ktappe writes: "An analyst at Forrester Research estimates the daylight saving time (DST) switch coming this Sunday will cost the average company $50,000 in time and labor expenses — a conservative figure that doesn't take into account missed airline flights or forgotten appointments. That's a total of $350 million for the 7,000 publicly traded companies in the U.S. Is this another case of an analyst pulling numbers out of the air, or will we really be paying a high price for earlier DST?"
holy_calamity writes: New Scientist reports on a drag and drop interface that allows you to control up to 80 microscopic objects in 3D using frickin' laser beams. Researchers at Risø National Laboratory, Denmark, want to give laser-manipulation powers to those without laser optics PhDs. It could be particularly useful for cell biologists.