Rare earth minerals may not be so rare

Jul 5, 2011
Researchers from Japan uncover vast underwater deposits of the key materials used to make gadgets from smart phones to laptops, threatening China's dominance as a supplier
Posted In: Science

Laptops powered by typing? Laptops powered by typing!

Jun 24, 2011
What's next? Weight loss by eating? Some dudes in Australia have built just such a computer. The idea of powering a computer using the energy...
Posted In: laptops, radio shack, Science

Baby steps toward a national electronic medical records system?

Apr 7, 2011
Five medical organizations have announced a system whereby they will collect and be able to share medical information about patients electronically. Could it clear the way for a broader national system?
Posted In: Science

The Xbox 360 helps clean up nuclear mess in Japan

Apr 1, 2011
QinetiQ has sent unmanned robots to Japan to help at the Fukushima plant. The robots have Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive...
Posted In: earthquake, Japan, Microsoft, robots, Science, tsunami, world, xbox

Google picks Kansas City, KS

Mar 31, 2011
A lot of cities are disappointed this morning that they did not get chosen for Google's big experimental fiber optic network. But Kansas City,...
Posted In: business, Google, government, Science, sheepish, wifi

New implants make vision possible

Mar 29, 2011
A new type of implanted device placed in the eye is bringing vision to people who were not otherwise able to see. It's far from simple and doesn't offer 20/20 eyesight, but it's making a huge difference in people's lives.
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Can we make nuclear power safer?

Mar 25, 2011
Bloomberg BusinessWeek reporter Peter Coy reports that many of the nuclear plants in the United States are built with the same technology as Japan's damaged Fukushima plant. But, he reports, there are newer and safer technologies, too.
Posted In: Science

EPA scientist advocates 'green chemistry'

Mar 23, 2011
Environmental agency's new chief scientist envisions a world in which chemicals aren't toxic.
Posted In: Environment, Science


Mar 18, 2011
Not really a tech story here but I just thought it was cool. Tomorrow night, there will be what's really being called "an extreme supermoon". It's...
Posted In: extreme supermoon, Science, space

Unmanned drones are in Japan -- where will they go next?

Mar 18, 2011
Global Hawk drone aircraft are flying over Japan, inspecting damage from the earthquake and tsunami. We look at what a drone can do that a plane with people can't and where the drones might be used next.
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