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Tornado risk prevention.
Tornadoes: Can we save more people than we already do? -- Is there a limit where we can no longer technology our way out of natural-disaster related deaths? It's an interesting question. Over the course of the 20th century, we've made big strides in preparing for natural disasters. We have tsunami warning systems, and earthquake-proof buildings. Satellites track hurricanes for days before they reach the coast.

Panasonic crosses the East China Sea.
Panasonic moves procurement operations to China -- The procurement head office, as well as logistics and some of the manufacturing innovation department, will move to the country and become part of a new global manufacturing division. The worldwide reorganisation was announced by Panasonic president Fumio Ohtsubo, as part of the group's business plan for the upcoming financial year. In a statement the company said it was shifting production to China to increase the competitiveness of the company's lithium-ion battery business, and would "seek to optimise procurement on a global level".

Roaming.
FCC Mandates Data Roaming, But They (Still) Don't Know the Territory -- Mandated data roaming could introduce a substantial wild card in the fast-evolving mobile broadband market. But the timing of the order could make its impact even more dramatic, with significant unintended consequences. That's because mandated data roaming could inadvertently disarm arguments against the pending merger of AT&T and its wireless competitor T-Mobile USA, arguments that the FCC and the Department of Justice have only just begun to examine.

Took long enough.
52 Years and $750 Million Prove Einstein Was Right -- In a tour de force of technology and just plain stubbornness spanning half a century and costing more than $750 million, a team of experimenters from Stanford University reported on Wednesday that a set of orbiting gyroscopes had detected a slight sag and an even slighter twist in space-time.

- Sheena Moore

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