Air Force Tests Top Secret Unmanned Spy Plane
The Air Force is testing a new unmanned spy plane developed by Northrop Grumman called the RQ-180 that could be ready for military missions by 2015, Aviation Week magazine reported on Friday, citing defense and intelligence officials.
Twitter to be Available on Mobile Phones without Internet
Twitter Inc is tying up with a Singapore-based startup to make its 140-character messaging service available to users in emerging markets who have entry-level mobile phones which cannot access the Internet.U2opia Mobile, which has a...
Obama to Feds: Boost Renewable Energy 20 Percent
Saying the government should lead by example, President Barack Obama is ordering the federal government to nearly triple its use of renewable sources for electricity by 2020.
Study: Early Human Interbreeding More Prevalent Than Thought
Interbreeding among different ancient human species may have been more prevalent than originally thought offering fresh insights into how modern humankind evolved, The Wall Street Journal reported.
Apple to Offer iPhones in Huge Deal With China Mobile
Apple will gain access to the world's largest mobile market in a deal signed late Wednesday with China Mobile to sell iPhones on its network, according to news reports. The long-awaited deal could bring Apple as many as 700 million subscribers - seven times larger than that...
Scientists Close in on Question of Life Beyond Earth
Scientists are five to 10 years from discovering whether there is life beyond Earth, so long as there is enough funding for the necessary research and missions, according to congressional testimony Wednesday.
Microsoft Co-Founder Allen to Fund African Elephant Survey
Paul Allen, who co-founded Microsoft Corp. with Bill Gates, will fund a survey of the number of elephants in Africa to help combat poaching that is claiming the life of one of the pachyderms every 15 minutes.
The family trust of Allen, who's worth $15.7 billion according to...
Senator Seeking Info on Carmaker Efforts to Thwart Hackers
U.S. Sen. Ed Markey has asked 20 of the world's biggest automakers how they secure their vehicles from cyber attacks amid reports by security experts who say they have identified ways to hack into cars.
5 Very Hot Exoplanets Show Traces of Water, Hubble Finds
While the five planets the Hubble Space Telescope detected water on probably cannot sustain life, the find is a step forward for researchers exploring beyond our solar system for signs of alien life.
SpaceX Rocket Lifts off on First Commercial Satellite Launch
An unmanned Falcon 9 rocket developed by Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX, blasted off on Tuesday to put its first commercial satellite into orbit, staking a potentially game-changing claim in a global industry worth nearly $190 billion a year.The 22-story rocket...
BuzzFeed Said to Forecast Sales of Up to $120 Million in '14
BuzzFeed Inc., the online publisher of news, lists and quizzes that are designed to be shared on social media, is forecasting revenue of as much as $120 million in 2014, said two people with knowledge of its financials.
The sales level will depend on how many advertising...
Woman Fights Ticket for Driving with Google Glass
A California woman pleaded not guilty Tuesday to what is believed to be the first traffic citation alleging a motorist was using Google's computer-in-an-eyeglass.
Newt Gingrich: I Almost Bought 'Grand Theft Auto V,' Staff Advised Me to Avoid
Newt Gingrich is a digital guru, doing all of his reading on an iPad and pushing his tech limits to use Google Glass - but his staff talked him out of buying "Grand Theft Auto V."
US Studies Ways to Preserve History of Apollo Landings
As space exploration shifts from the public sector, the money-making opportunities that shuttle flights to the moon can offer private companies have raised concerns about historical preservation, a story posted Monday on NBCNews.com said.
Leaked Report on Ancient Romanian Gold Mine Halts Project
An archaeological report the Romanian government has kept secret for three years reveals the historical significance of an ancient gold mine set for excavation by Canadian company Gabriel Resources, Fox News reported Tuesday.
Scientists Map Rome's Underground Mazes to Spot Dangers
Roman geologists are hard at work to ensure the city that sits atop a network of passageways, tunnels, and quarries doesn't fall again. Because Rome is now a bustling metropolis with modern structures that complement ancient ones, a collapse of the surface area could be catastrophic.
China Launches Moon Probe in Its First Extraterrestrial Landing Craft
China launched its first ever extraterrestrial landing craft into orbit en route for the moon early Monday, in a major milestone for its space program.
Amazon Unveils Futuristic Mini-drone Delivery Plan
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos revealed Sunday that his company is looking to the future with plans to use octocopter mini-drones to fly small packages to consumers in just 30 minutes.The US retail giant's ambitious project still requires additional safety testing and federal...
Mice Can 'Warn' Sons, Grandsons of Dangers via Sperm
Lab mice trained to fear a particular smell can transfer the impulse to their unborn sons and grandsons through a mechanism in their sperm, a study said Sunday.The research claims to provide evidence for the concept of animals inheriting a memory of their ancestors'...
New Rubik's Cube Models Include Puzzle for Blind
Company executives say new models of Rubik's Cube are being launched in an effort to battle counterfeit models, many of which are made in China.Janos Kovacs, brand manager for Rubik Enterprises, says one of the models has an improved mechanism which can be customized by...
Bono: AIDS-Free Planet Within Reach
On the 25th anniversary of World AIDS Day, rocker Bono, of the band U2, appeared Sunday on ABC's "This Week" to reflect on advances made in the prevention and treatment of a disease that has killed upwards of 34 million.
"The American people have said that this fight...
China Launches Its First Moon Rover
China launched its first moon rover mission early Monday, state TV showed, the latest step in an ambitious space program seen as a symbol of its rising global stature.The Chang'e-3 rocket carrying the Jade Rabbit rover blasted off around 1:30 am Sunday into the dark sky,...
Taliban's Opposition Hinders Efforts to Eradicate Polio
Polio has been almost completely eradicated around the world, but getting cases down to zero will not be easy partly because of opposition from the Pakistani Taliban to an international vaccination campaign, according to Wired magazine.
There were 223 cases of polio...
World Memory Championship Underway in London
One hundred and twenty mental athletes from 32 countries - four from the United States - have gathered in London for the three-day World Memory Championship,according to the World Memory Sports Council.
The defending memory champion, known as the human hard disk, is...
Scientist: In Matters of Love, Go With Gut Feelings
Automatic attitudes - not conscious thoughts - are the best predictors of marital satisfaction among newlyweds, according to an article in the journal Science.
In an experiment conducted over four years on 135 newly married couples, people were shown fleeting pictures of...
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