Expensive technologies like proton beam therapy and hot chemo baths are among the reasons America's health care spending is rising at an unsustainable clip and making the federal deficit so hard to tame.But two of the nation's top health care economists are expressing doubts that accountable care or
It's one of the great frustrations of urban life: the seemingly unending search for a parking space.Motorists drive themselves crazy circling the block looking for a place to park while wasting gas and polluting the air.But the city of San Francisco has turned to technology for help — it is testing
I still remember the first cell phone at my house. An early Motorola, it came in a bag about the size of a Kleenex box that held the battery. A few years earlier, I had typed my first computer commands on the keyboard of an Apple IIe.
Some call it an international patent arms race: Tech companies like Apple, Samsung, Nokia and Google are launching lawsuits over competing patent claims related to smartphones and tablets.As NPR's Laura Sydell tells Morning Edition co-host Renee Montagne, companies are mounting takeovers ai
I find the news of Steve Jobs stepping down as Apple's CEO particularly sad. In some ways, I feel something like I felt when The Beatles broke up. Sure, I'd always have the band's music, but damn, what a special time. What special chemistry.
A giant and powerful digital camera is about to be shipped from a lab near Chicago to a telescope in Chile to study a mysterious part of the universe called dark energy.Dark energy makes up most of our universe, but scientists currently know almost nothing about it except that it seems to be making
China is stepping up Internet censorship, telling hotels and cafes they need to monitor public Wi-Fi usage or face fines and punishments.China is already one of the most heavily censored places in the world — along with places like Burma (Myanmar), Iran and many Middle Eastern countries.Now, new sof