Astronomy

Daniela Vega, trans actress, stars in 'A Fantastic Woman'

Nov 17, 2017

Since its debut at the Berlin Film Festival, "A Fantastic Woman" has been celebrated as one of the year's best films and Daniela Vega's leading performance as a watershed event

Close new Earth-size world, where year lasts under 10 days

Nov 15, 2017

Astronomers have discovered a close new world the size of Earth, where a year lasts just under 10 days.

Parts of unmanned Russian spaceship burn up over Dubai

Oct 18, 2017

Parts of an unmanned Russian cargo spaceship burned across the night sky of the Arabian Peninsula, drawing gasps from Dubai to Riyadh before breaking up in the atmosphere and scattering in the ocean

Biology

Algae plague raises doubts about voluntary runoff prevention

Nov 16, 2017

Federal and state policies on preventing harmful algae in waterways depend largely on voluntary use of farming practices intended to prevent fertilizer runoff

Toxic algae flourishes despite vast sums spent to prevent it

Nov 16, 2017

Pungent, ugly and often-toxic algae is spreading across U.S. waterways, even as the government spends vast sums of money to help farmers reduce fertilizer runoff that helps cause it

Close new Earth-size world, where year lasts under 10 days

Nov 15, 2017

Astronomers have discovered a close new world the size of Earth, where a year lasts just under 10 days.

Chemistry

Chemist says Kim had 1.4 times lethal dosage of VX on face

Oct 10, 2017

A chemist says the half brother of North Korea's leader had about 1.4 times the lethal dosage of VX nerve agent on his face after he was attacked at a Malaysian airport

The Latest: Police say suspect practiced before Kim's murder

Oct 10, 2017

A Malaysian police officer has testified that an airport security video shows one of the women accused of killing the half brother of North Korea's leader apparently practicing on another person before the actual attack

The Latest: Airport footage shows Kim on gurney

Oct 9, 2017

An airport security video shows the half brother of North Korea's leader, apparently unconscious on a gurney and being occasionally given oxygen by attendants as they waited two minutes for an elevator at Kuala Lumpur's international airport

Consumer Electronics

Gadgets, comfort, luggage: A gift guide for travelers

Nov 14, 2017

Gadgets, comfort, luggage: A gift guide for travelers

Rise in teen suicide, social media coincide; is there link?

Nov 14, 2017

A new analysis says a surge in suicide rates and depression among U.S. teens may be linked with rising social media use.

North Korea, ever so cautiously, is going online

Nov 9, 2017

North Korea, ever so cautiously, is going online

Engineering

Engineers: lives lost in Mexico quake could have been saved

Oct 10, 2017

Prominent engineers says dozens of lives likely could have been saved in Mexico City's Sept. 19 earthquake if officials had outlawed a building technique now banned in parts of the United States, Chile and New Zealand

Collapsed Mexico school raises questions about quake codes

Sep 26, 2017

On paper at least, the Mexico City school appeared to be structurally sound and built to withstand a major earthquake _ yet it collapsed, killing 26 people, and authorities are investigating to figure out why

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

Industrial Technology

Tesla wants to electrify big trucks, adding to its ambitions

Nov 17, 2017

Tesla says it will electrify trucking with 500-mile-range semi due out in 2019

Electric trucks emerging but still have a long haul

Nov 15, 2017

Electric truck sales expected to grow, but costs will make it hard to overcome diesels

Ryder adds 125 electric vans to its fleet

Nov 2, 2017

Ryder is adding 125 electric vans to its fleet from startup Chanje

Virtual Reality Technology

Facebook gets real about broadening virtual reality's appeal

Oct 11, 2017

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg seems to be realizing a sobering reality about virtual reality: The technology has been too expensive to appeal to the masses.

Microsoft dives deeper into 'mixed reality' with VR devices

Oct 3, 2017

Microsoft is counting on virtual reality headsets made by other companies to help establish personal computers running on its Windows 10 operating system as the best way to explore artificial worlds

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

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