Features by Janet Babin

Scientific American's Top 50

Janet Babin looks at what made the cut in Scientific American's top 50 contributions to science in 2005.
Posted In: Science

Computers of the world, unite!

IBM has announced a new initiative in which the computational power of idle desktop computers the world over will be brought together to crunch data in search of new treatments for HIV. Janet Babin reports.

Patent reform urged for genome technology

A National Academy of Science report out today calls for reforms in the US patent system to encourage development of genomic technology. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Science

Pension guarantee fund in red ink

The retirement obligations of bankrupt airlines have left the federal agency that guarantees private pensions $23 billion in the red. Janet Babin reports.

Who is Koch, and how'd they get so big?

The privately-held Koch Industries has bought Georgia-Pacific for a cool $13 billion, making it the country's largest private company in terms of revenue. Janet Babin reports on what it is Koch does, exactly.

Justice sues SIU for discrimination

Southern Illinois University set up diversity programs to increase the number of women and minorities in its graduate programs. Now the Justice Department is threatening a discrimination suit. From WUNC, Janet Babin reports.

MIT tracks students' wireless devices

MIT recently unveiled a campus-wide map that tracks the wireless devices of its students to, among other things, allow users to figure out where they can study in peace. From the Innovation Desk at WUNC, Janet Babin reports.


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