U.S. Department of Defense wants more control over the internet

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The U.S. government says it must govern Internet technology more closely to protect against cyberattacks.

The research that led to the internet may have been funded by the U.S. Department of Defense, but freewheeling innovation created the patchwork of privately owned technology that makes up the Internet today. Now the U.S. government is trying to wrest back some control, as it adjusts to an era when cyberattacks on U.S. corporations and government agencies are common.

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Audi’s Driverless Car Set to Climb Pikes Peak

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Stanford graduate student  sits in the driver’s seat to show off the computer system inside Shelley.

It can traverse rough terrain, accelerate quickly and negotiate sharp turns like other high-performance sports cars, but there’s one thing that sets this Audi coupe apart: It doesn’t need a driver.  The car, named Shelley, is the latest creation by Stanford University researchers who are developing technology that could help make driving safer and one day allow ordinary vehicles to drive on their own.

 

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Mexico on the Brink of Chaos

Mexico’s On The Brink Of Chaos

 A frightening number of drug-related deaths in Mexico

Raymond Alvarez: The quickly rising numbers graphically displayed on a Los Angeles Times web page are telling. Mexico’s drug war story is darkened by numbers, staggering numbers. There were 7,337 drug-related deaths in 2008, the Times reports. The death toll from terrorist attacks in Mumbai last year approaches the average weekly body count in Juarez, which is just across the Rio Grande from El Paso, Texas.

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Universal Display’s Flexible AMOLED Display Communication Device

Universal Display’s Flexible AMOLED Display 

The meadows of thin and flexible displays get a much need boost with every demonstration of a flexible OLED display. And what better a place than the CES 2009, to make that difference. Capitalizing on the opportunity, Universal Display has announced to exhibit a new kind of a wrist-worn flexible OLED communication device at Digital Experience 2009, an event which forms the part of the Consumer Electronics Show.

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