13 Results for



Japan to try GPS phones to prevent pandemics

Softbank participates in a Japanese government-backed experimental project that uses GPS-enabled cell phones to track elementary schoolers' whereabouts for health-monitoring purpose.

By Jun. 8, 2009


Battery-free flashlight among Google Science Fair winners

Teens invent a warning system for approaching ambulances, banana peel bioplastics, and flu drug modeling.

By Sep. 24, 2013


'Barcoding' viruses could help detect mutated strains

A team out of the University of Leeds has already produced molecular signatures for two forms of a childhood respiratory-disease virus, and plans many more.

By May. 14, 2012


Apocalypse-proof condos already sold out

You can survive the end of the world in this charming nuclear missile silo. The views aren't great, but there won't be anything to see outside anyway.

By May. 26, 2012


Solar flares now classified as 'major threat' to hi tech UK

The UK Cabinet Office says solar flares are one of the top threats to normal life, rating them alongside the likes of terrorism and floods.

By Mar. 18, 2012


Singularity University: Hope or hype?

Kurzweil, Diamandis, and Page want to help people apply modern technology to solve poverty, hunger, and pandemics, but solutions are more likely to be found in other fields of study.

By Feb. 5, 2009


Google.org issues $14.8 million in disease prevention grants

Google.org announces $14.8 million in grants aimed at preventing disease outbreaks in Southeast Asia and Africa.

By Oct. 21, 2008


Google.org exec leaves to tackle urgent threats

Dr. Larry Brilliant is leaving the search giant's philanthropic arm for the Skoll Urgent Threats Fund to tackle nuclear proliferation, water shortages, and other issues.

By Apr. 14, 2009


Buzz Out Loud 993: Viagra sponsors orbit mission

We are almost done talking about the Pre and iPhone, but not quite. We do talk about the Nokia N91 and Qik streaming on all Nokia phones. Twitter may be dead or at least hibernating.

By Jun. 9, 2009


Leading futurists, thinkers to launch Silicon Valley university

Dubbed Singularity University, the new program, run by Ray Kurzweil and Peter Diamandis, will focus on exponentially growing technologies.

By Feb. 2, 2009