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Science and Technology

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2010

    Intoxilyzer software is messed up, lawyers say

    ​Lawyers challenging the use of Intoxilyzer breath tests in convicting drunk drivers say the copies of the machine's software they have been allowed to review are screwed up.For years, the software inside the Intoxilyzer breath alcohol testing machine determined whether or not Minnesota driver ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2009

    Minnesota dark matter researchers say they may have struck gold

    It's big deal because it may provide a missing link in the effort to understand the big bang theory.

  • Calendar

    May 27, 2009
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    September 4, 2008
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    July 21, 2008
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    April 7, 2008
  • News

    March 10, 2004

    In Coal We Trust

    A boondoggle on the range lives another day

  • Books

    October 17, 2001

    Nuclear Freeze

    Terrorism puts industry self-regulation on ice

  • News

    October 10, 2001

    What's Lost When a Language Dies?

    Only Our Grandchildren Will Know.

  • Books

    September 19, 2001

    Terrorism Today

    A primer on avoiding yesterday's war

  • Books

    August 29, 2001

    Strip Search

    Big Brother is watching: Can he tell whether you prefer good gin or cheap beer?

  • Books

    August 1, 2001

    Brave Moo World

    The Minnesota Zoo showcases a designer dairy

  • Books

    April 18, 2001
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    June 28, 2000

    No Phoning Home

    The public telephone goes the way of the rotary dial

  • Books

    June 21, 2000

    Megawatts and Margins

    NSP hands the keys for its Minnesota reactors to a holding company. Is this part of a dangerous chain reaction in the nuclear power industry?

  • Books

    May 10, 2000

    Simple Division

    From metro-area classrooms to the state Legislature, "new new math" equals controversy

  • Books

    March 15, 2000

    Snafu U

    The University of Minnesota's new computer system goes $22 million over budget--and the glitches still aren't fixed

  • Books

    March 1, 2000

    Seeds of Dissent

    Is the debate over genetically modified crops being nipped in the bud at the state capitol?

  • News

    December 15, 1999

    Why Johnny Canít Breathe

    Sick kids, wheezing teachers, baffled administrators: Minneapolis schools encounter trouble in the air

  • News

    December 8, 1999

    Hot Enough For Ya?

    Back when no one believed in global climate change, local meteorologist Bruce Watson sounded the alarm. Now that everybody's predicting disaster, he's bucking the trend again.

  • News

    December 1, 1999

    This Means eWar!

    Online retailing giant eToys.com plays legal hardball with a similarly named group of digital artists

  • Books

    November 24, 1999

    Lobster Man

    From a strip-mall office on the Twin Cities fringe, a lab researcher-turned-Bible radio star lectures the nation

  • News

    November 3, 1999

    URL the Pearl

    While some business owners fight for their names in court, David Unowsky surrenders Hungry Mind the easy way

  • News

    October 20, 1999

    I Hear America Dictating

    Let's take voice-recognition software for a test drive

  • News

    September 29, 1999

    Against the Grain

    Alfalfa electricity? Northern States Power planted the idea, Minnesota farmers grew it, and a bitter tug-of-war chopped it down.

  • News

    September 1, 1999
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    September 1, 1999

    What's in a Domain?

    Local politicos find themselves tangled in the Web

  • News

    August 25, 1999

    Everyone an Author

    Third Voice's backers say the software is the last best hope for a people's Web. Critics call it cybergraffiti.

  • News

    August 11, 1999
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    July 21, 1999
  • Books

    March 24, 1999

    Check's in the Mail

    Under the 1994 Prairie Island law, NSP must pay millions into a clean-energy fund. Fine, says the power company--but define "pay."

  • Books

    February 17, 1999

    The Empire Strikes Back

    Bootleg basher Microsoft puts the kibosh on local computer resellers

  • Articles

    October 1, 1998
  • Feature

    August 25, 1998

    Click and Learn

    A new model for AIDS treatment activism

  • Feature

    April 8, 1998
  • News

    April 8, 1998

    Prairie Dogged

    A fake flyer making the rounds at the Capitol suggests NSP wants to pay itself millions in fines for failing to move nuclear waste off Prairie Island. Lawmakers say the parody is eerily accurate.

  • News

    November 26, 1997

    Dust in the Wind

    The cost of clean electricity, environmentalists say, should be borne by all Minnesota ratepayers, not just ecologically minded customers who can afford the premium.

  • News

    September 24, 1997

    Rule of the Bone

    After a century of hoarding American Indian remains, scientists are being forced to return their specimens. But the bodies may not go back into the ground without a fight.

  • News

    July 30, 1997

    Adieu, Fairview

    The arrival of managed health care at the University of Minnesota's medical clinics may mean research opportunities will dry up. As a result, many doctors are leaving the university for private practice.

  • News

    July 9, 1997

    The Hot Zone

    Global warming isn't just a theory anymore. Now the arguments are about how dire the changes in world climate will be, how soon they'll come--and what, if anything, can be done to moderate them.

  • Books

    May 7, 1997
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    May 7, 1997
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    April 9, 1997
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    March 12, 1997

    Power Play: The Biggest Game in Town

    The little-noted push to deregulate utilities will drive up rates and jeopardize service--not to mention

  • Feature

    February 26, 1997
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    June 12, 1996

    NUCLEAR POWER'S DIRTY SECRET

    When a group of activists gained access to private papers from NSP's lawsuit against Westinghouse, they got a rare look at one of the nuclear industry's most serious problems.

  • News

    June 5, 1996
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    May 15, 1996

    Hard Times

    Penile implants are supposed to make life better for men rendered impotent by injury or sickness. Sometimes they just make matters worse.

  • News

    December 13, 1995

    The Age of Plagues

    It wasn't that long ago that medicine declared a victory over infectious disease. Now a raft of new and mutating bugs are at the door, and a declining public health system is in no shape to fight them.

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