Twice a year, Google releases aggregate data on requests it receives from governments across the world. It's part of a project they call "Transparency Report."
In its latest release, Google says the number of content removal requests it received from the United States increased by 70 percent from the previous six months. And the number of user data requests jumped by by 29 compared to the previous reporting period.
Last-minute income tax filer Jen Makowski works on her taxes at the main post office, April 15, 2004, in Chicago. Proponents of the flat tax argue it would make it easier for Americans to file their taxes.
A pair of tweezers holds a graphene transistor fabricated on a silicon wafer. An I-Corps team from the University of Pennsylvania is working on scaling up their cheaper method of making high-quality graphene, an extremely strong, conductive material one atom thick that was the subject of a Nobel Prize last year.
An I-Corps team from the University of Washington is working on bringing their pyrolysis blanket to the market. Forest debris are set on fire then covered by the blanket to reduce oxygen, turning ordinary open-air combustion into a process called pyrolysis. The resulting material, known as biochar, can help soil retain moisture and nutrients.
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Ellis Meng and Tuan Hoang, researchers from the University of Southern California, brainstorm as part of their Innovation Corps course. Their project is an implantable device for drug delivery, connected by a wireless network to let physicians remotely track the patients' progress.
Originally published on Mon October 31, 2011 12:00 pm
The slow pace of job creation has revived interest in getting promising new technologies out of university labs and into the marketplace. At Stanford University, a group of academic researchers from all over the country gathered to take a crash course in how to turn their projects into startup companies.
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From the shaky, grainy video, we have an idea of what the last moments were like for Col. Moammar Gadhafi. But over the past few days, his top security official, who was captured along with Gadhafi, has been talking about the final weeks of one of the most notorious despots in modern history.
As Mansour Dao, who says he is also Gadhafi's cousin, puts it, Gadhafi left Tripoli on Aug. 18 or 19, before the rebels made a push for the capital city. He left to Sirte, what was a stronghold, and his son Saif al-Islam left for Bani Wald.