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Brian Gongol

March 19, 2008

The United States of America Ranking the potential GOP Vice-Presidential candidates
Since the Presidential nomination has been locked up, the Republicans can move on to finding a good VP nominee. Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty appear to rate pretty well on such a scale.

Computers and the Internet E-mail can be so fleeting
Guerrilla Mail offers e-mail addresses that expire after 15 minutes. What kind of liability they might be incurring by offering a service that clearly has the potential for serious abuse? Of course, the other side of the equation is that such a service might be ideal for opposition groups in authoritarian countries who need to organize themselves and fight oppression. Once again, the technology itself is mostly value-neutral. The moral judgment comes down to how the technology is used.

Science and Technology Robotic pack mule can carry 340-lb. payloads
The robots coming into our lives today don't look or act much like Rosie from the Jetsons, but they're finding lots of new places to be of use. The video shows that the movements involved are almost exactly like those of a real-life dog.

Iowa After-action report on the Barton Solvents fire
Polk County Emergency Management has reviewed the event and listed recommendations for improving Des Moines-area emergency response in the future

Water News 92% of Nebraska's water use is for irrigation

Graphics Graphic of the day: New Crops

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