met with the Big Three to talk about flex-fuel cars. But some say fuel economy standards need to be regulated for flex-fuel efforts to be effective. Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Science

Don't just trash it, <em>CRUSH</em> it

Mar 23, 2007
Companies are increasingly worried about how to get rid of data stored on computers. Geoff Brumfiel checked out some interesting solutions on display at a recent government technology conference.

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