From science fiction to physical reality A renowned theoretical physicist ponders the possibility of force fields, time travel, and other themes of science fiction. He says many of these do not violate the laws of physics, and could become reality in the next century.
Originally broadcast April 16th, 2011.Midmorning, November 25, 2011
Duqu: A New Breed Of Spyware Is Spreading It's called Duqu. Don't worry just yet, it's not likely to have infected your computer. Unless, that is, your computer is located at Iran's Civil Defense Department. That's where Duqu has very recently been detected. It's not exactly known who created Duqu, but experts agree that it's so sophisticated it could only have come from a large well-funded organization. This isn't some kid dinking around in the basement, this is high-level.November 15, 2011
Nokia to unveil new line of smartphones The global leader in cell phone sales stumbled badly with its own smartphone operating system. It's hoping Microsoft can help it make a comeback.October 26, 2011
Is social media good for journalism? Midday presents a special panel from the Aspen Ideas Festival looking at the impact of social media on journalism. Panelists include Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington, Wired Magazine's Thomas Goetz, former NPR CEO Vivian Schiller, Mashable founder Pete Cashmore, Washington Post editor Jay Chandrasekaran, and Orville Schell, the former dean of the University of California Berkeley's journalism school.Midday, August 17, 2011
The future of e-books J.K. Rowling announced this month the launch of a new Harry Potter site, Pottermore.com. The site will be the exclusive distributor of Potter eBooks and will provide what Rowling calls a "unique online reading experience." Today, we talk about what to expect from Pottermore and the future of e-books.Midmorning, July 20, 2011