How the Post Office Sniffs Out Anthrax Before It Hits Your Mailbox

The Amerithrax case of 2001, in which letters harboring Anthrax spores were delivered to media outlets and a pair of US Senators' offices, killed five people and sickened another 17. In the wake of these attacks, the US Postal Service (USPS) installed a system of electronic noses in mail processing facilities around… » 4/18/13 11:37am 4/18/13 11:37am

Does Google's Patent for Shipping Notifications Mean They Have UPS,…

Patents related to shipping logistics normally aren't the concern of the public. But when Google receives a patent for electronic shipping notifications, one has to wonder what that means for online merchants, like Amazon, and major shipping companies, like UPS. » 8/11/11 12:18pm 8/11/11 12:18pm