Wyoming Cave With Fossil Secrets to be Excavated
For the first time in three decades, scientists are about to revisit one of North America's most remarkable troves of ancient fossils: the bones of thousands of animals piled at least 30 feet deep at the bottom of a sinkhole-type cave.
FTC Commissioner Warns on Mobile Health-Data Gathering
Federal Trade Commissioner Julie Brill, speaking in Washington on Wednesday, expressed concern about the way apps on smartphones and mobile devices are siphoning sensitive health data, and how some of that information may then be shared with third parties.
GOP Aims to Overcome Digital Divide With Democrats
Republicans are beginning to close the digital gap with their rivals across the aisle, as the GOP House leadership takes the lead toward a more tech-savvy operation to reach voters who are increasingly plugged into a digital world, Politico reports.
Genetic Mapping Triggers New Hope on Schizophrenia
Apple Asks Suppliers to Produce up to 80 Million Large-Screen IPhones
Apple has asked suppliers to manufacture between 70 million and 80 million of its two upcoming large-screen iPhones by the end of the year, its largest initial production run of iPhones, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Lake Ontario 'Shark' a Hoax to Promote Discovery Program
Lake Ontario's mysterious "shark" turned out to all be a hoax concocted by a film crew to create publicity around Discovery Canada's Shark Week programs in August, according to a Discovery Channel statement.
Professor: Robots Are the Future of Elder Care
Many older people need someone who is always there to help them with their everyday tasks, to listen to their stories, and to help them live independently - in other words, a robot caregiver,writes an associate professor of geriatrics in Sunday's New York Times.
Pilots Blinded by Solar Panels in Southern California
Intense glare from California's Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in San Bernardino County could be endangering air traffic between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, Breitbart reported.
A July 17 study by the Sandia National Laboratories indicated that mirrored heliostats,...
Apple Discussing Job With Ex-Obama Spokesman Jay Carney
Apple Inc. has talked with former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney about a public-relations job, a friend of his said.Carney hasn't made up his mind, according to the person, who asked not to be named because the discussions are private and no agreement has been...
Snowden Seeks to Develop Anti-Surveillance Technologies
Edward Snowden, a former U.S. spy agency contractor who leaked details of major U.S. surveillance programs, called on supporters at a hacking conference in New York City to spur development of easy-to-use technologies to subvert government surveillance programs around the...
Web Clicks Replace Stethoscopes as Internet Care Grows
Health insurers want you to see the doctor, just not in an office or hospital.
Scientists: Mount Rainier Will Erupt Again
Scientists have determined that Mount Rainier volcano will erupt again, but the question of when remains unanswered.
Company Creates Brain Truth Scan to Prevent Insider Attacks
An American company has developed a truth-detecting brain scan system that could help deal with the increasing danger from "insider threats" to U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, Defense One reported.
Earthquake Risk Increased for One-Third of US
A new federal earthquake map dials up the shaking hazard just a bit for about one-third of the United States and lowers it for one-tenth of the nation.The U.S. Geological Survey updated Thursday its national seismic hazard maps for the first time since 2008, taking into...
Mysterious Siberia Hole Opens Up at 'End of the World'
A giant, mysterious crater has formed in northern Siberia's Yamal peninsula, known as the "end of the world."
Buzz Aldrin: Where Were You When I Walked on Moon?
On July 20, 1969, Buzz Aldrin was out of town when the world united and rejoiced in a way never seen before or since.He and Neil Armstrong were on the moon.They missed the whole celebration 45 years ago this Sunday. So did Michael Collins, orbiting solo around the moon in...
NASA: Habitable Worlds With Extraterrestrial Life Are Likely Out There
NASA scientists have said finding habitable worlds in the universe is a possibility in the next 20 years.
House Backs Permanent Ban on Internet Access Taxes
The U.S. House of Representatives voted on Tuesday to ban permanently taxes on Internet access, a prohibition that is now temporary and is set to expire in 16 weeks.
Airbus Unveils More Fuel-Efficient Passenger Jet
The Farnborough International Show in England opened this week with the announcement by Airbus Industries that it was developing an airplane that could achieve far greater fuel efficiency than previous models.
Pew: Nevada, California Lead Wiretap Hotspots
Nevada is the state where the most wiretaps were conducted in 2013 when population is factored in, a review by Pew Research Center reveals.
Citing an annual list of the states where federal and state judges authorized the monitoring of phone communications, California, the...
Obama Pushing Research on Cars That Talk to Cars
President Barack Obama is envisioning a time when cars will be able to talk with other cars or with America's roads. He says such technology could prevent crashes, cut down on traffic and save gasoline.Obama on Tuesday will visit a federal highway research center in...
Study: US Alzheimer's Rate Seems to Be Dropping
The rate of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias is falling in the United States and some other rich countries - good news about an epidemic that is still growing simply because more people are living to an old age, new studies show.An American over age 60 today has a 44...
Experts: Close 'Back Doors' NSA Used to Hack US Software
U.S. government standards for software may enable spying by the National Security Agency through widely used coding formulas that should be jettisoned, some of the country's top independent experts concluded in papers released on Monday.
Such mathematical formulas, or...
Got a Rash? IPad, Other Devices Might be the Cause
Unexplained rash? Check your iPad. It turns out the popular tablet computer may contain nickel, one of the most common allergy-inducing metals.Recent reports in medical journals detail nickel allergies from a variety of personal electronic devices, including laptops and...
Pentagon Confirms Successful Test Of Self-Guided Bullets
The Pentagon's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency disclosed the first successful live-fire tests demonstrating in-flight guidance of .50-caliber bullets.
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