Technology

  • California: 15 percent of cars have zero emissions by 2025
    San_francisco_global_gathering 2016-08-12 21:03:52 UTC
    San Francisco (REUTERS) - A California lawmaker next week will introduce a bill requiring 15 percent of all vehicles sold in the state to be emissions-free by 2025, her spokeswoman said on Friday. Assemblywoman Autumn Burke said the legislation will help ensure that California's current target...

  • Mystery whale has scientists shocked
    Mystery_whale_has_scientists_shocked 2016-08-04 07:39:07 UTC
    Scientists discovered a new species of whale on the island of St. George, Alaska. This species of whale has never been seen alive and is yet to be named. It turns out, according to new research published Tuesday, that this was not a Baird's beaked whale at all, but an entirely new species—a sm...

  • Niantic wants to roll out Pokemon GO in 200 markets soon: CEO
    Pokemon_go_in_san_francisco 2016-07-17 14:39:50 UTC
    The head of the developer behind Nintendo Co Ltd's (7974.T) Pokemon GO said he wanted to launch the smash-hit mobile game in roughly 200 countries and regions "relatively soon" and was working on bolstering server capacity to enable the wider rollout. "Why limit it?" John Hanke, chief executiv...

  • Microsoft to explicitly ban 'terrorist content' on its services
    Microsoft_to_explicitly_ban_'terrorist_content'_on_its_services 2016-05-21 18:38:14 UTC
    With the world growing more concerned about attacks by militant groups on civilians, Microsoft Corp on Friday outlined new policies to crack down what it called "terrorist content" on some of its consumer services. In a blog post, the company said it would ban what it called "terrorist content...

  • "Make Bubbles Great Again" — Donald Trump's feud with Silicon Valley
    Make_bubbles_great_again_%e2%80%94_donald_trumps_feud_with_silicon_valley 2016-05-18 06:46:08 UTC
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Tuesday warned that a dangerous financial bubble has formed in the technology industry - and Silicon Valley responded with a collective eye roll. In a Reuters interview, the New York billionaire said technology start-ups that had never earned a...

  • Mercury makes rare journey across the sun
    Mercury_makes_rare_journey_across_the_sun 2016-05-10 05:20:50 UTC
    The planet Mercury can be seen as a tiny speck, just above and to the left of center, as it makes its transit across the Sun on Monday, May 9, 2016. Be sure to protect your eyes by using a telescope or binoculars featuring proper solar filters. Richard Sanderson, curator of physical science...

  • Astronomers say a Neptune-sized planet lurks beyond Pluto
    It's_probable_a_neptune-sized_planet_lurks_beyond_pluto 2016-01-21 09:03:33 UTC
    The solar system appears to have a new ninth planet. Today, two scientists announced evidence that a body nearly the size of Neptune—but as yet unseen—orbits the sun every 15,000 years. During the solar system’s infancy 4.5 billion years ago, they say, the giant planet was knocked out of the plan...

  • “Spermbot” that can help sperm swim better to eggs
    Sperm_swim_to_egg 2016-01-18 22:35:23 UTC
    <H3><i>A team of German researchers has invented a “spermbot” that can help sperm swim better to improve couples’ fertility, according to a study published recently in the journal Nano Letters.</i><hr></h3> For the millions of American couples that struggle each year to conceive a child, most ...

  • Trump Tower website has outage after Anonymous' anti-Trump rant
    Http-__trumptowerny.com 2015-12-11 20:20:29 UTC
    The website for Trump Towers, Donald Trump's glitzy signature skyscraper in Manhattan, went offline for about an hour on Friday after activist hacking group Anonymous denounced the real-estate mogul and Republican presidential front-runner for his anti-Muslim comments. The website for 68-story...

  • Social media step up battle against militant propaganda
    Facebook 2015-12-06 07:57:06 UTC
    Facebook, Google and Twitter are stepping up efforts to combat online propaganda and recruiting by Islamic militants, but the Internet companies are doing it quietly to avoid the perception that they are helping the authorities police the Web. On Friday, Facebook Inc said it took down a profil...

  • Zuckerberg and wife to give 99 percent of shares to charity
    Facebook's_ceo_and_wife_to_give_99_percent_of_shares_to_their_new_foundation 2015-12-02 08:20:06 UTC
    Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and his wife to give 99 percent of shares to charity. In an unprecedented philanthropic gesture for their generation, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla, celebrated the birth of their daughter with the announcement that they will give $45 billion durin...

  • Mars' atmosphere 'gone with the solar wind': NASA
    Mars'_atmosphere_'gone_with_the_solar_wind'-_nasa 2015-11-06 06:23:52 UTC
    Mars' atmosphere 'gone with the solar wind': NASA We finally have an understanding of how Mars transformed from a once habitable, Earth-like planet into the dry world we see today. NASA researchers have just announced that Mars' once rich atmosphere was stripped away by solar winds in the earl...

