Schools using GPS devices to track students

Feb 21, 2011
A school district in Anaheim, California is the latest to distribute GPS devices to habitually truant students. But what role does a private company in Texas have in monitoring the students?
Posted In: Education, Science

Scientists build an anti-laser, you guys!

Feb 18, 2011
A team of Yale University scientists have built a device that can absorb a laser beam entirely....
Posted In: lasers, Science, you guys

FDA approves wider Lap-Band use for less obese

Feb 17, 2011
The Food and Drug Administration will allow cosmetic drug and device maker Allergan Inc. to market its stomach-restricting Lap-Band to millions of new patients -- patients who are less obese than those currently using the device. Eve Troeh has more.
Posted In: Health, Science

Battle lines being drawn in fight against online piracy

Feb 16, 2011
The Senate Judiciary Committee holds hearings today on how best to combat online piracy. We talk to the chairman of that committee, Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) about the aggressive approach he would like to see.
Posted In: Science

Sanofi-Aventis to pay more than $20 bil. for Genzyme

Feb 16, 2011
French pharmaceutical company Sanofi-Aventis will pay more than $20.1 billion for U.S. biotech firm Genzyme. Sanofi will pay $74 per Genzyme share once the deal closes in the second quarter of 2011.
Posted In: Health, Mergers and Acquisitions, Science

Pharma deal: French Sanofi-Aventis to buy U.S. Genzyme

Feb 16, 2011
Wednesday brought an end to the long-awaited deal between French pharmaceutical company Sanofi-Aventis and the U.S. biotech firm Genzyme. Sanofi will buy Genzyme for at least $20.1 billion. But the number could go higher if Genzym's drugs-in-development succeed when they go to market, as Eve Troeh explains.
Posted In: Health, Mergers and Acquisitions, Science

Now that you're used to .com and .net, get ready for .everythingelse

Feb 14, 2011
The governing body that controls web domain names is preparing for what it calls a land rush. Soon, you might be seeing not just .com and .net but .eco, .flowers, .god, .gay, and dot just about anything else you can think of.
Posted In: Science

Oil company hacks lead to questions of security

Feb 11, 2011
Several multinational oil companies have been hacked in recent months, using methods that are actually very simple. What does that say about corporate computer security?
Posted In: Science

NASA report on 'runaway Toyotas' expected today

Feb 8, 2011
After a series of Toyota recalls, NASA -- that's right, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration -- is expected to publish its analysis of the so-called "runaway Toyotas" today. David Gura has more.
Posted In: Auto, Science

Google unveils Honeycomb software for tablets

Feb 3, 2011
Honeycomb is Google's first software designed specifically for tablets. The company hopes to get Android software running on as many tablets as possible rather than building tablets itself.
Posted In: Science