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Scientists Crack Genetic Code for Rare Cancer That Beset Steve Jobs

Johns Hopkins University scientists have deciphered the genetic code for a rare type of pancreatic cancer -- neuroendocrine or islet cell tumor -- that Apple CEO Steve Jobs told the world he'd been diagnosed with back in 2004. The discovery explains many of the cancer's troubling, highly variable pr...

Study: One in 10 Young Gamers Could Become Pathological Addicts

Frantic parents concerned about their children's digital habits have found a new ally in the form of a study published in the latest issue of the journal Pediatrics. Roughly 10 percent of young video gamers suffer a pathological addiction to their games, the researchers found. "We aimed to measure t...

Wikileaks Poised to Shatter Swiss Banking Secrecy

Bank secrecy is back in the news, this time as former Swiss banker Rudolf Elmer handed WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange two computer discs at a high-profile news conference on Monday. Tax evaders, nefarious bankers, shady politicians, unethical business leaders, cheating celebrities, organized crime...

Intel Puts Light Peak on Dimmer Switch

Intel is turning on the lights, but without light. The chip maker will use copper instead of fiber in its new Light Peak optical interconnection technology, reaching speeds surprisingly better than the company expected, according to Intel architecture group director David Perlmutter. The copper achi...

Repairs Delay Discovery Launch as Shuttle Program Winds Down

The need for more time to repair ominous-looking cracks in metal struts that support space shuttle Discovery's hefty exterior fuel tanks prompted NASA officials Thursday to call for a launch delay, moving the flight from a previously planned early February date to that month's end. The delay, which ...

Avatar Kinect Puts Your Best Face Forward

"Avatar" movie director James Cameron couldn't have scripted a better keynote speech for Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, who announced at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas Wednesday that Kinect and Xbox will connect with consumers via avatars, transporting Xbox Live Gold subscribers into the c...

Toshiba Gambles Its Glasses-Free 3D TV Tech Is Good Enough

Special glasses to view 3D movies have been around for decades, almost representing a bad theatrical cliche -- rows of eyeglass-clad teens screaming, for instance, as an ax from the latest slasher film comes bolting out of the screen. Now, Toshiba is taking the glasses off. At CES this week, it intr...

Here Comes Pervasive Computing, Ready or Not

With a sexy splash page -- a young woman in short shorts waving her arms before a TV screen -- PrimeSense and hardware maker Asus are inviting consumers to connect with kinetics through Wavi Xtion, a three-dimensional technology that couples cameras, motion sensors, and televisions with personal com...

Wikileaks Could Shatter Hopes for Greater Transparency

Rampant speculation about which major financial institution Wikileaks founder Julian Assange means to target with a document dump in 2011 has at least one U.S. bank playing aggressive defense. Bank of America executives are reportedly scouring documents for potentially damaging information, and try...

World’s Teensiest Battery Could Drive Big Innovations

With electron microscopes and tiny wires far thinner than a human hair, DoE researchers have pinpointed key events in the life of a consumer electronics staple -- the lithium ion battery. Their findings could lead to smaller, longer-lasting, more powerful batteries ready to rev up next-gen electric ...

Smart Carpet Keeps Track of Patients When Caregivers Can’t

A University of Missouri professor has developed a "smart carpet" that monitors the movements of elderly persons and can detect the potential for a dangerous fall. The purpose of the flooring system is to help patients remain both independent and safe unobtrusively. With sensors under the carpet and...

Google Really Gets Under People’s Skin

With Google's announcement Thursday of the Body Browser, online mapping technology finally caught up with the medical crew of "Fantastic Voyage," miniaturized in the 1966 sci-fi flick to enter a renowned scientist's bloodstream and save his brain from a life-threatening blood clot. A Chrome-OS drive...

White House Urges Cautious Exploration of Synthetic Biology’s Potential

At least partly reversing Bush Administration aversion to emergent exotic biological research, President Barack Obama's 13-member Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues Thursday issued 18 recommendations on synthetic biology -- life, designed and built in the laboratory. "Our major recommenda...

The New PR: Little Tweets From Big Cheeses

A tweet that may prove sweet for Google's bottom line has sparked discussion about what constitutes public relations in the age of social media. "There are over 300,000 Android phones activated each day," Google Android development director Andy Rubin -- aka Twitter user "Arubin" -- tweeted Dec. 8 t...

Military Gives External Media Devices Marching Orders

In the wake of Pentagon-based U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning's leaks of thousands of files from SIPRNET -- the Defense Department's internal version of the Internet -- to Wikileaks, all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces are ordering troops to stop using portable or removable media. Military personne...

Is Rubin’s 300,000-Androids-a-Day Tweet on Target?

Once again playing coy with a major company announcement, Google engineering vice president and Android development director Andy Rubin tweeted Thursday that more than 300,000 Android phones are activated daily. It was only Rubin's second tweet, and followed his sneak-a-peek presentation of Android'...

It’s Not Your Grandpa’s Planetarium Anymore

Without breaking the bank, Microsoft's research division and the University of Washington astronomy department have teamed up to bring new light to an old technology: the planetarium. Nearly three thousand planetariums dot the U.S. terrestrial landscape, featuring celestial shows about stars, planet...

SpaceX Falcon 9 Soars Into History Books

Private commercial space travel took one small step for humankind Wednesday morning as the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched from Florida's Kennedy Space Center and made a successful splashdown. Dragon space capsule in tow, the Falcon 9 represented a $400 million investment from, among others, SpaceX ...

Google Shows Off Sweet Tablet Prototype

In a figurative googolplex of names and programs, Google and Motorola unveiled a tablet computer Monday night at the D: Dive Into Mobile conference that runs on Google's Android 3.0 operating system, aka "Honeycomb." Only the tablet remains without a name. Conference gawkers claim the Google/Motor...

Wikileaks Wrangling May Be Escalating Into Cyberwar

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange looms like the mysterious British freedom fighter V atop the Drudge Report, threatening a "devastating" confidential document dump if his organization suffers any more hack attacks. Paypal says Wikileaks and its donors are pals no more. Amazon.com boots Wikileaks off...

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