Experimental physicist Carl Haber is among 24 people receiving $625,000 awards for their work. He heard on NPR that historic recordings were in danger of being lost. Using techniques that allow scientists to track atomic particles, he developed a way to preserve those sounds.
Computer technology offers us abilities we could once only dream about. But many companies have yet to recognize the commercial opportunity in making products for the disabled. Some argue that ignoring accessibility issues completely is a multi-billion dollar mistake.
The $4.7 billion deal comes just days after BlackBerry announced a nearly $1 billion quarterly loss, and that it was shedding about 40 percent of its workforce. David Greene talks to Bloomberg Technology Columnist Rich Jaroslovsky about the deal to sell BlackBerry.
Even as it continues to grapple with concerns about its data-gathering operations, the National Security Agency is poised to open a massive facility where cellphone, text message, email and landline data can be stored and analyzed.
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