Gongol.com Archives: July 2006
Brian Gongol

July 1, 2006

The United States of America (2006.07.01)
Supreme Court decision: Separation of powers again?

Science and Technology (2006.07.01)
Greenhouse gases might not actually boost crop yields
It's been thought that higher concentrations of carbon dioxide would increase crop yields enough to offset some of the damage done by global warming as caused by the accumulation of greenhouse gases. But a simulation by the USDA doesn't seem to confirm that point.

Computers and the Internet (2006.07.01)
The market works to deliver high-speed Internet
Verizon's taking local governments to court to break up regulations that are protecting other firms' monopoly franchises

News (2006.07.01)
Final design for Freedom Tower

Health (2006.07.01)
Huge recall of candy bars
One million Cadbury's chocolate bars being recalled in Europe over possible contamination with salmonella

Business and Finance (2006.07.01)
India threatens to leave WTO talks

The American Way (2006.07.01)
When propaganda was fun
Anti-Communist cartoons; strangely, the same message probably needs to be re-packaged for today

Humor and Good News (2006.07.01)
Replacing real people in photos with sketches
A real experiment in surrealism

The United States of America (2006.07.01)
Ronald Reagan: The official photos

Aviation News (2006.07.01)
Shuttle launch delayed
Speculation emerges that one of the chief engineers was re-assigned for expressing concerns about safety. America's future in space is in desperate need of more X-Prize thinking; fortunately, some parts of NASA are already using inducement prizes.

The United States of America (2006.07.01)
How Teddy Roosevelt dragged the US into the 20th Century

Agriculture (2006.07.01)
Estimate: We'll need to double world's food supply in next 50 years

Computers and the Internet (2006.07.01)
Hackers crack Nebraska's state child-support database
Data on 300,000 people may have been exposed. State officials think it wasn't a data heist, but the soft underbelly of the system was exposed.