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Google Unveils Ultrafast Web Service

Google on Thursday unveiled an ultrafast Web service along with an Internet television subscription in the Kansas City area as part of a pilot project to boost broadband speeds. The Google Fiber superfast broadband network will be available starting in September, with one-gigabyte per second speeds -- about 100 times faster than most current Internet subscriptions.
"No more buffering. No more loading. No more waiting. Gigabit speeds will get rid of these pesky, archaic problems and open up new opportunities for the web. Imagine: instantaneous sharing; truly global education; medical appointments with 3D imaging; even new industries that we haven't even dreamed of, powered by a gig."
- Google vice president Milo Medin

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Google Unveils Ultrafast Web Service

Source: Discovery News, Fri July 27, 2012
Google on Thursday unveiled an ultrafast Web service along with an Internet television subscription in the Kansas City area as part of a pilot project to boost broadband speeds. The Google Fiber superfast broadband network will be available starting in September, with one-gigabyte per second speeds -- about 100 times faster than most current Internet subscriptions.

New plasma “brush” may mean painless cavity filling

Source: GizMag, Mon December 26, 2011
We've been keeping an eye on efforts to make the dreaded dentist's drill a thing of the past for some time, and now there's more good news on the horizon for the cavity-prone (and pain-phobic). Engineers have successfully lab-tested a plasma "brush" that can painlessly clean and prep cavities so well, there's no need for mechanical abrasion prior to filling.

KC Woman Brings Home Adopted Haitian Child

Source: KCTV, Fri January 29, 2010
Amanda Taylor was certain it would be years before the adoption of her baby boy from Haiti went through, but it was because of the earthquake in Haiti that baby Isaac is at home in Kansas City.

Mickie Drake loses 236 pounds, shares her secret to beating obesity

Source: KSDK, Wed November 25, 2009
It's often said there's no magic bullet when it comes to losing weight.

Note found in antique chair spurs treasure hunt

Source: Chicago Tribune, Fri October 02, 2009
Patty Henken always thought she found great value in the rickety rocking chair when she plunked down $200 for it at an auction, figuring she could restore the century-old relic to its former charm.

Scientists, doctors unite to fight malnutrition

Source: MSNBC, Thu August 27, 2009
In a new fight against worldwide hunger, a doctor who has long treated malnourished people is working with plant scientists trying to improve the nutritional content of food.

Rock Port, Missouri celebrates being “100% wind powered”

Source: engadget, Thu May 21, 2009
We've seen a number of locales pipe in quite a bit of energy from eco-friendly sources, but the community of Rock Port, Missouri is claiming to be 100-percent wind-powered.

‘Tough’ toddler found alive after 2 days in woods

Source: Associated Press, Sat May 09, 2009
Thirsty, dirty and tired after spending two days and nights barely clothed in the wet, chilly woods of Mark Twain National Forest, 3-year-old Joshua Childers was ready to go home.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car Adds 5,000 Hybrids to its Green Car Fleet

Source: ENN, Tue February 10, 2009
Enterprise Rent-A-Car announced last week they will add nearly 5,000 gas/electric hybrid vehicles to its nationwide rental fleet and designate 80 "hybrid rental branches" - locations with a high concentration of hybrid vehicles available - in 24 major markets across the country including 10 of the nation's busiest airports.

Police departments look for more fuel-cutting cars

Source: Associated Press, Tue February 03, 2009
Cahokia, Illinois, USA - Police Chief Richard Watson admits his department's newest patrol car is a curious departure from its big-horsepower Ford Crown Victorias.

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