CubeSat released from ISS will test new technologies
CubeSat released from ISS will test new technologies
Laurel Kornfeld - Dec 08, 2017
Demonstration project will focus on measuring variations in light emitted by stars.
Linda Mack - Nov 28, 2017
Movie streaming is as popular as ever, but at least a third of Americans still rent or buy hard-copy DVDs, according to an annual entertainment survey. The survey notes that some video stores still cling to life, despite losing business to Web-based services like Netflix.
Kyle Bates - Nov 28, 2017
The new model will roll out by 2021 and will be the basis for many more electric models by 2023, she added, predicting that the company will be producing a million electric vehicles annually within the decade.
Joyce Clark - Nov 23, 2017
The FCC is expected to vote to rescind Obama-era "net neutrality" rules when it meets next month. These rules require Internet service providers to treat all Web traffic equally and prohibits them from limiting access to certain websites or charging more for faster access to other sites.
Zoe Poindexter - Nov 21, 2017
Anthony Levandroski, who may face legal charges from an upcoming trial over self-driving car technology he developed for Waymo, has started a new religion based on the worship of robots.
Leon Clarke - Nov 21, 2017
Elon Musk showcased an upcoming Tesla electric semi-truck and another new electric car alongside each other last Thursday and offered bold promises about each one. The company is having great difficulty sustaining production for its existing vehicle models, however.
Mark Schwartz - Nov 14, 2017
National transportation safety officials headed to Las Vegas on Friday to investigate a collision involving a self-driving shuttle bus. The shuttle bus suffered minor damage to its front when a human-driven delivery truck collided with it.
Lila Alexander - Nov 14, 2017
Spaceflight developer Orbital ATK will conduct a launch Sunday of a pair of satellites that use high-speed lasers to communicate with ground control and each other.
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 13, 2017
Technology could make it possible for a probe to do basic science on Venus for several months or longer.
Jackie Flores - Nov 13, 2017
Twitter, Inc. has halted its verification process after being criticized for giving white nationalist Jason Kessler a blue check mark.
Jackie Flores - Nov 11, 2017
The House Intelligence Committee looking into allegations of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia has agreed to let the executive tied to the so-called Steele dossier testify voluntarily and in a limited way next week.
Paul Pate - Nov 08, 2017
Renewable energy is on a fast growth track in India, where government officials forecast that renewables will provide two-fifths of the country's electricity needs by 2030.
Tracy Williams - Oct 31, 2017
MIT researchers have applied artificial neural network technology to create a software bot that can generate horror story material. The bot read thousands of human-authored scary stories and learned enough from them to spin coherent and macabre sentences and paragraphs.
Jason Spencer - Oct 27, 2017
Researchers from Harvard have developed a robot that is able to both go underwater and come back out of the liquid without breaking.
James Carlin - Oct 25, 2017
New machine learning technology could help researchers detect the low rumblings that happen before earthquakes occur.
Miriam Griffin - Oct 23, 2017
Iran is ramping up its renewable-energy capacity, with collaboration from European energy firms who have invested billions of Euros in the country in the last two years. U.S. sanctions threats have discouraged some, but not all, of these firms from continuing their Iran-based energy enterprises.
Rick Docksai - Oct 21, 2017
Retailers are cutting back on hiring, partly because fewer job seekers are looking for retail work in the first place. Industry experts report that robust job growth in other U.S. economic sectors, combined with the rise of higher-paying work opportunities with "sharing economy" gigs such as Uber, are resulting in fewer and fewer potential retail employees.
Rick Docksai - Oct 19, 2017
An all-electric, self-piloting passenger plane that will offer passengers seats costing no more than a bus pass is under development and may be ready to fly by 2019. The startup developing it envisions their flight service as "Uber meeting Tesla in the sky."
Kyle Bates - Oct 19, 2017
Intel is partnering with Facebook and other tech companies to develop computer chips designed for AI. These chips will be much faster and able to process much greater amounts of data than conventional chips.
James Smith - Oct 16, 2017
The company Razer is set to unleash a new phone that could be focused primarily on gaming.
