Latest Michael Harper Stories

Medtronic Paid For Product Reviews
2012-10-25 21:33:18

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Medical device maker Medtronic Inc may have felt as if they had a real best-selling product on their hands when they released Infuse, a bone-grafting product to be used in spinal surgery to spur the growth of new bone. However, according to a new investigation by some U.S. Senators, Medtronic may have been a little too excited about this product and began editing health journal articles about their product. The Senate board also...

Kids Still Love Reading
2012-10-23 21:45:41

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Just as the seasons flow from one to the next, so too will the younger generation continue to confound and infuriate the older generations before them. It´s simply the way of life. So, while it´s never difficult to write these youths off as different or doomed, it could be beneficial to both sides of the yard (both those on the porch and those encroaching upon it) to find some good in the other. For instance, many...

Italians Rule Cell Phone Use Causes Brain Tumors
2012-10-19 15:06:11

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online It´s a debate nearly as old as cell phones themselves: Whether these mobile devices can cause brain tumors or if they pose no direct danger to humans. While study after study has been performed which proves and disproves both sides, an Italian court has taken it upon themselves to make an official ruling on the matter. According to Reuters, the Supreme Court of Italy has upheld a ruling which said one business...

Megaupload Is Back As Mega
2012-10-19 09:13:58

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online As it turns out, you can´t keep an eccentric Austrian-turned-Kiwi millionaire down. Though he´s facing the full force of the FBI and entertainment industries for operating Megaupload, a file sharing service, Kim Schmitz (who later had his name changed to Kim Dotcom) is planning to get back into the business. Mr. Dotcom has obviously found a few spare minutes in between handling his legal affairs, heading in and out...

Understanding Glass Like Never Before
2012-10-17 13:21:41

[ Watch the Video: Brownian Diffusion of a Colloidal Tetrahedral Cluster ] Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Scientists are insatiable people. Their never-ending quest to know the “how” and “why” of every little thing has brought us where we are today. As a result of tireless research, scientists have found a way to deliver robotic rovers into space, what materials are more conducive to the transference of data, and what happens...

Tata Nano Plans To Bring Tiny Cars To US
2012-10-16 19:26:16

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Cars are expensive, sure, but do they really have to be? Considering the fact that, for many years, car makers were building these vehicles to be somewhat “disposable” — used for a few years then traded or sold for the newest model — it would seem as if the price of automobiles should reflect this trend. The US Auto industry may be turning from this trend, but one Indian automaker took it on...

Robot Will Be Able To Think Like MacGyver
2012-10-15 07:46:02

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online MacGyver was an admittedly fictitious character who always knew what to do in a pinch. Quickly assessing his surroundings, the secret agent for the Phoenix Foundation would make use of what was available to him and break free from whatever makeshift cell he was being held in. MacGyver wasn´t a real person, of course, but it´s often the characters portrayed on screen which inspire scientific innovation. After all, would...

Nissan Enters Automated Auto Market
2012-10-04 20:54:42

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Computers and robots have long been used to do the tasks in life either too mundane or too dangerous for humans. From the early days of calculators, to the future of search and rescue missions, humans have always found a way to delegate tasks to these machines. The latest boring task being given to the robots is the often-necessary evil of driving around town. Google has long been at work to create their driver-less car and even...

Disney Experiments With Light And 3D Printing
2012-10-04 04:53:19

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online For many, the future will be a place where instead of going to a store to buy a product or ordering it from the Internet and waiting for it to arrive, consumers will simply download it and have it printed almost instantly on their desktop 3D printer. While the technology is still in its infancy, many companies are pushing for this new future to become reality very soon. This week, Disney has announced they are exploring this 3D...

RIM Earnings Call Not So Painful
2012-09-28 12:47:41

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Wall Street, as well as anyone who has been paying attention, expected RIM to post a giant loss when they gave their earnings call yesterday. Reports of retail stores not selling any BlackBerries in a month and large corporations finally dumping their support of RIM´s products had been circling in the weeks leading up to yesterday´s call. While Wall Street may not have been predicting total doom and terror, they...

Word of the Day
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.