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Apple, coffee and techno: Jonathan Ive's recipe for success

A biography of the iPhone and iMac's British designer sheds new light on technology's most-watched design team<p>It is cluttered with bikes, skateboards and designers' models, but the ideas factory that sits at the symbolic heart of Apple's vast Californian campus is also the workspace of perhaps the …

IBM's Jeopardy-Winning Supercomputer Will Power A 'Cognitive, Expert Personal Shopper' App Next Year

IBM Watson Solutions VP Stephen Gold told us that starting in 2014, consumers can look for the first three Watson-powered apps from IBM business partners.<p>We were most intrigued by the description of one of these apps in particular, Fluid Retail. Here's how Gold described it to us:<p>"Fluid, which …

Cognitive Computing

We cannot afford to keep research results locked away in ivory towers

The UK government is committed to greater transparency across the board. That is partly because, as David Cameron says, sunlight is the best …

Video: Science Settles the Charcoal vs. Gas Grilling Debate

Author: Daniela Hernandez. Daniela Hernandez Science<p>Date of Publication: 03.29.13.<p>Time of Publication: 12:56 pm. 12:56 pm<p>Winter is finally beginning …

BBQ

Sand From Fracking Could Pose Lung Disease Risk To Workers

When workplace safety expert Eric Esswein got a chance to see fracking in action not too long ago, what he noticed was all the dust.<p>It was coming off big machines used to haul around huge loads of sand. The sand is a critical part of the hydraulic fracturing method of oil and gas extraction. After …

Caffeine-Addicted Bacteria Die If You Give Them Decaf

Engineered E. coli could be used to clean caffeine-polluted waterways.<p>Caffeine. Like so many other wonderful compounds that provide a lift, buzz, high or other pleasant side effect, caffeine under certain circumstances is toxic. It's most certainly poisonous to humans in high amounts, but even …