Google to Ad Galapagos Islands to Street View
Few have explored the remote volcanic islands of the Galapagos archipelago, an otherworldly landscape inhabited by the world's largest tortoises and other fantastical creatures that inspired Charles Darwin's theory of evolution.
Environmentalists Debunk 'Myth' About High Costs of Nuclear Power
Nuclear energy is more economical than solar energy, say environmentalists Ted Nordhaus and Michael Shellenberger in an opinion piece for The Wall Street Journal.
Doctors Save Ohio Boy by 'printing' an Airway Tube
In a medical first, doctors used plastic particles and a 3-D laser printer to create an airway splint to save the life of a baby boy who used to stop breathing nearly every day.It's the latest advance from the booming field of regenerative medicine, making body parts in the...
NASA Funds Research for 3D Food Printer
As the world's population reaches peak sustainability by the end of the century people might have to look other places for their food sources.
Danish Teenager Makes Rare Viking-era Find With Metal Detector
Danish museum officials say that an archaeological dig last year has revealed 365 items from the Viking era, including 60 rare coins.
Acupuncture Helps Treat Hypothermic Sea Turtles
Two endangered sea turtles that are shells of their former selves after getting stranded on Cape Cod during a cold spell are getting some help easing back into the wild from an acupuncturist.
McCain: 'Why the Hell Do I Have to Update iPhone Apps?'
There was at least one lighthearted moment during the grilling of Apple CEO Tim Cook before a Senate subcommittee on Tuesday.
Microsoft to Build Australian Cloud Computing Centers
Microsoft Corp is expanding its services for hosting and processing online data in Australia with the establishment of two new cloud computing data centers in the country.
Shakespeare's Sonnets Come to Life in New App
A new app launched on Monday aims to bring William Shakespeare's sonnets to the masses with the help of short films starring stage actors performing them in front of New York landmarks.
The Sonnet Project is a free app for the iPhone and iPad that showcases the bard's...
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.
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