The meaning of a Microsoft, Yahoo merger Microsoft and Yahoo are in preliminary stages of a possible merger that would be enormous by standards of the tech industry. The two companies combined may challenge dominant Google, but they are like all Internet-driven companies as they try to devine the next great uses of the Web.Midmorning, February 14, 2008
New techniques can make physical therapy a game New technology is helping people who are paralyzed a chance to use of their arms and legs again. Studies show the device called Bioness, works with stroke patients. A Sioux Falls rehabilitation center is testing how it works with patients suffering from a spinal cord injury.January 28, 2008
Performances take new leaps with digital technology This weekend fans of the Irish supergroup U2 can enjoy a new view of their favorite band. "U23D" is a three dimensional film that plunges a viewer into a huge stadium concert. It's just one new way that digital technology is being used to present performances.January 25, 2008
Olga Viso looks to develop the Walker's strengths There's been a changing of the guard at many of Minnesota's arts institutions. At the Walker Art Center, 41-year-old Olga Viso is assuming control at a pivotal time in the life of the museum.January 24, 2008
McCollum calls for investigation into government sales of tapes Rep. Betty McCollum has asked a government agency to reopen an investigation into privacy and national security risks when the federal government sells used magnetic data tapes, saying a Minnesota company, Imation, has demonstrated that sensitive material can be pulled off the tapes.January 23, 2008
Power line technology allows for bigger loads More efficient power lines are helping some utilities meet increased electric demand.
The new lines use a composite material that allows them to carry two or three times more electricity than a traditional power line.January 18, 2008
Orchestral fans take a swing at conducting a virtual orchestra While such video games as Guitar Hero and Rock Band offer the chance for players to act out rock star fantasies, an installation at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis gives classical music fans the opportunity to try out their dreams of conducting a symphony orchestra.December 18, 2007
Digital divide still an issue in Minnesota A new report by the University of Minnesota's Institute on Race and Poverty shows that while the digital divide remains a problem in Minnesota, community technology centers can help bridge the gap.December 17, 2007
Alltel settles with Minnesota and DOJ Alltel Corporation will pay $1.33 million to the government to settle allegations that it violated conditions of its Midwest Wireless acquisition.December 3, 2007
What should you do with an old computer? If the 1.5 million pounds of obsolete electronics that piled up at an e-recycling drive in Bloomington Friday is any indication, Minnesotans have a lot more hi-tech junk hanging around than they can handle.Midday, November 19, 2007
Boston Scientific will cut 2,300 jobs Medical device maker Boston Scientific plans to cut 2,300 jobs, about 13 percent of its global workforce. It currently employs about 7,000 people in Minnesota. Analysts say sagging sales of the stents and defibrillators the company makes are forcing the cutbacks.October 17, 2007
Implications of the Nobel Prize The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences next week will award gifted and prominent scientists a Nobel Prize.
What do these awards mean 106 years after their creation? And what do they say about the direction of science and society?October 5, 2007