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Nine Words From Science Which Originated In Science Fiction 433

Posted by ScuttleMonkey
from the science-emulates-science-fiction dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Oxford University Press has a blog post listing nine words used in science and technology which were actually dreamed up by fiction writers. Included on the list are terms like robotics, genetic engineering, deep space, and zero-g. What other terms are sure to follow in the future?"

Comment: Re:ONE question (Score 4, Interesting) 318

by MrBlue VT (#26677657) Attached to: Senate Passes Another Bill To Delay Digital TV Transition

It is Clearwire that has a vested interest in this delay. They are attempting to roll out WiMax service to compete with the broadband 4G service Verizon is planning to offer on the freed up analog frequencies.

And guess which company one of the executives on Obama's DTV transition team works for? That's right, Clearwire...



+ - *NIX focused Webmail vendor goes Open Source 1

Submitted by tuxR0x
tuxR0x (684378) writes "According to Forbes yet another commercial software vendor is moving towards open-source. This time it's AtMail (previously CalaCode) who has recently decided to "give back to the Community" by releasing an Open Source version of its webmail software @Mail under the Apache 2.0 license. According to their website the open-source version known as AtMail Open "aims to provide an elegant Ajax webmail client for existing IMAP mailservers, with less bloat and a focus on an intuitive, simple user interface". On first impressions this looks like the goods and the Video Mail feature that lets users record and embed streaming videos in their emails is rather neat too."

There's no future in time travel.