At RSNA this week in Chicago, Siemens is unveiling its next generation dual source CT system, the SOMATOM Force. Compared to earlier systems, the SOMATOM Force allows for much faster scanning and scanning at a much lower radiation dose. Show More Summary
Gawker has uncovered something fairly obvious: The majority of newspaper columnists are old dudes. The site crunched the data for columnists at The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal. It also included columnists at The Creators Syndicate, Universal Press, King Features, and Tribune Media. Show More Summary
The District of Columbia can move forward with a $117 million lawsuit against Bank of America N.A. in connection with an embezzlement scheme carried out by a former city employee, the D.C. Court of Appeals ruled last week. Harriette Walters,...
WASHINGTON — Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos, who recently bought the failing newspaper the Washington Post, announced on the CBS television program “60 Minutes” that Amazon could be delivering packages with delivery drones. Reuters reported that these drones could carry packages that weigh up to five pounds, which amounts to 86% of Amazon’s packages. Bezos said […]
The comments by Charter CEO Tom Rutledge and Liberty Media CEO Greg Maffei may account for the 2% dip today in Time Warner Cable’s stock price. Investors are betting that Charter will make a rich offer for the No. 2 cable company.Show More Summary
Even Darth Vader is now snapping selfies. The official Star Wars site tweeted last night that it has joined the Instagram bandwagon. Saying “It is useless to resist,” the tweet urged fans to follow the account (72,000+ already are).Show More Summary
General Motors’ manufacturing facility in Rochester, NY, is now landfill-free, bringing GM’s landfill-free facility count to 109, which it says is more than any automaker. The company has committed to achieving 125 landfill-free facilities by 2020. Show More Summary
It would take an 80-minute bus ride with 72 stops to make a round trip from downtown Portland to new Department of Health and Human Services offices proposed in South Portland, say lawmakers and Portland officials who will join advocates for the poor...
As I wrote in my recent white paper, The Guide to the Future of Medicine, there will be more and more cyborgs out there. Now here is Neil Harbisson who is the first person to have a passport photo that shows his cyborg nature. In his UK passport, he’s wearing a head-mounted device called an eyeborg. […]
The Colorado Springs Gazette reports that the Air Force Office of Special investigations (OSI comparable to the Army’s CID and Navy’s NCIS) has been running confidential informants among the student body at the Air Force Academy; Eric Thomas, 24, was a confidential informant for the Office of Special Investigations, or OSI — a law enforcement […]
Tuesday is “PISA Day,” that is, the day that the 2012 results of reading, math and science tests will be released from the Program for International Student Assessment, or PISA, which tests 15 year olds every three years in more than 65 countries and education systems. The United States can be expected to do pretty […]
President Obama and Education Secretary Arne Duncan have talked the talked about the importance of teachers, but when it comes to providing kids with equitable access to great teachers, they haven’t exactly walked the walk. Here is a post on the issue by Tara Kini, senior staff attorney at Public Advocates, a nonprofit law firm […]
Producers in the Ukraine in coming years could substantially reduce the cost of pork production and increase the profitability of pig business through the introduction of modern European technologies, according to the director of the Ukraine Center of efficiency in animal husbandry, Nikolai Babenko.
The updated version of the German kids classic will premiere across Asia on Disney Junior January 1. Disney Junior Asia has picked up multi-territory rights to Maya The Bee, a new 3-D CGI kids series from German group Studio 100 Media. Show More Summary
The Iron Bowl, the state of Alabama’s annual football slug fest between Auburn University and the University of Alabama, is known for inciting some heated disputes, but a football-watching party turned deadly Saturday when one Alabama fan allegedly shot another during an argument. Show More Summary
The US Navy has deployed sophisticated surveillance aircraft to Japan, officials said Monday, amid rising tension over China’s territorial claims in the region. Two P-8A Poseidon patrol jets departed Jacksonville, Florida on Friday and arrived later at Kadena air base […]
Eurofighter partner company Alenia Aermacchi has confirmed that the first in a major series of flight tests to integrate the MBDA Storm Shadow missile onto Eurofighter Typhoon has now taken place. Initial flight trials to demonstrate that the missile can […]
Buried in the statements made by Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce about the much foreshadowed code-share with China Southern announced today is a claimed relationship with Cathay Pacific. Seriously? That’s like the relationship between a prisoner (Qantas) and a jailer (Cathay Pacific). Both airlines may have Oneworld in common but Cathay Pacific despises Qantas, has [...]
Specs Who Amber Tamblyn Age 30 Accomplishments Stars on CBS’ Two and a Half Men as Jenny (Thursdays 9:30 p.m.); poet and co-founder of the Write Now Poetry Society Base Los Angeles and New York What’s the first information you consume in the morning? Probably last night’s dreams. Show More Summary
Contract extension is for two years.