I admit it, even I was skeptical. When I received the first demonstration of the Silverlight plugin and the NBCOlympics.com web site back in March of this year at the 2008 Microsoft Technology Summit, where a group of Open Source experts gathered from around the world were asked for feedback on various aspects of Microsoft’s emerging technologies, I truly believed that when they finally rolled that website out, that NBC was going to be overwhelmed with traffic and the site would come to a screeching halt, resulting in a catastrophic embarrassment for Microsoft and NBC.
Trying to reap the health benefits of exercise? Forget treadmills and spin classes, researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies may have found a way around the sweat and pain. They identified two signaling pathways that are activated in response to exercise and converge to dramatically increase endurance.
A Critical Mass bicyclist is attacked by police in Time’s Square on July 25th 2008
Officer Maurice Harrington repeatedly hits Michael Cephus, 46, on his legs with a collapsible metal baton as he struggles with officers trying to cuff him.
This man apparently gave up on life, well life didnt give up on him. He lived and is now in a wheelchair.
This guy learns the hard way.
Russian jets have carried out strikes on military targets in the central Georgian town of Gori, close to the breakaway region of South Ossetia.
Scientists are set to explore the world's deepest undersea volcanoes, which lie 6km down in the Caribbean.
Delving into unchartered waters to hunt for volcanic vents will be Autosub6000, Britain's new autonomously controlled, robot submarine
Bernie Mac passed away this morning from pneumonia
Hardware used to spot gamma ray bursts could soon be helping direct troops on a battlefield
Using tiny wires and fishnet structures, researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have found new ways to bend light backward, something that never occurs in nature.
This technology could lead to microscopes able to peer more deeply and clearly into living cells.
A European delegation is travelling to Georgia tonight in an attempt halt the fighting between Russian and Georgian troops.
Iraq and China are set to revive a $1.2 billion oil deal that was canceled after the 2003 U.S.-led invasion, the Iraq's oil ministry said Sunday.
An initial agreement with China is expected to be signed at the end of August to develop the billion-barrel Ahdab oil field south of Baghdad, the ministry said in a statement.
Scientists in the US say they are a step closer to developing materials that could render people invisible
A huge increase in the speed of the internet could be produced by slowing parts of it down, say researchers.
Applying the brakes could be the "metamaterials" that may make it possible to create invisibility cloaks.
This is the dramatic moment a TV reporter was shot by a sniper as she reported live from war-torn Georgia.
Tamara Urushadze took a bullet to her left arm in the flashpoint town of Gori as Russian forces continued their illegal occupation.
Two hunters based in the United States have this week laid claim to the discovery of Bigfoot, saying that they found the body of a large, hairy ape-like creature two weeks ago while in forestry located in the northern reaches of Georgia.
And, to help substantiate their claim, Matthew Whitton and Rick Dyer are reportedly preparing an official press conference for tomorrow, during which the hunters say they will produce DNA and photographic evidence that proves their find is anything but an elaborate hoax.
The demands of the digital nomad are expected to drive laptop sales to over one billion in the next five years
Pop star Britney Spears is in talks to return to the MTV Video Music Awards next month, a year after her widely criticised comeback performance
Classic 1970s police show Hawaii Five-O is set to make a small-screen comeback, according to the Hollywood Reporter
Companies developing genetically modified crops risk creating the biggest environmental disaster "of all time", Prince Charles has warned.
Nine times out of ten, the words "hot wire" summon images of car thievery. Of course, anyone who's been stranded in a hostile environment without their car keys knows better. Here's the trick to getting your vehicle moving again.
A well-known researcher specializing in website security has strongly criticized safety on Google, arguing the world's biggest search engine needlessly puts its millions of users at risk.
"Google is and will be and always has been vulnerable," Robert Hansen, CEO of secTheory, told a standing-room-only audience at the Defcon security conference in Las Vegas. "They haven't been open with consumers. Ultimately, this all comes down the the fact that they just want to track you guys."