Technology | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

Technology

RSS Feed
NPR

Kepler Telescope Spots Tiniest Exoplanets Yet

At a meeting of the American Astronomical Society, scientists talked about mapping dark matter, measuring the 'graininess' of spacetime, and discovering the smallest exoplanets ever, using the Kepler space telescope. Ron Cowen, who reported on the meeting for Nature, discusses those findings.
NPR

IBM Says It Stored A Bit Of Data On Just 12 Atoms

It's the world's smallest magnetic storage device, and one day could lead to huge increases in how much information can be put into things we use.
NPR

Talking Science With Arianna Huffington

The new year marks the creation of a science section at The Huffington Post. The Internet newspaper's editor-in-chief, Arianna Huffington discusses the story selection and vetting process. And why the launch coincides with what she calls the explosion of medieval thinking.
NPR

A Doctor Tells All in 'Confessions Of A Surgeon'

In a new book, surgeon Paul Ruggieri reveals the "good, the bad, and the complicated" about being a surgeon, and operating on patients. From cutting into a man who just killed his wife, to the headaches of running a small business, Ruggieri candidly discusses his career.
NPR

VIDEO: Eggs Fly As Apple Cancels Store Sales Of iPhone 4S In Beijing

Everybody knows things can get a little crazy at Apple stores in the U.S. when the company unveils a new product. But things got extra crazy in Beijing today.
NPR

Electronics Show Helps Good Products Catch On

Each year, thousands of companies converge on the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas hoping to generate buzz for their gadgets. Companies that succeed need luck, good PR and a product that seems cool or useful. HzO, a small company that makes waterproof coatings for phones and tablets, has broken through in a big way.
NPR

The Transformation Of American Factory Jobs, In One Company

A few decades ago, many workers at Standard Motor were illiterate. Today, they need to learn a computer language to operate the machinery.
NPR

CES: Tech Launching Pad, Home To 8 Million Types Of iPod Cases

More than 3,100 companies flocked to the Consumer Electronics Show to hawk their wares this year, and the show's host estimates that 20,000 products are launched there. Many of the small companies founded for the show won't be back next year, but their hustle is infectious and some become huge.

Pages