  • NASA | Massive Black Hole Shreds Passing Star
    Massive_black_hole_shreds_passing_star 2015-11-02 05:08:33 UTC
    This artist’s rendering illustrates new findings about a star shredded by a black hole. When a star wanders too close to a black hole, intense tidal forces rip the star apart. In these events, called “tidal disruptions,” some of the stellar debris is flung outward at high speed while the rest...

  • The animal that doesn't get cancer
    Naked_mole_rat 2017-06-13 17:05:56 UTC
    <blockquote><h3>Many animals get cancer just like humans do, but there are a few mysterious species that rarely develop it<hr></h3> By <strong>Melissa Hogenboom</strong> Cancer is rife in the animal kingdom. For many, the mortality rate is similar to that suffered by humans. The dogs and c...

  • EU Highest Court Struck Down Data-Transfer Pact With US - Violates Privacy
    Obama_preparing_more_executive_actions_on_gun_control 2015-10-06 16:41:03 UTC
    EU Highest Court Struck Down Data-Transfer Pact With US - Violates Privacy. The court case stemmed from a complaint by Austrian law student Max Schrems, who challenged Facebook's transfers of European users' data to its American servers because of the risk of U.S. snooping, in light of Edward ...

  • Nasa starts year-long isolation to simulate life on Mars
    Nasa_starts_year-long_isolation_to_simulate_life_on_mars 2015-08-30 22:11:05 UTC
    Nasa starts year-long isolation to simulate life on Mars. The isolation experience, which will last a year, will be the longest of its type attempted. Experts estimate that a human mission to the Red Planet could take between one and three years. The six-strong team will live in close quarters...

  • U.S. Scientists Discover Earth-Like Planet
    Kepler-452b_system 2015-07-24 21:17:34 UTC
    NASA's Kepler mission has confirmed the first near-Earth-size planet in the "habitable zone" around a sun-like star. The newly discovered Kepler-452b is the smallest planet to date discovered orbiting in the "habitable zone"—the area around a star where liquid water could pool on the surface of a...

  • Google installed eavesdropping tool on your computers without permission
    Google-eavesdropping-tool-installed-on-computers-without-permission 2015-06-23 16:30:56 UTC
    Google eavesdropping tool installed on computers without permission. Privacy advocates claim always-listening component was involuntarily activated within Chromium, potentially exposing private conversations. Privacy campaigners and open source developers are up in arms over the secret installing...

  • Lost comet lander awakes, sends 'hello' from space
    Rosseta 2015-06-14 20:10:02 UTC
    A robotic space lander has surprised scientists by waking up and sending a signal to Earth, seven months after straying into the shadows of a comet where they feared it might be marooned for ever. The European Space Agency said on Sunday that it had received signals from the lander, named Phil...

  • Scientists identify a gene that makes the call
    Medaka 2015-06-13 04:08:27 UTC
    Egg or sperm? Scientists identify a gene that makes the call. Providing insight into the sometimes mysterious biology of reproduction, researchers in Japan have identified a gene that controls whether the reproductive precursor cells known as germ cells eventually become sperm or eggs. The ...

  • Blood preserved in dinosaur specimens
    Blood-dinasour 2015-06-10 22:59:49 UTC
    Exceptionally preserved organic remains are known throughout the vertebrate fossil record, and recently, evidence has emerged that such soft tissue might contain original components. We examined samples from eight Cretaceous dinosaur bones using nano-analytical techniques; the bones are not excep...

  • Apple muscles into streaming music market
    Apple 2015-06-09 06:26:48 UTC
    San Francisco (Reuters) - Apple launched Apple Music on Monday, a $9.99-a-month streaming music service that may not differ dramatically from competitors but comes with Apple&apos;s deep music roots, global brand and hundreds of millions of iTunes customers. Apple&apos;s push into the streamin...

  • Global warming pause 'no longer valid'
    Gg 2015-06-06 06:59:55 UTC
    US researchers say new evidence casts doubt on the idea that global warming has &quot;slowed&quot; in recent years. <p>A US government laboratory says the much talked about &quot;pause&quot; is an illusion caused by inaccurate data.</p> Updated observations show temperatures did not pla...

  • Nasa Curiosity Rover Finds Water On Mars
    Mars-water 2015-06-23 08:23:56 UTC
    A new twist on the idea that there could be water on Mars has emerged from data collected by the Nasa Curiosity rover indicating that liquid brine may be ubiquitous across the surface of the Red Planet. Scientists have detected the presence of a chemical substance in the Martian soil that abso...

  • LHC restarts after long rebuild: The restart of the Large Hadron Collider is now under way, with protons making their way around its 27km tunnel for the first time since 2013
    Lhc 2015-04-05 10:04:00 UTC
    The restart of the Large Hadron Collider is now under way, with protons making their way around its 27km tunnel for the first time since 2013. Particle beams will soon travel in both directions, inside parallel pipes, at a whisker beneath the speed of light. Actual collisions will not begin for...