Ed Mason - Oct 14, 2017
Pornhub plans to use facial recognition AI to make their site more efficient.
David Sims - Oct 14, 2017
Target plans to use Google Express to create an easier, and much more personalized, experience for its shoppers.
Vicky Webb - Oct 13, 2017
Snapchat hopes their new features will cause people to use the app more often.
Jackie Flores - Oct 13, 2017
Microsoft has announced it has no more planned updates for Windows 10 Mobile, essentially ending the platform's future.
Harry Marcolis - Oct 09, 2017
Researcher have developed a new atomic clock that could help detect hard-to-find phenomena, such as dark matter and gravitational waves.
Laurel Kornfeld - Oct 06, 2017
Rescheduling could mean two back-to-back launches for the company.
Tyler Henderson - Oct 02, 2017
British engineers reported successful initial tests Friday of a car that could run as fast as 800 miles per hour--fast enough to break the sound barrier and the current world record of 763 miles per hour for car travel. The actual first drive may have to wait until 2019, however.
Tracy Williams - Oct 02, 2017
Some fake Facebook accounts now tied to Russia posed as black civil-rights activists in order to sow racial discord in the United States, a CNN report alleges. It found that some of these accounts were persuasive enough to generate large U.S. followings.
Wilson Soto - Sep 30, 2017
The Justice Department sent Facebook warrants for the personal data of three users who organized anti-Trump protests. The ACLU is fighting to have the warrants quashed.
Tracy Williams - Sep 27, 2017
A team of international researchers have modeled a new type of aluminum that is both lighter and less dense than current forms of the metal.
Jose Jefferies - Sep 27, 2017
Polaritons are ten-thousand times lighter than electrons and form when a laser shines upon stacked layers of selected atoms such as arsenic, gallium, indium, and aluminium.
Lila Alexander - Sep 26, 2017
Private and public computer systems across the globe have suffered "ransomware" attacks that lock the computer until the user pays the hacker money, but a new strain of the virus is coercing users to send nude photos instead.
Kyle Bates - Sep 26, 2017
Transport for London said that Uber was not conducting sufficient background checks of drivers and was failing to report serious criminal offenses.
Billy Kirk - Sep 25, 2017
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg outlines a nine-step plan to protect the electoral process after agreeing to turn over thousands of political ads bought by Russians during the 2016 presidential campaign.
Ian Marsh - Sep 25, 2017
Facebook is under fire by lawmakers for allowing Russian propagandists to organize pro-Trump rallies on its social media platform.
Joseph Scalise - Sep 11, 2017
The computer guessed correctly about the men's sexual orientations 81% of the time and was right about the women's sexual orientations 74% of the time, the researchers said.
Joseph Scalise - Aug 26, 2017
According to the researchers, the sun heats different pockets of the Earth's surface to differing degrees, and these temperature differences give rise to all types of weather events, from mild breezes to tropical storms.
Kyle Bates - Aug 22, 2017
Nikolai Coster-Waldau, who plays the prince Jaime Lannister on the show, told the Daily Beast that one HBO's executives called him several weeks ago to tell him that his info had been compromised.
Josh Curlee - Aug 19, 2017
Some of the items may be ones that Amazon shoppers have traditionally have sought out elsewhere. Groceries are one such example.
Leon Clarke - Aug 17, 2017
The web host provider of a website that organizes protests against President Trump has cried over a Justice Department request to hand over personal identifying information of all of the site's visitors.
Lila Alexander - Aug 11, 2017
In his tweet, the Wikileaks founder stated clearly his opinion of Google's decision to terminate its employee: "Censorship is for losers.
Joseph Scalise - Dec 05, 2017
A new study shows that people addicted to the internet may suffer brain imbalances similar to those with anxiety or depression.
Joseph Scalise - Dec 01, 2017
Scientists have found a way to harvest electricity from cyanobacteria.
Joseph Scalise - Nov 30, 2017
A new study gives insight into how the brain adapts to using a robotic arm.
Jason Spencer - Nov 29, 2017
A new type of artificial muscle allows soft robots to lift nearly 1,000 times their own weight.
