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July 29, 2014
Fukushima: Think the Unthinkable
Fukushima: Think the Unthinkable

A U.S. science advisory report says that Japan's Fukushima nuclear accident offers a key lesson to the nation's nuclear industry: We should focus more on the highly unlikely but worst case scenarios.

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Study: Fist Bumps Less Germy than Handshakes Fist Bumps Cleaner than Handshakes

Spreads far fewer germs and bacteria.

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Hot Jupiters Hold Surprisingly Little Water, Study Finds Study: Hot Jupiters Come Up Dry

Far less water vapor than we thought.

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Feathered Dinosaurs More Common than Thought Feathered Dinosaurs Not a Rarity

Fearsome beasts sported downy coats.

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Stanford Researchers Report Battery Breakthrough Researchers Tout Battery Breakthrough

Lithium anode could triple capacity.

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Computing
Microsoft, IBM Cloud Catching AWS
Salesforce App Personalizes the Sale
Watson's First Consumer-Facing Gig
Digital Life
T-Mobile Calls 'BS' on AT&T Promo
Win Phone 8.1 Update Already on Way
Samsung Postpones Tizen Phone
Discovery
Study: Tyrannosaurs Ran in Gangs
Feathered Dinosaurs Not a Rarity
Wyoming Cave To Be Excavated
Space
Study: Hot Jupiters Come Up Dry
Audit: NASA Can't Afford Big Rockets
Moonstruck! 45-Years Since Landing
Innovation
Researchers Tout Battery Breakthrough
Watson's First Consumer-Facing Gig
Internet of Things Comes to DIYers
Health
Fist Bumps Cleaner than Handshakes
We're All in the Clean-Plate Club
FDA OKs New Opioid Pain Reliever
Science News
Fukushima: Think the Unthinkable
Scientists Ponder Dogs and Jealousy
HIV Creates Viral Reservoirs Soon
Environment
Beer-Loving Bugs Swarm in Midwest
Bats Navigate Using Polarized Light
Study: Beef Pollutes More than Pork
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Watson's First Consumer-Facing Gig
 
FDA OKs New Opioid Pain Reliever
 
Scientists Ponder Dogs and Jealousy
 
We're All in the Clean-Plate Club
 
Study: Tyrannosaurs Ran in Gangs
 
Wyoming Cave To Be Excavated
 
Scientists Crush Diamond with Laser
To simulate pressure at Saturn's center.
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Backlash Stirs Against H-1B Visas
Debate over foreign workers continues.
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Apple Digital Book Settlement Set
But company still appealing decision.
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Amazon Intros Zocalo Storage Service
Online storage and sharing for business.
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Network Security Spotlight
Researchers Working To Fix Tor Security Exploit
Developers for the Tor privacy browser are scrambling to fix a bug revealed Monday that researchers say could allow hackers, or government surveillance agencies, to track users online.
 
Wall Street Journal Hacked Again
Hacked again. That’s the story at the Wall Street Journal this week as the newspaper reports that the computer systems housing some of its news graphics were breached. Customers not affected -- yet.
 
Dropbox for Business Beefs Up Security
Dropbox is upping its game for business users. The cloud-based storage and sharing company has rolled out new security, search and other features to boost its appeal for businesses.
 

Enterprise Hardware Spotlight
Watson Gets His First Customer Service Gig
Since appearing on Jeopardy, IBM's Watson supercomputer has been making a living using his super-intelligent knowledge base for business verticals. Now, Watson's been hired for his first customer service job.
 
Tablet Giants Apple and Samsung Feel the Heat
When a company saturates its home market with a once-hot product, expect it to pump up efforts elsewhere. Apple, for its part, is now pushing iPads to big corporations and the enterprise market.
 
Microsoft Makes Design Central to Its Future
Over the last four years, Microsoft has doubled the number of designers it employs, putting a priority on fashioning devices that work around people's lives -- and that are attractive and cool.
 

Mobile Technology Spotlight
T-Mobile Calls 'BS' on AT&T's New Promotion
While Verizon Wireless is moving to throttle bandwidth hogs, a scrappy T-Mobile is taking on the giants with a limited-time promotion it hopes will drive up the churn rates of its wireless rivals.
 
Microsoft Update to Windows Phone 8.1 Already Coming
An update to Windows Phone 8.1 is on the way just weeks after the release of the product itself. Microsoft has begun detailing some of the update features to phone manufacturers.
 
Stanford Researchers Report Battery Breakthrough
Stanford researchers have found a way to use lithium in a battery's anode, a breakthrough that could triple capacity and has been described as the "holy grail of battery science."
 

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