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Fiscal Cliff

Fiscal Cliff - Science and the SequestrationThe looming sequestration would slash federal investment in research and development by an estimated...


The Rain Forest - Tropic Travel and Exotic Animals and Creature Sounds

Rain forests are forests characterized by high rainfall, with definitions setting minimum normal annual rainfall between 17502000 mm (68-78...

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Environmental Progress & Sustainable Energy

Environmental Progress & Sustainable Energy is a quarterly publication of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers reporting on critical issues...



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Police's search for missing boy finds he existed only on Facebook

A 2-year-old boy is reported missing in France by his supposed great aunt. It takes some time before police realize the boy and his father are mere Facebook constructs.

By April 19, 2014


Congress proposes another incentive spectrum auction

A House bill was introduced Monday that will allow government agencies to take a cut of the auction proceeds if they give up under utilized wireless spectrum for commercial use.

By December 9, 2013


Congress should avoid knee-jerk reactions to patent trolls

commentary Yes, patent trolls are a big problem, but recent legislative proposals are poorly thought out and won't resolve the issue.

By November 9, 2013


Lawmakers lambaste Apple's tax strategy as 'an absurdity'

As CEO Tim Cook prepares to testify before a congressional subcommittee, senators portray Apple as having exploited tax loopholes to escape paying its fair share.

By May 21, 2013


Obama unveils $100 million brain research project

The initiative aims to speed up the development and application of technologies that will help researchers create dynamic brain imaging, which could lead to new ways to treat brain disorders.

By April 2, 2013


Defense Dept. reportedly in deal for more than 600K iOS devices

Apple will supply the Pentagon with iOS devices as part of a new contract, a new report says.

By March 20, 2013


Silicon Valley stymied on immigrant worker plan

Google, Intel, HP and other tech firms backed a pair of proposals this year to increase H-1B visas. They're now bogged down in the political mess known as "comprehensive" immigration reform.

By March 6, 2013


President Obama is not the Jedi you're looking for

The Internet got itself very worked up over the president's inelegant attempt at a 'Star Wars' reference, but maybe, just maybe, Obama is playing Jedi mind tricks on us.

By March 1, 2013


NASA announces plans for new $1.5 billion Mars rover

Using spare parts and mission plans developed for NASA's Curiosity Mars rover, the space agency says it can build and launch a new rover in 2020 and stay within current budget guidelines.

By December 4, 2012


Breakthrough made in nuclear-waste sequestration

A Venus flytrap-like response at the molecular level captures and sequesters radioactive waste in liquid while letting water pass through.

By January 28, 2010