Biology

Robot recreates the walk of a 290-million-year-old creature

Jan 16, 2019

Scientists have used a nearly 300-million-year old fossil skeleton and preserved footprints to create a robot model of prehistoric life

DNA of wolf declared extinct in wild lives on in Texas pack

Jan 13, 2019

Researchers say a pack of wild canines found frolicking near the beaches of the Texas Gulf Coast carry a substantial amount of red wolf genes

Researcher: Calf born to endangered Pacific Northwest orcas

Jan 11, 2019

Researchers say there's a new calf among the population of critically endangered killer whales that live in the waters between Washington state and Canada

Lab revokes honors for controversial DNA scientist Watson

Jan 11, 2019

Research lab revokes honorary titles for Nobel Prize-winning DNA scientist James Watson, who lost his job there in 2007 for expressing racist views

Apparent suicide of Nevada death-row inmate spurs questions

Jan 8, 2019

The apparent suicide of a Nevada death-row inmate who said he wanted to die and tried several times to kill himself delays in his execution has renewed a debate about his treatment and the death penalty itself

Count finds sharp drop in monarch butterflies in California

Jan 6, 2019

Researchers with an environmental group are labeling as "disturbingly low" the number of western monarch butterflies that migrate along the California coast

Engineering

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

Amnesty: Firm by Qatar 2022 World Cup site didn't pay wages

Sep 26, 2018

Amnesty International says contractor involved in projects around stadium for 2022 World Cup didn't pay its workers

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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