Microsoft's Windows propels pleasant 3Q surprise
2012-04-20 05:26:24 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft produced a surprisingly strong quarter to start the year, pleasing investors looking forward to even bigger things from the software maker's much-anticipated overhaul of Windows operating system next fall.
The performance announced Thursday defied the conventiona...
Top U.S. colleges to offer free classes online
2012-04-18 16:54:35 UTC
(Reuters) - Five prestigious U.S. universities will create free online courses for students worldwide through a new, interactive education platform dubbed Coursera, the founders announced Wednesday.
The two founders, both professors of computer science at Stanford University, also announced th...
Lockheed braces for cuts in space programs
2012-04-18 01:51:27 UTC
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (Reuters) - The U.S. Defense Department is unlikely to kill major military satellite programs even if it is forced to double $487 billion in spending cuts already planned for the next decade, but cuts and delays are a sure bet, a senior Lockheed Martin Corp <LMT.N> exec...
NASA clears SpaceX for cargo run to space station
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 mission would be the first time a privately owned and op...
Greenpeace: e-car is just 'mobility for the rich'
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 development of the electric car. Greenpeace Germa...
Molting cleanses water fleas
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 parasites, says evolutionary biologist David Duneau of C...
Targeting the mobile market
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 a deal announced on Monday.
The purchase of th...
Mona Lisa doesn't need Google Art Project
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 the world.
The simple answer is that the "Mona...
Fruit fly biorhythms differ indoors and out
2012-04-08 21:57:27 UTC
The first big study of daily rhythms in fruit flies outdoors doesn’t match some of the basic results from decades of lab tests.
Fruit flies flittering in lab containers have revealed much about how light can set the master molecular clock that ticks out a daily beat in living organisms. Yet wa...
Mike Flynn Seeks Immunity To Testify
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 exchange for immunity from prosecution.</h3>
How the U.S. is using terrorists' smartphones and laptops to defeat them
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 linguists are downloading massive amounts of data f...