Striking Gold with iPhone

Pangea Software’s Brian Greenstone has written Mac games for more than two decades, reports Dan Lyons (newsweek.com), but with $5 million in revenue this year alone, he may now focus his attention on iPhone. “In the last four and a half months we’ve made as much money off the retail sales of iPhone apps as we’ve made with retail sales of all of the apps that we’ve made in the past 21 years—combined.”

Water currents tapped as renewable energy

The force of moving water can also provide a clean, affordable and unobtrusive source of renewable energy, says engineer Michael Bernitsas, of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

Plans to burn trash with plasma face hurdles

Plans to generate power and eliminate landfill waste by ripping trash apart at the molecular level in Florida and California are running into steep hurdles from local opponents.

Carrie Underwood to sing at People’s Choice Awards (AP)

Carrie Underwood sings the national anthem before Game 3 of the baseball World Series between the Colorado Rockies and Boston Red Sox in this Saturday, Oct. 27, 2007 file photo taken at Coors Field in Denver. Underwood will perform at its 35th annual ceremony airing Jan. 7, 2009. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, FILE)AP – The People’s Choice Awards says Carrie Underwood will perform at its 35th annual ceremony next month.