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Remembering Worry Over Y2K

December 24, 2010 10:37 am | Podcasts | Comments

On New Year's Eve in 1999, many people were celebrating the arrival of the year 2000. Some computer experts, however, were on alert, hoping that work reprogramming computers to deal with a date change bug would pay off. Science Friday opens the archives for a look back at worry over Y2K.

How Science and Technology Influence Language

December 24, 2010 10:37 am | Podcasts | Comments

Have you ever been Plutoed (demoted)? Is your inbox clogged with "bacn" (spam by personal request)? Are you a lifehacker (master at optimizing everyday routines)? Jonathon Keats, artist and author of Virtual Words, explains how science and technology influence language, and vice versa.

Tallying America's Tweeters--The Feathered Ones

December 24, 2010 10:37 am | Podcasts | Comments

Every year, volunteers throughout the Americas grab their notepads and binoculars to take an inventory of local birds for the National Audubon Society's Christmas Bird Count. Greg Butcher, Audubon's director of bird conservation, talks about this year's tallies and species to look for.

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Searching For The Origins of Creativity

December 24, 2010 10:37 am | Podcasts | Comments

From Darwin's theory of evolution to the invention of YouTube, what factors play a role in innovation? Is there such a thing as an idea whose time has come? Steven Johnson, author of Where Good Ideas Come From, talks about great conceptual advances and how to foster creativity.

Eggnog: Spike And Let It Sit, For Safety

December 24, 2010 10:37 am | Podcasts | Comments

A perennial holiday dilemma: Will alcohol kill bacteria like salmonella in homemade eggnog? Microbiologists Vincent Fischetti and Raymond Schuch, from The Rockefeller University, ran an experiment in the lab to see whether salmonella can survive in a vat of spiked eggnog.

San Chih?s revenue for sapphire ingots to overtake silicon wafers in 2H11

December 24, 2010 10:36 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Analysts forecast that the revenues of Taiwan?s San Chih Semiconductor Co Ltd from sapphire ingot production will exceed those from semiconductor wafers (silicon) in first-half 2011, reports Digitimes.

Honda's PHEV has different motor system from Toyota's

December 24, 2010 10:36 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Honda Motor Co Ltd disclosed the details of the electric vehicle (EV) and plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV) that it will start testing in Japan.

Active power launches new cleansource UPS product line

December 24, 2010 10:36 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Active Power announced the general availability of the new G-Series line of its flywheel based CleanSource UPS (uninterruptible power supply) system.

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Lloydspharmacy Reveals Couples Beleaguered by Monthly Cramps

December 24, 2010 4:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

COVENTRY, England, Dec. 24, 2010 /- New research from Lloydspharmacy reveals that whilst an overwhelming number of women suffer from menstrual cramps, male partners' sympathy levels at that time of the month appear to be lacking. Although 87% of men claim to be very or fairly...

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Amkor Readying Fan Out WLP Technology(2)

December 24, 2010 3:34 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

At the recent IEEE ESTC conference in Berlin Amkor described two unique fan out WLP development processes which attempt to address lower cost solutions.

Amkor Readying Fan Out WLP Technology

December 24, 2010 3:34 am | News | Comments

At the recent IEEE ESTC conference in Berlin Amkor described two unique fan out WLP development processes which attempt to address lower cost solutions.

Scaling volumes help CPV gain credibility

December 23, 2010 11:34 pm | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

The ramp of serious volume manufacturing capability from more concentrating photovoltaics suppliers, and a host of creative solutions to some of the nagging issues long dogging the technology, could start to make CPV a more serious contender in the PV market.

Tokyo Stock Exchange: closing price list -8-+

December 23, 2010 8:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

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VC-backed Vedanta to target cancer via 'good' bacteria

December 23, 2010 10:33 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Venture capital firm PureTech Ventures is launching a new company, called Vedanta Biosciences, to commercialize research newly published today in the academic journal Science that indicates beneficial, gut-dwelling bacteria may also be useful for combating allergies and inflammatory bowel disease.

Made in IBM Labs: Scientific Discovery Moves Racetrack Memory Closer to Reality

December 23, 2010 10:32 am | by IBM | News | Comments

IBM Researchers today revealed a previously unknown aspect of key physics inside Racetrack memory -- a new technology design which stands to improve memory capabilities within mobile phones, laptop computers and business-class servers. This new class of memory could enable devices to...

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