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April Issue 4 2012

Private company’s 1st space station visit on track Private company’s 1st space station visit on track

A private U.S. company is on track to become the first commercial visitor to the International Space Station.

April Issue 3 2012

House moves ahead with cybersecurity bill

House Republicans are pushing ahead with legislation to protect the nation's critical infrastructure and corporations from electronic attacks despite Obama administration objections that the legislation fails to protect Americans' civil liberties.

April Issue 3 2012

New wireless subscribers down sharply at AT&T

When Verizon Wireless started selling the iPhone, AT&T sounded a defiant note, saying that its customers would remain loyal. A year later, it's clear that the Verizon iPhone has crimped AT&T's stride.

Company aims to strike it rich by mining asteroids April Issue 3 2012

Company aims to strike it rich by mining asteroids

A group of high-tech tycoons wants to mine nearby asteroids, hoping to turn science fiction into real profits.

Space shuttle Discovery ready for voyage to museum April Issue 3 2012

Space shuttle Discovery ready for voyage to museum

Space shuttle Discovery has one last mission to complete.

New student housing  plans to  cut fossil  fuels April Issue 3 2012

New student housing plans to cut fossil fuels

Jack Hebert has been building houses a long time, but with a twist. The president and CEO of the Cold Climate Housing Research Center has a plan to build new student housings units that will become a standard in construction techniques.

Wal-Mart previews 'Disc to Digital' movie service April Issue 2 2012

Wal-Mart previews 'Disc to Digital' movie service

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. previewed its "Disc to Digital" service for converting DVDs into an online library on Wednesday. Based on my experience, I'd give it a six out of 10.

April Issue 2 2012

US sues Apple, publishers over electronic books

The U.S. government filed an antitrust lawsuit against Apple Inc. and book publishers Wednesday, saying the publishers conspired with Apple to raise retail electronic-book prices to limit competition.

5 more minutes? New clock answers resounding 'no' April Issue 2 2012

5 more minutes? New clock answers resounding 'no'

There is no snooze button. If you unplug it, a battery takes over. As wake-up time approaches, you cannot reset the alarm time. It could be the world's most exasperating alarm clock.

Apple market value hits $600B April Issue 2 2012

Apple market value hits $600B

Apple, already the world's most valuable company, hit the $600 billion level for the first time Tuesday. Only one other company has been worth $600 billion — Apple's old sparring partner Microsoft Corp. It reached that valuation for 13 trading days around the turn of the millennium, at the peak of the technology stock mania.