Physicist Richard Hill and colleagues at the University of Nottingham have a powerful magnet that they have used to levitate fruits, beer and most recently, fruit flies. It's a low-cost way to study the effects of zero gravity on biological systems, Hill says.
The impending bankruptcy of Kodak and the closure of camera and record stores that had been around for decades offer further proof that more and more goods and services have moved online. Somehow, that doesn't mean we have less stuff.
The voluntary move allows GM to avoid the bad publicity and federal monitoring that come with a formal recall, after the vehicles' batteries have caught fire following crash tests. GM has a huge incentive to protect the image of the Volt, which burnishes its image as a more innovative brand.
A Canadian rock band named The Tea Party has owned the domain name TeaParty.com since the early 1990s. Now, with seemingly no shortage of would-be buyers, the band has decided to sell to the highest bidder. Between its traffic numbers and its search value, it could be worth more than a million dollars.
Scott Thompson, 54, has a tough job waiting for him at Yahoo. The company has been struggling to find its way as Google, Apple and Facebook surge ahead. Yahoo fired Carol Bartz as its CEO in September after losing patience with her attempts to turn around the company.
That shiny new smartphone you got for Christmas boasts cool features and games, but buried deep in the software are tools that collect personal information. What exactly is being collected, and how should you take caution? Host Michel Martin speaks with John Verdi, senior counsel for the Electronic Privacy Information Center.
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