The AutoComplete function on Google Search? Google Flu Trends? The Dead Sea Scrolls project? All developed with the help of Google's Israel R&D unit. It's head Yossi Matias sits down with Fast Company for a chat.
Influenza nesting on an open pore, e. coli nipping at your tongue... ah the holidays, a terrifying time of year for germaphobes. All those parties and potlucks, handshakes and hugs--it's a veritable H1N1 smorgasbord out there. That's why we've gathered this hygienic gift basket full of cutting-edge products that will sterilize the fear gripping the germaphobe in your life.
Google's philanthropic Flu Trends site has been able to track swine flu about as well as health care surveillance, according to Bloomberg. What else can trending searches tell us about the state of health in the United States?