coral reef & TrumpetfishAs any good diver or snorkeler knows, there is nothing so breathtaking or so delicate as coral reef. Coral is so delicate, in fact, that even the slightest human contact can be catastrophic enough to kill 500-year-old coral in just five minutes. Such frequent agitation is precipitating irreparable harm to one of nature’s most spectacular wonders.

Skype. Video ConferenceThey say that all good things must come to an end. The truth of this maxim might be proven very soon in the case of Skype.

Apple IphoneWired reported on July 28 that the Electronic Frontier Foundation is asking the U.S. Copyright Office to legalize the practice of hacking Apple’s iPhone “to accept software that hasn’t been approved for distribution through the iPhone App Store.”

EAA Adventure  Virgin GalacticAabar Investments of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates agreed on July 28 to buy a 32 percent stake in Sir Richard Branson’s space tourism venture known as Virgin Galactic. The $280 million deal was inked on the grounds of the Experimental Aircraft Association's annual AirVenture fly-in event held in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

yahoo websiteIn an effort to combat Google’s dominant market share, Microsoft and Yahoo have announced a 10-year long partnership that will give Microsoft access to Yahoo’s search audience, the second largest next to Google.