Biology

Year in space put US astronaut's disease defenses on alert

Feb 15, 2019

Scientists find that astronaut who spent nearly a year in space had his immune system go on high alert

Love on the rocks: Penguins celebrating Valentine's Day

Feb 13, 2019

In what has become an annual Valentine's Day tradition, biologists handed out red felt hearts to African penguins at a San Francisco aquarium

PBS' 'Finding Your Roots' looks into political leaders' past

Feb 11, 2019

Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr., says he hopes this season of the PBS series 'Finding Your Roots' helps a divided U.S. see how all Americans have unique family mysteries

Dog DNA testing takes off, and generates debate

Feb 11, 2019

DNA testing for dogs has surged in recent years, with over a million dogs tested in little over a decade. DNA testing for dogs has surged in recent years, with more than 1 million dogs tested in little over a decade

Desert attraction temporarily closes after 4 dolphin deaths

Feb 8, 2019

Dolphinaris Arizona says it will close temporarily as a panel of experts investigates potential factors in the death of four dolphins

Fish pass mirror test, but does it mean they're self-aware?

Feb 7, 2019

Scientists report that a fish appears to recognize itself in a mirror _ and that raises a key question for experts in animal mental prowess

Engineering

Tappy the robot is behind part of charges against Huawei

Jan 29, 2019

The U.S. government is alleging Chinese tech company Huawei went so far as to steal a robot's arm in its bid to get its hands on T-Mobile's trade secrets

Genoa mayor says new bridge to be built by Christmas 2019

Dec 15, 2018

Genoa mayor says new bridge to be built by Christmas 2019 to replace the one that collapsed

How 'net neutrality' became a hot-button issue

Nov 5, 2018

Once a nerdy engineering issue, net neutrality is pushing a lot of buttons these days.

China opens mega-bridge linking Hong Kong to mainland

Oct 23, 2018

China opens world's longest sea-crossing bridge linking Hong Kong to mainland

California homeowners: Wildfire cleanup made matters worse

Oct 8, 2018

One year after wildfires devastated Northern California's wine country and destroyed thousands of homes, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' first experience cleaning up after a wildfire has turned into an expensive bureaucratic mess.

Engineers search for cause in cracked beam at transit hub

Sep 27, 2018

San Francisco officials are struggling to find the source of unusual cracking in support beams that shut down a $2 billion transit center

Virtual Reality Technology

Virtual reality tour brings biblical-era Jerusalem to life

Sep 5, 2018

A Jerusalem museum is breathing life into the ancient city with a new virtual reality tour that allows visitors to experience how archaeologists believe Jerusalem looked 2,000 years ago

Japanese students use VR to recreate Hiroshima bombing

Aug 7, 2018

Japanese high school students produce 5-minute virtual reality experience that recreates the sights and sounds of Hiroshima immediately before, during and after the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb on the city

Ditch the joystick? Swiss develop jacket that pilots drones

Aug 2, 2018

Scientists, engineers and robotics experts at Switzerland's Ecole Polytechnique Federal de Lausanne university have developed a jacket that allows for hands-free flying of drones

Department stores making themselves over in beauty battle

Jun 1, 2018

Department stores giving beauty aisles a makeover as specialty stores and discounters gain more of the market

The Latest: Zuckerberg striking right tone, analysts say

May 1, 2018

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is apparently striking the right tone at the f8 developer conference _ a mix of humor, seriousness and grit that is giving observers some confidence he can navigate the company out of its latest privacy scandal

At Tribeca, virtual reality tackles harsh real-world issues

Apr 23, 2018

A pair of virtual and augmented reality installations premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival provocatively place the user in positions of power

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