Technology

  • Analysis: In Asia, BlackBerry's RIM sees a glimmer of hope
    Webblackberry_j_1365932cl-8 2012-04-18 18:40:21 UTC
    JAKARTA (Reuters) - The launch in India of a new BlackBerry by Research In Motion Ltd is not just a nod to its lower-end users who love it less for its security, push email and seamless roaming than for its simplicity and its Messaging. It's a str...
  • Human-made earthquakes reported in central U.S
    Oklahoma-man-made-earthquake-swarm 2012-04-18 02:08:05 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of earthquakes in the central United States rose "spectacularly" near where oil and gas drillers disposed of wastewater underground, a process that may have caused geologic faults to slip, U.S. government geologis...
  • NASA clears SpaceX for cargo run to space station
    Nasa 2012-04-17 01:09:14 UTC
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - NASA on Monday cleared a cargo ship owned by Space Exploration Technologies for a test flight to the International Space Station that is scheduled to launch on April 30, NASA officials said. The Dragon missio...
  • Greenpeace: e-car is just 'mobility for the rich'
    0__15880764_401_00 2012-04-15 04:48:57 UTC
    The electric car is supposed to be a useful way of tackling climate change by reducing CO2 emissions. But even environmental activists are now criticizing the e-cars currently available. Environmental organization Greenpeace has lambasted the...
  • Movie clips help ease drug craving
    Untitled 2012-04-15 03:59:09 UTC
    Watching a five-minute video can help whitewash memories of past drug use in former heroin addicts and ease their cravings, a new study shows. By weakening mental ties between drug-related paraphernalia and the desire to use, the method may be a p...
  • Underground resistance
    Untitled 2012-04-15 03:54:32 UTC
    Even though bacteria in Lechuguilla Cave have been cut off from the surface for millions of years and were never exposed to antibiotics for medicine or agriculture, most of the 93 strains analyzed in a new study are resistant to several antibiotic...
  • Molting cleanses water fleas
    Untitled 2012-04-15 03:46:57 UTC
    Getting naked may help to protect a species of tiny water flea. When Daphnia magna molts, its discarded body armor can carry away harmful bacteria, a new study finds. The work is the first time molting has been shown to safeguard against parasi...
  • Targeting the mobile market
    120409_instagram_hmed_1147p.photoblog500 2012-04-11 20:15:45 UTC
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - It's not often that a two-year-old start-up becomes a $1 billion company. Yet Instagram, a popular smartphone application that allows users to tweak photos and share them with their friends, was paid that by Facebook Inc in...
  • Mona Lisa doesn't need Google Art Project
    6a00d8341c630a53ef0168e9d45a5f970c-600wi 2012-04-10 06:05:51 UTC
    LAT- Since Google Art Project launched, art lovers have been asking why the world's most famous painting -- Leonardo Da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" -- isn't included on the site that features digitized images of works from select museum collections around...
  • Facebook to buy Instagram for $1 billion
    120409_instagram_hmed_1147p.photoblog500 2012-04-10 04:56:18 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook will pay $1 billion in cash and stock for Instagram, a 2-year-old photo-sharing application developer, in its largest-ever acquisition just months before the No. 1 social media website is expected to go public. ...
  • ISIS Militants Attacked Two Villages in Dibis, North of Kirkuk
    Isis_militants_attacked_two_villages_in_dibis__north_of_kirkuk 2017-10-17 20:22:02 UTC
    The move by the militants comes as Iraqi forces took control of Kirkuk after Peshmerga withdrew their forces. ISIS militants have attacked two villages in Dibis, north of Kirkuk, according to a Rudaw reporter. The two villages are Makha and...
  • Stem cell treatment spurs cartilage growth
    Screen_shot_2012-04-08_at_3.45.29_pm 2012-04-08 22:44:32 UTC
    SCIENCE NEWS- A small molecule dubbed kartogenin encourages stem cells to take on the characteristics of cells that make cartilage, a new study shows. And treatment with kartogenin allowed many mice with arthritis-like cartilage damage in a knee t...
  • The H-1B Visa Program
    The_h-1b_visa_program 2017-04-19 04:09:18 UTC
    <blockquote><h3>The H-1B Visa Program: A Primer on the Program and Its Impact on Jobs, Wages, and the Economy</h3> Every year, U.S. employers seeking highly skilled foreign professionals submit their petitions on the first business day in April...
  • Extreme eaters show abnormal brain activity
    Screen_shot_2012-04-08_at_3.19.40_pm 2012-04-08 22:15:25 UTC
    CHICAGO — Certain brain areas are sluggish in people who eat too little and hyperactive in people who eat too much, a new study finds. The results, presented April 3 at the annual meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, are based on brai...
  • Planets’ gravity tidies stellar ring
    Exoplanet_rings 2012-04-08 22:00:58 UTC
    Two small planets might be sculpting an enormous dust ring around the star Fomalhaut, a mere 25 light-years away from Earth. But it’s not too likely that either planet is the notorious Fomalhaut b, which once held the title of the first directl...
  • Mike Flynn Seeks Immunity To Testify
    Michael_flynn_pleads_guilty__wants_cooperating_in_russia_probe 2017-03-31 03:01:29 UTC
    <blockquote><h2>Former national security adviser may know details of Russia ties</h2> <h3>President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn is reportedly willing to testify about the Trump team’s ties with Russia in exchan...
  • Romney criticizes Biden on consulate attack
    Rising_sea_levels_amid_hurricane_threats 2012-10-13 04:17:53 UTC
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Broadening his attack on administration foreign policy, Mitt Romney accused Vice President Joe Biden on Friday of "doubling down on denial" in a dispute over security at a diplomatic post in Libya that was overrun by terrorist...
  • EU sent inspectors to examine Spain deficit figures
    Gunfire_erupted_inside_a_packed_nightclub_in_cincinnati__ohio 2012-03-13 17:10:08 UTC
    Inspectors from the European Commission have been in Spain to evaluate its 2011 budget deficit after the numbers came in much higher than expected, the EU executive said on Friday. Spain said at the end of February that its budget deficit was 8....
  • How the U.S. is using terrorists' smartphones and laptops to defeat them
    Michael_flynn_pleads_guilty__wants_cooperating_in_russia_probe 2018-02-04 04:58:15 UTC
    BETHESDA, Md. – Smartphones helped terror organizations grow and communicate. Now the devices are contributing to their downfall. In a nondescript, highly secured building in this Washington suburb, a group of U.S. government technicians and l...