Exploding Star Could Fire a Death-Star-Like Beam of Energy Directly at…

Now I don't want to alarm you, but there just happens to be a binary star about 8,000 light years from us that's on the brink of exploding. Not a big deal normally, but this one happens to have its pole pointed right at us, which means that if it explodes in a gamma-ray burst it could shoot a beam of destructive,… » 3/04/08 5:30pm 3/04/08 5:30pm

Nigerian Keyboard Company Suing OLPC for Patent Infringement

So this OLPC thing, it's not exactly everything it was supposed to be. It's being outsold by competitors and is falling far, far short of its initial goals. And now, to add insult and injury to what was previously only injury, a Nigerian company is suing the OLPC for patent infringement. That's a kick in the pants. An… » 11/28/07 1:15pm 11/28/07 1:15pm