Category Archives: Technology

Discovery Prepares for Final Flight

The space shuttle Discovery has orbited the earth more than 5000 times.  It has spent over a year in space, and has been launched and returned to earth 38 times.  It carried the Hubble Space Telescope into orbit and was the first space vehicle piloted by a woman, Colonel Eileen Collins.  It’s illustrious history in [...]

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Happy Belated Birthday, Thomas Edison

Yesterday, February 11th, Google’s homepage featured a Google Doodle commemorating the birth of one of America’s greatest inventors, Thomas Alva Edison. It got us thinking about his legacy, and about many of the things we use today (and take for granted) that are thanks to his curiosity and inventive spirit. Besides holding 1,093 patents, The [...]

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I’ll Take “Ratings Bonanza” for $1000, Alex

Read Later Does Brad look nervous? On Monday, February 14, IBM’s newest supercomputer, Watson, will challenge (and undoubtedly destroy) Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter, Jeopardy’s biggest money winners and power players in the world of general knowledge trivia. Ken and Brad definitely know their stuff, but Watson, with it’s (his?) 15 terabytes of RAM (that’s [...]

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Cashless Society Gets Closer

Now just about anyone can accept credit cards through a cell phone. Do you have a cell phone and a bank account?  San Francisco-based SquareUp is banking on it, and now allows just about anyone (US residents only) to accept credit cards.  It’s quick and easy, and could be quite a boon for small businesses [...]

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Technology in 2011 – Google’s Art Project

It’s only February and already Google’s Art Project is looking like the hands-down winner of our Culture & Technology Award for 2011. You’ve probably heard the buzz.  On Tuesday, Google announced its latest jaw-dropping tech endeavor, a way for anyone with an Internet connection to explore the finest museums and artworks from around the world, [...]

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