Biology

Scuba-diving Santa brings holiday cheer to fish, museumgoers

Dec 14, 2018

It's a busy time for Santa Claus, but he's making time to feed some fish in San Francisco

Croak to croon: City frogs sing more alluring love songs

Dec 10, 2018

A new study finds that city frogs and rainforest frogs don't sing the same tune

Gene-editing Chinese scientist kept much of his work secret

Nov 27, 2018

Chinese scientist who claims first gene-edited babies kept much of his work secret

Gene-edited baby claim by Chinese scientist sparks outrage

Nov 26, 2018

Gene-edited baby claim by Chinese scientist sparks investigations, outrage

Simulator helps experts understand how whales get entangled

Nov 21, 2018

Scientists have developed a video simulation of how whales become entangled in fishing lines, and say the technology could help lead to new and safer gear designs

Farm animals may soon get new features through gene editing

Nov 15, 2018

'Castration-free' pigs and hornless dairy cows are the farm animals being brought to life by a gene-editing company

Engineering

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

Report: Most dams in Hawaii have 'high hazard potential'

Sep 15, 2018

The vast majority of Hawaii's state-regulated dams are considered to have "high hazard potential," according to a 2017 infrastructure report by the American Society of Civil Engineers

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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