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Environment Innovation Science & Physics Technology

Will earthquake-hit Japan herald a “greener” energy future?

With each passing day, the earthquake and tsunami stricken nuclear reactors skirting the wrecked east coast of Japan bring into sharp focus the questions concerning the reliability of nuclear power. Could the events in Japan hasten development of “greener”, sustainable energy technologies?

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Science & Physics Society & Culture Technology

Just imagine an amazing future

When we imagine far off worlds, or make predictions of a future beyond the horizon of present day science and technology, and then make good of those imaginings, we create a self sustaining loop. By dreaming in the here-and-now of an as-yet unseen future, we change the present…

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Apple Business Design Google Microsoft Software & Hardware Technology

Experience is everything — just ask Apple

Apple’s iPad is amazingly successful. The reasons for the success are there for all to see. But why can no one ape Apple’s success? Because what they’ve achieved is almost impossible to replicate, and I know why…

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Science & Physics

The evolution of genius

We humans are limited only by our imaginations. Or are we? Lord Rees reckons limitations of human brain mean we may never understand the secrets of universe — human evolution may make fools of all of us…

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Apple Innovation Microsoft Rants & Raves Software & Hardware Technology

Ballmer tries to blow Jobs at the WSJ D8 conference but just sucks instead

Look around you — people with gadgets. Many of them sporting an Apple logo. If you owned a Microsoft gadget, would you even know, or even care? And therein lines the digital divide between Apple and Microsoft — the former is all about people and latter is all about numbers…