Ebola Vaccine Success Holds Hope for End of Deadly Scourge
The world is on the verge of being able to protect humans against Ebola, the World Health Organization said on Friday, as a trial in Guinea found a vaccine to have been 100 percent effective.
Germans Working on 'Thermal Signature' for Face Recognition
While modern face recognition systems are unable to view people in places with poor lighting or in darkness, German researchers have developed new technology based on a person's thermal signature instead of relying on traditional methods, according to RT, a Russian state-funded television network.
Japan Fires Powerful Laser Likened to 'Death Star' Beam
Japan says that it has created and fired the world's most powerful laser and researchers have plans to make it even stronger.
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg: Virtual Reality The Next Big Thing
Thought video was huge for Facebook? The get ready for virtual reality: That was one of the messages Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg gave investors during the company's Q2 2015 earnings call. Immersive 3D content is the obvious next thing after video, Zuckerberg...
Report: Rocket With 'Warp-Like' Drive Might Actually Work
A futuristic method of powering a spacecraft using a so-called "warp drive" that could reach the moon in four hours reportedly works, The Telegraph reports.
Report: Military Developing Plasma Weapon for Crowd Control
The Department of Defense is developing a new nonlethal, but very high-tech, plasma weapon designed to disperse crowds and enemies with loud noises, Defense One reports.
Hawking, Musk Sign Letter Warning of Artificial Intelligence 'Arms Race'
Physicist Stephen Hawking, business magnate Elon Musk, and more than 1,000 engineers have signed a letter that warns about artificial intelligence and the negative consequences they say come with it.The letter claims the technology that could make artificial intelligence a...
TV Networks Court YouTube Crowd in Quest for Digital Viewers
For the first time, cable TV network Nickelodeon staged a casting call at VidCon, a convention held this weekend that drews stars of YouTube and social media like Vine, Instagram, and Snapchat and their passionate followers.
Earth-Like Planet Discovered Using NASA's Kepler Space Telescope
Scientists using NASA's powerful Kepler telescope have found a planet beyond the solar system that is a close match to Earth.
Study of Kiwi DNA Reveals Bird Lost Its Color Vision
Scientists say they have sequenced the genome of the brown kiwi for the first time, revealing that the shy, flightless bird likely lost its ability to see colors after it became nocturnal tens of millions of years ago.Inspection of the kiwi's DNA also showed...
NASA: 'Another Earth' Among Kepler Discoveries
NASA on Thursday will announce "major new discoveries" from its Kepler space telescope mission, including "another Earth," according to news reports.
SpaceX Says 2-Foot Strut Snapped, Brought Down Rocket
SpaceX suspects a 2-foot steel strut snapped inside its rocket and led to last month's launch accident.The company's founder and chief executive, Elon Musk, said Monday that hundreds of these struts had flown many times before without any problem. But two minutes into the...
Pioneer: Artificial Intelligence May Be As Dangerous as Nukes
Artificial intelligence may be as dangerous as a nuclear weapon, a leading research scientist says.
NASA Taking First Steps to Colonizing the Moon
NASA may use the huge cavernous craters on the moon's surface to build colonies inhabited by humans.
Studies: Cellphone Use By Parents Leaves Kids 'Sad, Angry'
Cellphone use by parents may have a negative impact on children's mental health, psychologists are warning.
Comcast Launching $15-a-Month Streaming Service
Cable giant Comcast has announced a new streaming TV service, aptly named Stream, that will be available to all customers by early 2016.
Stream will debut in Boston at the end of the summer, followed by Chicago and Seattle, according to the company's website.
Global Warming? 'Mini Ice Age' on Its Way
The Earth will experience a mini ice age starting in 15 years, scientists are warning.
WSJ: Businesses Must Act Responsibly with 'Smart City' Data
In theory, digitally wired "smart cities" using technology to control a host of services, such as mass transit, utilities and healthcare, will create a super-efficient infrastructure, aid urban planning and improve the well-being of the populace.
Spotted Face of Distant Pluto Coming into Focus
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is closing fast on an unexpectedly spotted Pluto, the most distant planetary body ever explored.
From New Horizon's position more than 3 billion miles (4.88 billion km) from Earth, radio signals, traveling at the speed of light, take nearly...
Researchers: Earth Facing Imminent Ice Age
The scientists who issued dire warning during the 1970s about an impending new Ice Age that would start in about the year 2020 may have been right after all, with scientific researchers now warning that in about five years, the Earth may start to dip into a miniature Ice...
NASA Picks 4 Astronauts to Fly 1st Commercial Space Missions
NASA has selected four veteran astronauts to lead the way back into orbit from U.S. soil.On Thursday, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden named the four who will fly on capsules built by private companies - SpaceX and Boeing. Each astronaut has test pilot experience and has...
Nobel Laureate Says Obama's 'Dead Wrong' on Global Warming
A Nobel Prize-winning scientist who supported President Barack Obama has said that he does not believe global warming is a problem, and has openly criticized the president for his position on the issue.
Spacecraft Closing in on Pluto Hits Speed Bump, but Recovers
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is on track to sweep past Pluto next week despite hitting a speed bump that temporarily halted science collection.
Study: Home Depot Has Better Cybersecurity Than Defense Contractors
A new study questions how strong federal government contractors' cybersecurity is, claiming Home Depot's computers are more secure.
Buzz Aldrin: Falcon 9's Failure a Blip in Growing Space Business
The failed commercial SpaceX Falcon 9 flight shows the importance of "getting down to business" when it comes to the future of the United States' space program, Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin says, and furthering the "NASA-private sector bond."
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