What? Japan isn't a city, nor is South Korea. For a fair comparison you'd need to compare Tokyo or Seoul to NYC. Or all of the US to all of Japan.
Lies, damned lies, and comparing apples to oranges.
Gigacrete looks like a better material for building in my opinion. I'll just have bacteria in my yogurt for now.
Nice GigaCrete advert but the bacteria isn't presented as a replacement for concrete or GigaCrete. It's presented as a mechanism to repair existing concrete.
Or are you advocating we raze all existing concrete buildings and tear up all sidewalks?
"One of them stuck?" Of the top of my head, Samsung recently (2010) settled with them for something like $200M plus $100/year for 5 years for licensing, plus shares for a grand total of $900M.
Hate to break the news to you but Rambus isn't going to die. Unless someone like Samsung buys them.
If a patient refuses to write "please" as they die, the death will be refused.
In extreme cases, the Lazarus Engine will be employed.
How could there be any liability issues?
That's what lawyers and accountants are paid for. What would you rather they do? QA Vista?