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Let's Stop All Of The Post-PC Nonsense Once And For All

published about 4 hours ago
Let's Stop All Of The Post-PC Nonsense Once And For All
We’re a little over a week away from a big Apple launch event, which always seems to drum up talk about the so-called “post-PC era” we’re in. It is no secret that the overall PC market has taken a pummeling the last couple of years, but just because tablets and smartphones have taken up large portions of technology budgets as of late (in both the enterprise and consumer spaces), doesn’t mean PCs are going to disappear.

YoWindow review

published about 4 hours ago
Watch weather just like the view from the window

New 3D Printer Aptly Named David

published about 4 hours ago
New 3D Printer Aptly Named David
David is a new 3D printer and one that is taking aim at the materials side of the industry.  A new Kickstarter project, yet another in the mushrooming world of 3D printers, is live with a new twist – instead of long spools of plastic material, this team has created a printer that will use pelletized materials.

Jenny McCarthy, Donnie Wahlberg get married in St. Charles

published about 5 hours ago
Jenny McCarthy, Donnie Wahlberg get married in St. Charles
Actress Jenny McCarthy and pop star turned reality television star Donnie Wahlberg have tied the knot in St. Charles, family and media said on Sunday.

The Rags To Riches Story Of Britain's Thriftiest Multi-Millionaire

published about 5 hours ago
The Rags To Riches Story Of Britain's Thriftiest Multi-Millionaire
He's just sold his business for almost $100million, but entrepreneur Mark Pearson isn't about to get flash with the cash. Having made his money by helping ordinary people save a bit of their own, profligacy just isn't his style. When I meet the man behind MyVoucherCodes.com in an unassuming wine bar near London's Tower Bridge, he doesn't seem in the mood to take a holiday, despite his windfall. In fact, he barely seems willing to pause for breath, yet alone ... more


California lawmakers send governor a ban on single-use plastic bags

published 2 days ago
California lawmakers send governor a ban on single-use plastic bags
The state Senate on Friday gave final legislative approval to a measure that would phase out single-use plastic bags in supermarkets, pharmacies and convenience stores ... more

EPA staff recommends significantly lower ozone standard

published 2 days ago
EPA staff recommends significantly lower ozone standard
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency staff said Friday that the nation should tighten smog rules significantly, a step that would improve air quality in California ... more

World Briefing: Central America Hit by Severe Drought

published 2 days ago
A severe drought has ravaged crops in Central America, and as many as 2.8 million people are struggling to feed themselves, the United Nations World ... more

Swirls of Dust and Drama, Punctuating Life in the Southwest

published 2 days ago
Swirls of Dust and Drama, Punctuating Life in the Southwest
Children, drivers and other residents have learned how to prepare for huge dust storms, sometimes called haboobs, that can turn day into night in seconds.

Chance of 'megadrought' in U.S. Southwest now 50%, study concludes

published 2 days ago
Chance of 'megadrought' in U.S. Southwest now 50%, study concludes
The chance of a "megadrought" gripping the Southwest for more than 30 years has increased to 50%, scientists say, which mean bad news for California's ... more
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Airships That Carry Science Into the Stratosphere

published Mon, Aug 25 2014 12:40 GMT
Airships That Carry Science Into the Stratosphere
Engineers are designing sleek new airships that could streak past layers of cloud and carry telescopes into the thin, icy air of the stratosphere.

Time Travel: Dark Spots in Our Knowledge of Neptune

published Mon, Aug 18 2014 15:59 GMT
Time Travel: Dark Spots in Our Knowledge of Neptune
Voyager 2 and the Hubble Space Telescope have offered tantalizing glimpses of Neptune that show how much more there is to learn about the planet.

Raw Data: The Intelligent-Life Lottery

published Mon, Aug 18 2014 12:31 GMT
Raw Data: The Intelligent-Life Lottery
Some argue that with billions of stars in our galaxy, there must be other civilizations. But others say intelligence is so rare on Earth; why ... more

Television Review: ‘Man vs. the Universe,’ on the Science Channel

published Tue, Aug 12 2014 15:07 GMT
Television Review: ‘Man vs. the Universe,’ on the Science Channel
“Man vs. the Universe,” on the Science Channel, looks at current space research in three parts.

Observatory: A Galaxy That Doesn’t Look Far, Far Away

published Mon, Aug 11 2014 16:48 GMT
Observatory: A Galaxy That Doesn’t Look Far, Far Away
A telescope in Chile captures a clear, detailed image of Messier 33, a neighbor of the Milky Way.