Technology

  • 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...
  • 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 de...
  • 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 i...
  • 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 g...
  • 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 n...
  • 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's deep music roots, global brand and hundreds of millions of iTunes...
  • Global warming pause 'no longer valid'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> ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 spe...
  • Google Chromebit packs an entire Chrome OS computer into an HDMI stick
    Google_chromebit_packs_an_entire_chrome_os_computer_into_an_hdmi_stick 2015-03-31 18:23:05 UTC
    Google's Chrome-flavored hardware portfolio continues to grow with even more slightly hidden but very palatable options for business users abound. Among the bevy of new Chromebooks and Chrome OS update is the new Chromebit, a thumb drive-sized ...
  • Feds Demand Reddit Identify Users of a Dark-Web Drug Forum
    Reddit 2015-03-31 17:38:13 UTC
    Over the last year, Reddit’s “dark net markets” discussion forum has grown into one of the central fixtures of the online drug scene. At any given moment, hundreds of redditors are browsing reddit.com/r/darknetmarkets, many brazenly discussing ano...
  • Giant ancient salamander was bigger than a human
    Giant 2015-03-24 01:27:54 UTC
    Before dinosaurs came along, one of Earth’s top predators was a salamanderlike amphibian that lived in tropical areas of the supercontinent Pangaea. Fossils unearthed from a 30- to 40-centimeter-thick bone bed in southern Portugal suggest the crea...
  • Scientists call to action: Climate collapsing while we’re napping
    Global-warming 2015-03-21 18:17:42 UTC
    For the first time in about five years, it looks like <i><strong>El Niño</i></strong> has arrived, a climatic change involving atmospheric air pressure changes and warmer-than-average sea surface temperatures in the central Pacific Ocean near the ...
  • Jupiter’s Moon: NASA Finds Underground Ocean Beneath Ganymede
    Jubiter-moon-ocean 2015-03-12 23:10:59 UTC
    "A deep ocean under the icy crust of Ganymede opens up further exciting possibilities for life beyond Earth,” says NASA’S Science Mission Directorate, John Grunsfeld. Ganymede is the largest moon in our solar system. In fact, it is larger than ...
  • A massive attack to bring down the whole internet is possible
    Internet 2015-03-11 04:41:23 UTC
    The internet is unbreakable. At least, we think it is. That’s why when something goes extremely viral, such as pictures of Kim Kardashian’s bottom or #thedress, we joke about it “breaking the internet”. This is because, well, that obviously isn’t ...
  • Stop Spying on Wikipedia Users
    Wikipedia 2015-03-10 17:05:10 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO — TODAY, we’re filing a lawsuit against the National Security Agency to protect the rights of the 500 million people who use Wikipedia every month. We’re doing so because a fundamental pillar of democracy is at stake: the free exchan...
  • Dark matter's mysteries : Analyzing billions of cosmic rays
    Gg 2015-03-09 16:56:48 UTC
    In the near vacuum of outer space, each rare morsel of matter tells a story. A speedy proton may have been propelled by the shock wave of an exploding star. A stray electron may have teetered on the precipice of a black hole, only to be flung away...
  • Two Clusters of stars found on the edge of Milky Way
    Milky-way 2015-03-09 16:44:02 UTC
    Two clusters of stars have been found in a cloud hovering on the outskirts of the galaxy. Thousands of light-years from the spiral arms of the Milky Way, the clusters are the most distant ever observed in the galaxy, scientists report online Febru...
  • New evidence: Asteroid's 'bad timing' killed off dinosaurs
    Asteroid_killed_off_dinosaurs-diaalnews.com 2014-07-28 05:24:16 UTC
    Dinosaurs might have survived the catastrophic impact that ended their reign had the devastating asteroid that slammed into the Earth arrived at a "more convenient time", a scientist has claimed. As a result humans would probably not exist. The...
  • Google faces data watchdogs over 'right to be forgotten'
    Eu_antitrust_regulators_hit_alphabet_unit_google_with_a_record__2.7_billion_fine 2014-07-24 20:49:44 UTC
    Google has met data regulators from across the European Union to discuss the implications of the recent "right to be forgotten" ruling. An EU court ruled in May that links to "irrelevant" and outdated data should be erased from searches on requ...
  • iPhone 6 screen could be sapphire-glass blend, says expert
    Iphone6-diaalnews.com 2014-07-22 06:19:01 UTC
    Apple has patents for a sapphire-glass blend screen that could explain why sandpaper can scratch a supposed leaked iPhone 6 screen, the Guardian has established. A new video that apparently shows a 4.7in sapphire screen from an iPhone 6 being s...
  • Silicon Valley's High-Paid High School Interns
    Silicon_valley's_high-paid_high_school-diaalnews.com 2014-07-11 19:04:32 UTC
    After Facebook (FB) recruited Michael Sayman last November, it didn’t mess around—it flew him out from Miami to meet Mark Zuckerberg. The chief executive talked to Sayman about 4 Snaps, the mobile game he built using Facebook’s development tools t...
  • Sexism in Silicon Valley
    Tinder-diaalnews.com 2014-07-03 07:57:00 UTC
    Managers in Silicon Valley call it the “Dave rule”: to assure proper gender balance you must have at least as many women on your team as guys named Dave. It is an insider joke delivered, depending on who says it, with a smile or wince, because ...
  • Facebook Tinkers With Users’ Emotions in News Feed Experiment, Stirring Outcry
    Facebook-marketing-social-strategies-tobi 2014-06-30 04:42:01 UTC
    To Facebook, we are all lab rats. Facebook routinely adjusts its users’ news feeds — testing out the number of ads they see or the size of photos that appear — often without their knowledge. It is all for the purpose, the company says, of creat...
  • Evolution: Violence shaped male faces
    15360_evolution-_violence_shaped_male_faces-diaalnews.com 2014-06-09 08:15:48 UTC
    A new theory suggests that our male ancestors evolved beefy facial features as a defence against fist fights. The bones most commonly broken in human punch-ups also gained the most strength in early "hominin" evolution. They are also the bon...