Kathy Fey - Nov 21, 2017
Volvo will sell Uber as may as 24,000 cars for Uber's up-and-coming fleet of driverless cars, under a deal that the two companies recently struck.
Vicky Webb - Nov 16, 2017
A new digital pill could help doctors better monitor patient health.
Paul Pate - Nov 10, 2017
Waymo will take Phoenix, Arizona, residents on test rides of its new self-driving cars in the next few months. The company plans to launch a driver-free ridesharing service that will pick up human passengers nationwide.
Delila James - Nov 07, 2017
Prof. Stephen Hawking believes artificial intelligence eventually will outperform humans.
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 07, 2017
Orbiters will be used as relay stations for data the rover collects.
James Carlin - Nov 03, 2017
A key Senate committee plans to vote next week on a bill that would make websites liable for prosecution if they carry ads for illicit sex-trafficking.
Kyle Bates - Nov 03, 2017
Tesla announced Wednesday that it will not be able to reach its target volume for Model 3 production until early next year, instead of in December as planned.
Tracy Williams - Nov 03, 2017
A group of researchers have developed a way to test for suicidal thoughts and tendencies.
Vicky Webb - Nov 02, 2017
China is testing new bat-sized spy drones that cost less than $200 per drone, are almost invisible to radar, and fly as high as 12 miles above sea level. This altitude puts them in near space, high enough to evade the anti-aircraft fire that can shoot down other drones.
Mark Schwartz - Nov 02, 2017
The Trump administration has issued a plan to subsidize coal and nuclear plants that store fuel on-site. An independent report found that the plan would cost $10.6 billion a year and would prop up facilities that would go out of business due to falling market demand.
James Smith - Nov 01, 2017
Scientists have discovered a process that could limit, and potentially end, overheating in smartphones
Lila Alexander - Oct 31, 2017
The new Apple iPhone X will use facial-recognition technology to automatically unlock when it sees its user's face. This is the first time that a mobile phone features facial-recognition technology, and some privacy advocates worry that the technology is about to spread too fast, too quickly in society and could pose unforeseen risks to individual privacy and safety.
Lucas Rowe - Oct 31, 2017
The new Apple iPhone X sold out less than 10 minutes after Apple made it available for pre-order this morning. The company said that it is striving to fulfill every order, but customers who anticipated receiving their orders within two or three weeks may have to wait at least five or six.
Tyler Henderson - Oct 31, 2017
Saudi Arabia gave citizenship to a human-like robot named Sophia this week, becoming the first-ever nation in history to proclaim a machine to be a citizen. Some critics pointed out an irony, however: Sophia will have more freedom of movement and association than real-life Saudi women.
Miriam Griffin - Oct 27, 2017
Pharmaceutical retailer shares dropped Thursday following news that Amazon has gotten licenses to sell prescription drugs wholesale in at least 12 states. Executives of pharmacy corporations, drug companies, and middleman businesses all expressed concerns that the move, if true, could lead to a major shake-up in drug pricing as Amazon uses its clout to take over the system.
Simon Smith - Oct 23, 2017
Researchers have found a technique that creates extremely thin metal for use in electronics.
Lucas Rowe - Oct 23, 2017
Solar-energy companies inside and outside the United States are waiting in suspense on whether the Trump administration goes through with new import restrictions on foreign-made solar panels. The proposal would cost thousands of solar jobs and stifle solar research, industry leaders said.
Dan Taylor - Oct 17, 2017
A newly developed synthetic cephalopod skin could one day help soft robots change color to blend in with their environment.
Lucas Rowe - Oct 16, 2017
Facebook's new Oculus Go VR headset is another big push at making VR more popular.
Leon Clarke - Oct 16, 2017
Uber rejected a $1 billion lawsuit-settlement demand from Waymo, who is suing Uber over alleged theft of trade secrets. If the two companies don't agree on another settlement, they will go to trial in December.
Miriam Griffin - Oct 16, 2017
A gene therapy for a genetically inherited form of blindness got approval from an FDA panel Thursday and could get final agency approval for market by January. If the FDA signs off on it, it will be the first-ever genetic treatment for a genetically inherited disease to be available to U.S. consumers.
