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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 Jan. 28, 2010


Another carbon sequestration idea: Turn it into chalk

Carbon Sciences says it can transform the ubiquitous greenhouse gas carbon dioxide into a harmless solid fairly cheaply. We shall see.

By Feb. 20, 2008


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 Apr. 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 Dec. 9, 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 Apr. 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 Mar. 20, 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 Mar. 1, 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


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 Nov. 9, 2013


Alberta to invest big in carbon capture

The Canadian province is going to be one of the first to pay big bucks to bury its fumes.

By Jan. 25, 2008