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Tonight On The Tom Sumner Program
Flint area people doing their part to be active in politics and community are featured on The Tom Sumner Program Tuesday June 19 beginning at 6 p.m. LuAnne Kozma (banmichiganfracking.org) talks about efforts to get a ban on hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") in Michigan's constitution, Ken…
Tonight On The Tom Sumner Program
A ceremony launching a public and private partnership to expand and improve broadband technology was held at The White House today including the signing of two executive orders by President Obama.  Host Tom Sumner participated in a White House press conference about today's launch and shar…
How Greedy Can a Corporation Be?
President Obama is reminding people as he campaigns for re-election what corporations are about (especially those of the private equity variety): maximizing shareholder profits.  There’s nothing wrong with this, it’s just not something someone who wants to be Pre…
Why Fruit Fly Testes Matter (And Not Just to Lady Fruit Flies)
Science is amazing.  If the search for answers to the question of human aging leads us to fruit fly testes, as it apparently has, then fruit fly testes are getting smeared on a slide and going under the microscope.  I’ll bet funding for this research was approved without so…
Robots Who Need Robots are the Luckiest Robots
In response to my claim that people, not machines, have needs  someone recently noted at SciForum.com that machines also have needs.  For example, they need energy to function.  I agree; machines need energy to function. But do they need to function...
Singularity and the New $600 Man
Technology advances rapidly, exponentially even.  We rarely bother to ask where all this is headed.  We just know the next time we swap out our cell phone the new one will be better, stronger, faster (Six Million Dollar Man sound here) and generally it’ll cost the same or l…

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