San Francisco, California, USA –Cory Doctorow is a true believer in the power of technology.
His first novel, “Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom,” is one of the first works tobe published under the Creative Commons license — anagreement that lets people copy and redistribute the book freely so long as theycredit the author.… Read the rest
San Francisco, California, USA –One clear day in September 1927, in a small San Francisco laboratory, abrainy 21-year-old Utah farm boy demonstrated the first electronictelevision broadcast. But the name Philo T. Farnsworth never became ahousehold word. His efforts to bring television to market were thwarted byDavid Sarnoff, the hard-charging president of RCA, who managed throughdeceit, trickery and drawn-out litigation to delay television’s commercialdebut until 1939 — largely to protect RCA’s then-booming radio business.… Read the rest
Q&A: John E. Marion II, Ph.D.
On Development Of Smart Probe For Breast Cancer Detection
D.F. Tweney, Special to SF GateTuesday, May 15, 2001
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death among women in the UnitedStates. Last year, more than 182,800 women were diagnosed with breast cancer, and40,800 women died of the disease.… Read the rest
Q&A: Amory B. Lovins
Energy Expert Talks About California’s Crisis
D.F. Tweney, Special to SF GateThursday, April 26, 2001
Noted energy expert and former experimental physicist Amory B. Lovins founded theRocky Mountain Institute, an influential energy think tank based in Snowmass,Colo., in 1982.… Read the rest