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  • Another reason I won't buy a new car.
    09/13/2006 10:14PM
    According to the Washington Post:

    "The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is set to announce a preliminary regulation requiring electronic stability control technology on all new vehicles." .... "Stability control systems use electronic sensors linked to onboard computers to detect steering problems -- usually at high speeds or on slippery surfaces -- and activate a vehicle's brakes and automatically show the engine to help drivers maintain control."

    Or people could turn their cellphones off and maybe take driving a little more seriously.

    You can read the technology saving us from ourselves article at the washingtonpost.com.
  • Foreclosures spiked in August
    09/13/2006 11:39AM
    According to CNN:

    "NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- The number of homes entering into some stage of foreclosure is surging, according to a survey released Wednesday."

    Read the full article at cnn.com.
  • Earth-like planets may actually be common
    09/10/2006 6:56PM
    According to CCNews:

    "More than one-third of the giant planet systems recently detected outside our solar system may harbor Earth-like planets covered in deep global oceans that offer abundant potential for life, according to a new study by two scientists from Penn State and one from the University of Colorado associated with NASA's Astrobiology Institute."

    You can read the full at ccnmag.com
  • More on Compact Fluorescents
    08/29/2006 5:35PM
    According to slashdot:

    "if every one of 110 million American households bought just one [CFL], took it home, and screwed it in the place of an ordinary 60-watt bulb, the energy saved would be enough to power a city of 1.5 million people. One bulb swapped out, enough electricity saved to power all the homes in Delaware and Rhode Island. In terms of oil not burned, or greenhouse gases not exhausted into the atmosphere, one bulb is equivalent to taking 1.3 million cars off the roads."

    Read the full article at Slashdot.org.
  • USB drive security vulnerability
    08/29/2006 1:19PM
    Something to be concerned about if you ever plug your USB drives into a foreign computer:

    "A perverse hacker friend of mine has written a clever yet scaring Windows utility. Each time a USB key is inserted into his computer, the whole content of the key is silently dumped and stored on the machine. It doesn’t copy the existing files; it makes an image of the key."

    Read the full article at this blog.