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Energy from the wind is the best for Earth

Energy from the wind is the best for Earth

According to a Stanford University researcher, 'wind, water and sun beat biofuels, nuclear and coal for clean energy.' The scientist 'has conducted the first quantitative, scientific evaluation of the proposed, major, energy-related solutions by assessing not only their potential for delivering energy for electricity and vehicles, but also their impacts on global warming, human health, energy security, water supply, space requirements, wildlife, water pollution, reliability and sustainability.' Wow! The researcher found that some sources of energy were 25 to 1,000 times more polluting than the best available options. Some of his conclusions make sense, some are controversial, but read more...

December 11, 2008 by

British support 70-year copyright terms

British support 70-year copyright terms

The British Government has yielded to European pressure to extend copyright for recorded music, MusicWeek reports. Culture secretary Andy Burnham made a surprise announcement in favor of a 70-year copyright term at a music conference.

December 11, 2008 by

Top-visited sites on Cyber Monday: Shopzilla, Yahoo! Shopping, Froogle

Top-visited sites on Cyber Monday: Shopzilla, Yahoo! Shopping, Froogle

November 2008December 1stGrowthRetail Category42,92757,12933%Shopzilla.com Sites9851,95398%Yahoo! Shopping1,0241,85681%Google Product Search6971,11059%MSN Shopping6721,10865%Nextag.com Sites3671,010176%CyberMonday.com131,0047578%SHOPLOCAL.COM58587850%ValueClick Sites53167527%PRONTO.COM288638121%Yahoo! Stores254571125%Source: comScore

December 11, 2008 by

Policing Holiday Light Violations

Policing Holiday Light Violations

Having been brought up Jewish, my wife and and I never had the opportunity to actually decorate our homes with holiday lights. That being said, we appreciate a nice display, and have come to think of ourselves as connoisseurs and critics of the very best (and worst) in holiday light entertainment.

December 11, 2008 by

iPhone cut-and-paste coming, not from Apple

iPhone cut-and-paste coming, not from Apple

If it seems very basic, that's because it is. Yet, iPhone users are so eager to have a cut/copy-and-paste tool that they're willing to pin their hopes on a YouTube video and Twitter feed.

December 11, 2008 by

White House hates Martin's free Net plan

White House hates Martin's free Net plan

Bad week for FCC chairman Kevin Martin. First he has to suffer through a 110-page litany of his management failures and now, the Wall Street Journal reports, the White House is hard-set against his plan for free Internet.

December 11, 2008 by

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