An Apple's Patent

This apple has bites rather than bytes but like its namesake it was patented and took years to develop. When its U.S. patent expired in 2008, it had generated close to $6 million for the University of…

Sounds Like Bell Labs

Google has a “secret” lab. Called Google X by the NY Times, it sounds like the old Bell Labs. Before 1984, when AT&T was a monopoly, their research subsidiary Bell Labs employed a batt…

Banana Worries

The banana could be in trouble. According to a New Yorker article and video, a devastating banana fungus has struck banana plantations in Asia, Australia and the Pacific. We should note, though, that …

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