Articles by Trevor Stokes

  • Cloud Computing: What is it? Is it safe? The new Internet bubble?Cloud Computing: What is it? Is it safe? The new Internet bubble?

    January 24 2012 10:55 AM

    Cloud computing, a way to store information and access software programs from far-away data farms is transforming computers from a product-based to a service-based industry.

  • Solar Flare: How to Plan for Tuesday's Sun StormSolar Flare: How to Plan for Tuesday's Sun Storm

    January 23 2012 3:53 PM

    Sun flares that Tuesday will bombard the Earth with solar radiation will be the strongest storm since May 2005 and has apocalyptic enthusiasts buzzing for signs of the end of the world.

  • Chevy Volt Passes Battery Test: Saves the Electric CarChevy Volt Passes Battery Test: Saves the Electric Car

    January 23 2012 1:51 PM

    The Chevy Volt got a regulatory boost Friday after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration concluded that Chevy Volts - and electric vehicles in general - did not pose additional fire safety risks, thereby saving the emerging auto market from becoming roiled in red tape.

  • Electric Vehicles Deemed Safe: What are the Options for Consumers?Electric Vehicles Deemed Safe: What are the Options for Consumers?

    January 23 2012 12:52 PM

    Electric vehicles got a regulatory boost Friday after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration concluded that Chevy Volts - and electric vehicles in general - did not pose additional fire safety risks.

  • Moon Colony: Agencies Aim at Building Lunar StationMoon Colony: Agencies Aim at Building Lunar Station

    January 23 2012 11:03 AM

    Moon colonies may exist for the next generation if officials with international space agencies have their way, according to reports.

  • Asthma Prevention -- Don't Let Newborns Grow Too Quickly: StudyAsthma Prevention -- Don't Let Newborns Grow Too Quickly: Study

    January 20 2012 3:43 PM

    Babies who gain weight rapidly during the first three months of life are more likely to get asthma, researchers announced Friday. Dutch researchers found an increase in shortness of breath, dry cough and persistent phlegm -- all symptoms of asthma -- in infants in the top third of weight gain in the first three months.

  • Coffee and Diabetes: Four Cups of Joe Reduce Chances of the DiseaseCoffee and Diabetes: Four Cups of Joe Reduce Chances of the Disease

    January 20 2012 2:49 PM

    Here's how can reduce your chances of getting Type 2 diabetes: Drink four cups of joe a day. Epidemiologists noticed that people wired on coffee had a 50 percent reduction in adult-onset diabetes, but it wasn't until a Chinese group released a new study that suggested a molecular mechanism.

  • Australian Shark Attack: Victim Survived by Punching SharkAustralian Shark Attack: Victim Survived by Punching Shark

    January 20 2012 12:18 PM

    Shark attacks - the stuff of horror films - have been on the rise in Australia after a tiger shark attacked a snorkeler along the western shores Thursday, making the third attack in 2012.

  • Antidepressants Linked to Increased Falls in Elderly

    January 19 2012 4:28 PM

    Antidepressants tripled the likelihood that a nursing home resident would fall and injure themselves, according to a study published Wednesday in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology.

  • EBAY Offers Dublin Dr. Pepper for $9,999: 5 Other Outrageous Ongoing AuctionsEBAY Offers Dublin Dr. Pepper for $9,999: 5 Other Outrageous Ongoing Auctions

    January 19 2012 12:54 PM

    eBay users have a history of offering popular items such as iPads, Coach handbags and Hello Kitty, but the shutdown of Dublin Dr Pepper created offers on themed merchandise that included the ridiculous: Four six-packs of glass bottles of the beverage for $9,999.

  • Popcorn an Ancient Peruvian Snack 7,000 Years AgoPopcorn an Ancient Peruvian Snack 7,000 Years Ago

    January 19 2012 11:34 AM

    Next time you sit at a movie theater snacking on a tub of popcorn, remember this: The ancient Peruvians snacked on the fluffy buffed corn thousands of years ago, according to research.

  • Snooki Without Makeup: Psychology of CosmeticsSnooki Without Makeup: Psychology of Cosmetics

    January 19 2012 9:46 AM

    Reality TV star Nicole Snooki Polizzi showed her Twitter fans Wednesday what she looks like without her trademark bronzer, smoky eyes and fake eyelashes. Fans loved the look, but psychological studies suggest makeup still can give women an emotional edge.

  • SOPA Protest Freaks out Wikipedia Users who Don't Read

    January 18 2012 4:18 PM

    Wikipedia shut down Wednesday to protest two Internet-regulation bills Congress is considering. That didn't stop high school students writing term papers from freaking out and wondering whether the protest was closer to Wiki-mageddon.

  • Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome Tot Denied Kidney Transplant: What is the Disease?Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome Tot Denied Kidney Transplant: What is the Disease?

    January 18 2012 9:40 AM

    The parents of 3-year-old Amelia Mia Rivera say a hospital denied a necessary kidney transplant for their daughter because she is already too sick, according to a report from ABC World News.

  • Wikipedia to Go Dark: 12 Other Wikis that Will Remain OpenWikipedia to Go Dark: 12 Other Wikis that Will Remain Open

    January 17 2012 5:36 PM

    Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia written by its users, will go dark all day Wednesday to protest two U.S. bills meant to stop illegal sharing of movies and music, but Internet users who want to search for collective articles on everything from ballet to science fiction, there are still ways.

  • Most beautiful theories of Science RevealedMost beautiful theories of Science Revealed

    January 17 2012 11:10 AM

    Every January, John Brockman, the impresario and literary agent who presides over the online salon Edge.org, asks his circle of scientists, digerati and humanities scholars to tackle one question. This year, he posed the open-ended question what is your favorite deep, elegant or beautiful explanation? Scientists around the world explained their favorite theories.

  • Darwin's Lost Fossils: Where to Find Fossil Collections OnlineDarwin's Lost Fossils: Where to Find Fossil Collections Online

    January 17 2012 10:08 AM

    Charles Darwin, the father of evolution, peered at scores of fossils 165 years ago that British researchers found, in an announcement Tuesday. Below is a list of online fossil collections, including Darwin's, that allows computer users to become armchair paleontologists.

  • Dwarf Tossing: The Genetics behind DwarfismDwarf Tossing: The Genetics behind Dwarfism

    January 17 2012 9:39 AM

    Dwarf tossing, a barroom attraction where revelers throw padded-down dwarfs, got notoriety during the Golden Globes Sunday after actor Peter Dinklage mentioned British little person Martin Henderson who in October was picked up, dropped and severely injured in an attack outside a pub.

  • IBM Worker Email-Free for 4 Years: How to Live without EmailIBM Worker Email-Free for 4 Years: How to Live without Email

    January 16 2012 4:58 PM

    Email is one of the Catch-22's of an Internet-connected age: communication becomes easy enough to fill an inbox with hundreds of time-consuming messages that beg responses.

  • Arfa Karim Randhawa: Pakistan Mourns Child Prodigy's Death at 16Arfa Karim Randhawa: Pakistan Mourns Child Prodigy's Death at 16

    January 16 2012 2:33 PM

    Arfa Karim Randhawa, a 16-year-old child prodigy who was the world's youngest Microsoft Certified Professional and the pride of Pakistan, died Saturday in a Lahore hospital after an epileptic seizure and cardiac arrest left her in a coma in Dec. 28.