The U.S. was badly outnumbered and its pilots less experienced than Japan′s. Even so, it sank four Japanese aircraft carriers the first day of the three-day battle and put Japan on the defensive, greatly diminishing its ability to project air power as it had in the attack on Hawaii.
The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index dropped by 64.89 (SHCOMP) points yesterday, matching the date on which Chinese authorities crushed student-led protests on June 4, 1989. Queries for “Shanghai Composite” on Sina Corp.
Microsoft announced Thursday that the next version of its browser, IE 10, will ship with the controversial "Do Not Track" feature turned on by default, a first among major browsers, creating a potential threat to online advertising giants.
By employing a combination of drugs, electrical stimulation, and robot-assisted rehabilitation, researchers have restored a remarkable degree of voluntary movement in rats paralyzed by a spinal cord injury.
NASA has confirmed that the National Reconnaissance Office, the Defense agency in charge of U.S. intelligence satellites, has given it two complete, space-ready but previously unused spy telescopes, each more powerful than Hubble, with next to no strings attached.
Shipping, banking, energy, telecom AND cracking down on tax fraud is, well, a lot. It’s not Communism, but it is something we haven’t seen much of except in Iceland. It is an attempt to actually have the state take power from private financial and corporate interests.
Demand for health care looks unlikely to be met by doctors in the way the past century’s was. For one thing, to treat the 21st century’s problems with a 20th-century approach to health care would require an impossible number of doctors.