Extreme Global Warming Seen Further Away than Previously Thought
Extreme global warming is less likely in coming decades after a slowdown in the pace of temperature rises so far this century, an international team of scientists said on Sunday.
Warming is still on track, however, to breach a goal set by governments around the world of...
WSJ: Yahoo’s Board Approves $1.1 Billion Purchase of Tumblr
Yahoo! Inc. s board has approved a $1.1 billion acquisition of Tumblr Inc., a service that hosts 108 million blogs, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing unidentified people familiar with the matter.Tumblr would continue to operate as an independent business and a deal...
Google 'Glass' Cool or Creepy?
Google staged four discussions expounding on the finer points of its "Glass" wearable computer during this week's developer conference.
Meteoroid Impact Triggers Bright Flash on the Moon
An automated telescope monitoring the moon has captured images of an 88-pound rock slamming into the lunar surface, creating a bright flash of light, NASA scientists said on Friday.
EBay Developers Working on Possible Apps for Google Glass
Developers at eBay Inc are working on potential applications for Google Inc's Glass project, opening up the possibility that shopping and broader commercial activities might be conducted through the wearable technology.
Pro-Assad Hackers Attack Financial Times
The website and Twitter feed of the Financial Times were hacked on Friday, apparently by the Syrian Electronic Army, a group of online activists who say they support Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
National Weather Service Gets Big Computing Boost
The U.S. National Weather Service is getting a quantum jump in computing power that will significantly improve its forecasting and storm tracking abilities to better protect the country from severe weather.
Second Alaska Volcano Belching Ash and Steam
One of Alaska's most active volcanoes has erupted with clouds of ash and steam, and lava is flowing down its snow-covered flank, scientists said on Wednesday.
Pavlof Volcano began erupting on Monday and was still belching clouds, the Alaska Volcano Observatory said.It has...
NASA Craft's Planet-hunting Days May be Numbered
NASA's planet-hunting Kepler telescope is broken, potentially jeopardizing the search for other worlds where life could exist outside our solar system.If engineers can't find a fix, the failure could mean an end to the $600 million mission's search, although the space...
Google Launches Streaming Music Service Ahead of Apple
Google Inc launched a music service on Wednesday that allows users to listen to unlimited songs for $9.99 a month, challenging smaller companies like Pandora and Spotify in the market for streaming music.
Scientists Clone Human Embryos for Stem Cells
For the first time, scientists have cloned human embryos capable of producing embryonic stem cells which could be used to treat a wide range of human diseases ranging from diabetes and Alzheimer's to Parkinson's and spinal cord injuries.
Scientists Create Human Stem Cells Through Cloning
After more than 15 years of failures by scientists around the world and one outright fraud, biologists have finally created human stem cells by the same technique that produced Dolly the cloned sheep in 1996.
TV-Over-Internet Service Hits Atlanta Next Month
Aereo, the startup that offers live television broadcasts over the Internet starting at $8 a month, said it will start service in the Atlanta market on June 17, following an expansion to Boston on Wednesday.
Aaron Swartz Documents to Be Released After Judge's Order
A U.S. judge on Monday ordered the release of previously sealed documents in the criminal hacking case against deceased Internet activist Aaron Swartz.
Sea Levels May Rise 27 Inches on Melting Ice
Sea levels may rise as much as 27 inches through 2100 as water temperatures rise, glaciers melt in the Andes and Himalayas, and ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica shed water, European scientists said.
Yahoo to Ramp up Marketing to Woo Younger Users
Yahoo Inc plans to ramp up advertising and marketing efforts as it seeks to break its reliance on an aging demographic and become more relevant among young adults, the company's finance chief said on Tuesday.
Space Trio Lands in Kazakhstan After Five Months in Orbit
The first Canadian astronaut to command the International Space Station landed safely in Kazakhstan with two crewmates on Tuesday, wrapping up a five-month mission aboard the International Space Station.
Creator Says Order to Remove 3D Gun Design From Web 'Political'
The creator of a downloadable, plastic gun suspects politics are behind a State Department order that his design be removed from the Internet, but he expects his 3-D technology to be a game-changer where federal regulations are concerned.
Sun Unleashes Strongest Solar Flare of 2013 So Far
The sun has fired off a massive flare, the strongest solar eruption this year.The powerful flare occurred Sunday and erupted on the side of the sun that was not facing Earth. While the planet was not hit with radiation, space weather forecasters say the solar blast briefly...
UN: Eat More Insects; Good for You, Good for World
The latest weapon in the U.N.'s fight against hunger, global warming and pollution might be flying by you right now.Edible insects are being promoted as a low-fat, high-protein food for people, pets and livestock. According to the U.N., they come with appetizing side...
Astronaut Makes Music Video aboard Space Station
It's being called the first music video made in space.In an online video, astronaut Chris Hadfield sings the David Bowie song Space Oddity while floating around in zero gravity aboard the International Space Station.The video features shots of a floating guitar that would...
Apple, Google Pressed by N.Y. Over Handheld-Device Thefts
Apple Inc. and Google Inc. are among technology companies being asked by the New York attorney general to take steps to deter thefts of iPhones and other handheld devices and eliminate a black market for the products.
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman wrote to...
Heath King: New Technology Promises to Peer Into a Terrorist's Mind
One may have to look back to the Boston Massacre of 1770, when five unarmed civilians were shot and killed by occupying troops, to find an event of comparable consequence to the Boston bombings in galvanizing resolve to protect the citizenry of our mainland.
Yet in the...
Spacewalking Astronauts Hunt for Station Leak
Two astronauts took a hastily planned spacewalk Saturday to find and, possibly, fix a serious leak at the International Space Station.
Flying Car Could Become a Reality
The flying car has been the stuff of science fiction movies and novels, up until now.
The Massachusetts-based aerospace company Terrafugia announced on Sunday that it has begun feasibility studies on the TF-X, a four seat plug-in hybrid electric flying car.
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