A half-century ago, after Russia jolted Americans by sending Sputnik
into orbit, the Defense Department launched a little-noticed program
designed to help the United States leap-frog the frontiers of
technology by doling out millions of dollars for research on radically
A survey of about 200 Stanford University undergraduates revealed that
almost a third worry about becoming addicted to their iPhones, think
they may be using them too much and dread becoming "one of those iPhone
For airline passengers, the attempted Christmas Day attack and a directive by
President Obama to pursue advanced screening technology will certainly mean added security procedures at airports. So for high-tech companies, the increased focus on airport security means new opportunities to land hefty government contracts.
Even as Apple's iPad will likely energize electronic reading, the new device is undermining a painstakingly constructed effort by the publishing industry to make it possible to move e-books between different electronic readers.