Right now Michigan is a world-leader in advanced batteries, but other nations are hot on their heels. In order to keep that position and kick into high-gear, Michigan needs to streamline their approach to battery research, development and production.
That is why Michigan Senator, Debbie Stabenow wrote the Battery Innovation Act. This bill will boost research [...]
Hacker groups Anonymous and LulzSec, which had 16 of their alleged members arrested this week in the U.S. by the FBI, don’t usually respond to statements written or made about them. But when the FBI’s deputy assistant director gave an interview to NPR saying those arrests send “a message that chaos on [...]
AOL Autos, (LINK)
How Police Use Airplanes To Catch You Without Radar
Imagine this: It’s a gorgeous spring day in Miami and you’re thoroughly tempted to lower the top of your rental car and push the power pedal a little too hard in a bid to break free from the traffic crush on the [...]
ZEIT ONLINE, (LINK)
Mobile phones are tracking devices that reveal much about our lives. One look at our interactive map of data provided by the Green party politician Malte Spitz shows why.
Most people’s understanding of what can actually be done with the data provided by our mobile phones is theoretical; there were few real-world [...]
Huffington Post, 6/04/11 (LINK)
How do you say Twitter and Facebook in French? You don’t say them at all.
France has banned the names of both social networking sites from being spoken on radio or television, unless they are part of a news story.
The reason for the ban goes back to a 1992 [...]
Believe it or not, but the United States Government has created a “National Alert System” that with the new microchip in your cell phone, will disrupt your phone with messages from the President at any time including, personal presidential messages, amber alerts and terrorist attack alerts.
Can Someone say Police State?
Verizon and [...]
Asia Times Online, May 25, 2011 (LINK)
On Thursday, May 19, prominent Danish film director Lars von Trier publicly expressed sympathy for Adolph Hitler. The board of directors of Cannes, the world’s pre-eminent film festival, promptly announced that Von Trier was no longer welcome at the festival.
This was a brave decision, especially considering that [...]
DVICE, May 24, 2011 (LINK)
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is expected to issue new regulations next month, that will require a black box style data recorder be fitted in all new cars.
Similar in concept to the familiar black boxes used in commercial aircraft for decades, the boxes are expected [...]
(CNSNews.com) May 20, 2011 (LINK)
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Web site network includes “Climate Kids: NASA’s Eyes on the Earth,” which use cartoons, games, and other activities to teach children about man-made global warming and climate change.
According to NASA’s budget request for fiscal year 2012, totaling $18.7 billion, the agency would dedicate [...]