Astronomy

NASA's asteroid chaser swings by Earth on way to space rock

Sep 22, 2017

NASA's asteroid-chasing spacecraft, Osiris-Rex, swings by Earth on Friday on its way to a space rock

Mars research crew emerges after 8 months of isolation

Sep 18, 2017

Six NASA-backed research subjects who have been living in a Mars-like habitat on a remote Hawaii volcano since January have emerged from isolation

Mars research subjects to emerge after 8 months of isolation

Sep 15, 2017

After eight months of living in isolation on a remote Hawaii volcano, six NASA-backed research subjects will emerge from their Mars-like habitat

Biology

California condor takes flight in wild after near extinction

Sep 20, 2017

The endangered California condor is making a slow but steady comeback in the wild three decades after the giant bird went nearly extinct

The big question: Will cancer immune therapy work for me?

Sep 20, 2017

Gene tests may help gauge who will benefit from cancer immune system treatments

Pope overhauls key institute to reflect his vision of family

Sep 19, 2017

Pope Francis has overhauled the Vatican institute most closely associated with the conservative sexual morals promoted by St. John Paul II, saying it was necessary to adapt and expand its mission to address the reality of today's Catholics

Chemistry

Heinz Awards: Doc in Flint, Michigan, water crisis, 4 others

Sep 14, 2017

A pediatrician who helped call attention to childhood health risks from exposure to lead in Flint, Michigan's water supply is one of five people being honored with $250,000 prizes from the Pittsburgh-based Heinz Family Foundation

EPA delayed chemical safety rule after industry complaints

Aug 31, 2017

The Trump administration delayed an Obama-era rule that would have tightened safety requirements for companies that store large quantities of dangerous chemicals such as a chemical plant near Houston that exploded early Thursday

Feds: Texas man tried planting bomb on Confederate statue

Aug 21, 2017

A Houston man has been arrested after being accused by authorities of trying to damage or destroy a Confederate statue at a Houston park with explosives

Consumer Electronics

Review: iTunes video upgrade makes the new Apple TV worth it

Sep 21, 2017

Review: Apple's new TV-streaming gadget is nice, but an iTunes video upgrade makes it a real winner

Google buys HTC's Pixel team in $1.1B bet on devices

Sep 21, 2017

Google is biting off a big piece of device manufacturer HTC for $1.1 billion to expand its efforts to build phones, speakers and other gadgets equipped with its arsenal of digital services

Japanese video gaming adapting new tech for familiar titles

Sep 21, 2017

The Japanese video game industry is finding its way out of the doldrums, by adapting new technology for decades-old titles

Engineering

Nevada quake lab tests new bridge design after Mexico quake

Sep 20, 2017

Scientists at a Nevada earthquake lab have tested new bridge designs with innovative connectors to better withstand violent temblors and speed reconstruction following major quake damage

The Latest: Trauma center space for expected new patients

Aug 29, 2017

Trauma center space for expected new patients

The Latest: Water releases begin on Houston-area reservoirs

Aug 28, 2017

An Army Corps of Engineers spokesman says crews have started releasing water from two flood-control reservoirs in the Houston area ahead of schedule.

Industrial Technology

Mercedes-Benz to invest $1 billion in Alabama, add 600 jobs

Sep 21, 2017

Carmaker Mercedes-Benz announced Thursday that it will invest $1 billion to set up electric vehicle production at its Tuscaloosa, Alabama plant and to build a battery factory nearby, moves it said would create 600 new jobs

Mars research crew emerges after 8 months of isolation

Sep 18, 2017

Six NASA-backed research subjects who have been living in a Mars-like habitat on a remote Hawaii volcano since January have emerged from isolation

S&P 500 tops 2,500 mark as tech and bank stocks climb

Sep 15, 2017

US stocks set records as banks and technology companies make further gains

Virtual Reality Technology

Sports in virtual reality sounds cool, but can feel distant

Sep 14, 2017

Watching sports in virtual reality sounds cool, but it's actually distant, sort of empty and doesn't really get you into the action

Are consumers ready to give augmented reality a try?

Aug 29, 2017

"Augmented reality," the blending of the virtual and physical worlds, is getting a boost this fall as Apple enables it on hundreds of millions of devices

Star Wars toy launch to unveil new 'Last Jedi' character

Aug 24, 2017

Star Wars toy-launch to unveil new 'Last Jedi' character

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