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Tech award winners focus on putting gadgetry to good use worldwide

The Tech Museum of Innovation today named 25 laureates as winners of its 2008 Tech Award for using technology to "benefit humanity and spark global change." The awards are broken down into five categories (education, equality, environment, economic development and health); Tech Awards executive director Lee Wilkerson says that in November one winner in each category will receive a $50,000 cash prize during an awards ceremony in San Jose, Calif...

September 9, 2008 — Larry Greenemeier

Tom Friedman's New Book--Hot, Flat, and Crowded

Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist Tom Friedman discusses his new book, Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution--And How It Can Renew America . Plus, we'll test your knowledge about some recent science in the news...

September 9, 2008 — Steve Mirsky

Hurricane Ike: Florida gets the all-clear

It looks like Florida has escaped Ike's wrath. The hurricane watch in the Keys is over, according to the National Weather Service.

The former Category 4 hurricane has weakened to a Category 1 tempest and is now "hugging" Cuba, the agency says, just hours after it declared the storm was "battering" the island...

September 8, 2008 — Jordan Lite
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