Kathy Fey - Oct 14, 2017
Millions of Pornhub users were tricked in the past year by a malware program that posed as a legitimate software update that they could download.
Joseph Scalise - Oct 14, 2017
Apple plans to team up with LG in order to create foldable phone screens.
Kristy Douglas - Oct 14, 2017
For the first time, Amazon's Echo will be able to tell people apart by the sound of their voice.
Vicky Webb - Oct 13, 2017
OnePlus devices are taking data from their users and sending it to the company's private servers.
Billy Kirk - Oct 13, 2017
Google has been forced to disable the Home Mini's touch sensor after early versions of the device were constantly recording all the noises around them.
Joseph Scalise - Oct 11, 2017
Interracial marriages have grown much more common in the last 20 years, and online dating may have been a key contributing factor.
Joseph Scalise - Oct 11, 2017
A new report reveals that wind turbines on the open ocean have the potential to create much more energy than the ones on land.
Steve Colyer - Oct 05, 2017
A new study finds that a third of all smartphone notifications make people upset in some way.
Kyle Bates - Oct 02, 2017
Sir James Dyson has attained great success in the home appliance market, but he announced this week that he is going to pour more than half his fortune into making electric cars. Dyson has never built electric cars before, but he hopes that his expertise in electric components and battery power will help him shine.
Rick Docksai - Oct 02, 2017
Ride-sharing services such as Lyft and Uber have been reaching out to elderly-care facilities to gain customers among car-less elderly residents. Both companies are rolling out new apps and amenities to make their services more accessible to generations of new users who didn't grow up with smartphones.
Carmelo Sheppard - Sep 25, 2017
A team of researchers has created a new artificial muscle that could help robots lift far beyond their own body weight.
Carmelo Sheppard - Sep 14, 2017
These new robots act in a similar manner, where they can perform simple activities by themselves and much more complex ones when paired together.
Jose Jefferies - Sep 13, 2017
"Supercharger stations in urban areas will be installed in convenient locations, including supermarkets, shopping centers and downtown districts.
Jose Jefferies - Sep 13, 2017
The verdict is the latest of several fines that European governments have levied against the social-networking giant this year. And more friction between Facebook and European regulators may be yet to come.
Jackie Flores - Aug 29, 2017
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders refused to answer questions about Dearborn's email or if the Trump campaign followed through with the meeting.
Laurel Kornfeld - Aug 29, 2017
Amazon secured approvals Wednesday for its proposed acquisition of Whole Foods from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and Whole Foods' shareholders.
Kyle Bates - Aug 24, 2017
Orozco said that Facebook will need to find ways to become more compelling to the youth demographic. Facebook owns Instagram and can recoup some of its lost Facebook profits from Instagram's growing popularity.
Adam Widmer - Aug 22, 2017
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), a nonprofit organization dedicated to defending civil liberties in the digital world, agrees.
Joseph Scalise - Aug 22, 2017
The trial will start in October and pits Waymo, a self-driving car project started by Google's Alphabet, against Uber.
Joseph Scalise - Aug 09, 2017
The Federal Aviation Administration is now formulating laws that would give police officers the means to find the identity of a UAV's operator and enable police surveillance to locate the UAV and follow its flight path.
Mark Schwartz - Jul 30, 2017
Chinese engineers reportedly have developed will host a new quantum-based communications platform that is truly immune to hacking--a potential game-changer for the world's communications systems if true.
Mark Schwartz - Jul 26, 2017
Uber isn't the only ride-share company seeking to develop self-driving cars: Lyft announced on Thursday that it has formed a "self-driving car division" and will soon open a facility for it in Palo Alto, Calif.
Chad Young - Jul 14, 2017
The lawsuit, which was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, names Trump, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer.
Mark Schwartz - Jul 10, 2017
North Korea is on U.S. officials' minds more than usual these days, in part because of its recent missile launch, and U.S.
Mae Owen - Jul 10, 2017
The pathogen, a bacterium called Xylella fastidiosa, turned up in a sample of 17 almond trees in eastern Valencia, according to Elena Cebrian, a local agricultural official.