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Study: Technology cannot replace nature

11 years ago from UPI

SEATTLE, April 2 (UPI) -- U.S. psychologists say humans might be losers if technological nature -- such as robotic dogs or Web cams viewing nature scenes -- replaces...

Robots Replace Humans as the Great Explorers

11 years ago from Live Science

Humans have gone to the moon, but robots have gone just about everywhere else in space.

US senators seek to squash spam

11 years ago from Physorg

Two US senators declared war on spam on Thursday. Senator Olympia Snowe, a Republican from Maine, and Senator Bill Nelson, a Democrat from Florida, introduced legislation aimed at curbing...

NIST Issues Open and Transparent Methods for Testing Electronic Voting Systems

11 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

The U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) today opened for public comment open and transparent methods for testing future electronic voting systems' compliance with voluntary...

Everglades Restoration Plan Shrinks

11 years ago from NY Times Science

Florida scaled back its purchase of sugar company land, making the Everglades another victim of the sagging economy.

For U.S. Satellite Makers, a Bid for a Bailout That Wouldn’t Cost Billions

11 years ago from NY Times Science

Democrats are working to lift export controls that classify satellite technology as weapons, but opponents’ national security arguments still resonate.

Health Critic Brings a Past And a Wallet

11 years ago from NY Times Health

Richard L. Scott has emerged as the most visible conservative opponent to the president’s health care effort. Less visible is his role in massive health care fraud.

'Unfunded liabilities' a financial myth, expert says

11 years ago from Physorg

A growing chorus of complaints about the U.S. government`s `unfunded` debts may be unsettling, but no cause to become unnerved, a University of Illinois tax expert says.

Verizon Wireless downplays Linux phones

11 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Verizon Wireless considers Linux-based software a possible long-term contender for use on its phones, but doesn't view it as a "preferred" solution, the carrier's head said.

Cable TV companies mull impact of online video

11 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Cable TV operators have treaded gingerly with online video. The companies want to meet consumer demand for watching shows on the Internet. But they don't want cable...

Ex-CEO of BetOnSports pleads guilty

11 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- The former chief executive of BetOnSports pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal racketeering conspiracy, admitting that the Internet company falsely portrayed Web-based gambling as legal and caused customers...

Emissions Change Considered by Governor Would Affect Few Power Plants

11 years ago from NY Times Science

Gov. David A. Paterson proposed to ease the demands of a new regional emissions pact, but most companies were already planning to pass on the costs.

Chemist Synthesizes Carbohydrates, Launches Startup Company

11 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

Nikki Pohl, an associate professor of chemistry at Iowa State University, and Beatrice Collet, the principal scientist for LuCELLa Biosciences Inc. in Ames, Iowa, have developed a process for synthesizing...

Investigation detects cyber espionage network

11 years ago from Physorg

( -- The Information Warfare Monitor - a joint effort of the SecDev Group (Ottawa) and the Citizen Lab (University of Toronto) - detected a cyber espionage network involving over...

Uncertain Future For Florida Geosciences

11 years ago from C&EN

Flagship university's geology department faces deep cuts in proposed budget

Joy and anger over European animal-research vote

11 years ago from News @ Nature

Anti-vivisectionists decry amendments that scientists say will preserve Europe's research potential.

Review: IE8 features good, but no need to switch

11 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- I procrastinated for nearly two weeks before installing Microsoft Corp.'s new Web browser.

Darwin's bills discovered

11 years ago from Physorg

( -- You've seen the documentaries and read the book - now, for the first time, you can find out how Charles Darwin spent his money.

Food scientist works alongside chefs to dream up new ideas

11 years ago from LA Times - Science

CP Kelco's Ted Russin in San Diego straddles the divide between food science and culinary arts, bringing the cutting edge to the dining table. ...

Priestley House May Be Shuttered

11 years ago from C&EN

Pennsylvania state budget cuts could cease operation of ACS Historic Chemical Landmark

Fallen start SGI to sell most assets for $25M

11 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Former Silicon Valley star Silicon Graphics has filed for bankruptcy protection for a second time and agreed to sell most of its assets for $25 million to...

Toshiba to take over LCD joint venture with Panasonic

11 years ago from Physorg

Japan's Toshiba Corp. said Wednesday it will buy out its liquid crystal display (LCD) joint venture with Panasonic Corp. for about 20 million dollars in a bid to overhaul the...

Former AOL head to run News Corp. digital

11 years ago from Physorg

Jonathan Miller, a former head of Time Warner online unit AOL, was named by News Corp. chairman Rupert Murdoch on Wednesday to oversee MySpace and other digital businesses at the...

AT&T to try selling wireless broadband laptops

11 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- AT&T Inc. is going to go beyond cell phones and test selling laptops in its stores in Atlanta and Philadelphia.

Technology: The textbook of the future

11 years ago from News @ Nature

Undergraduate textbooks are going digital. Declan Butler asks how this will shake up student reading habits and the multi-billion-dollar print textbook market.

Australian cap-and-trade plan comes under fire

11 years ago from News @ Nature

Plans to curb greenhouse-gas emissions face political opposition.

Mean what you say

11 years ago from News @ Nature

Promises about job creation in the US stimulus bill may be coming home to roost, says David Goldston.

Narayanamurti named director of Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program at Belfer Center

11 years ago from Harvard Science

Venkatesh “Venky” Narayanamurti will be the new director of the Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Belfer Center director...