A U.S. science advisory report says that Japan's Fukushima nuclear accident offers a key lesson to the nation's nuclear industry: We should focus more on the highly unlikely but worst case scenarios. When it comes to preventing the spread of germs, maybe the president is on to something with his fondness for fist bumps. The knocking of knuckles spreads only a fraction of the bacteria. Scientists searching for water on three distant exoplanets have come up dry. Researchers looking at three "hot Jupiters" have discovered that they have far less water vapor than previously thought. The discovery of a small downy dinosaur in Siberia suggests feather-like structures on dinosaurs may have been more widespread throughout the dinosaur world than we thought. Stanford researchers have found a way to use lithium in a battery's anode, a breakthrough that could triple capacity and has been described as the "holy grail of battery science."
Wall Street Journal Hacked Again Hacked again. That’s the story at the Wall Street Journal this week as the newspaper reports that the computer systems housing some of its news graphics were breached. Customers not affected -- yet.
Dropbox for Business Beefs Up Security Dropbox is upping its game for business users. The cloud-based storage and sharing company has rolled out new security, search and other features to boost its appeal for businesses.
Enterprise Hardware Spotlight
Watson Gets His First Customer Service Gig Since appearing on Jeopardy, IBM's Watson supercomputer has been making a living using his super-intelligent knowledge base for business verticals. Now, Watson's been hired for his first customer service job.
Tablet Giants Apple and Samsung Feel the Heat When a company saturates its home market with a once-hot product, expect it to pump up efforts elsewhere. Apple, for its part, is now pushing iPads to big corporations and the enterprise market.
Microsoft Makes Design Central to Its Future Over the last four years, Microsoft has doubled the number of designers it employs, putting a priority on fashioning devices that work around people's lives -- and that are attractive and cool.
Mobile Technology Spotlight
T-Mobile Calls 'BS' on AT&T's New Promotion While Verizon Wireless is moving to throttle bandwidth hogs, a scrappy T-Mobile is taking on the giants with a limited-time promotion it hopes will drive up the churn rates of its wireless rivals.