Biology

UN report: Humans accelerating extinction of other species

May 6, 2019

A new United Nations science report says nature is in trouble and 1 million species of plants and animals are at risk of going extinct

The Latest: Report: Nature in worst shape in human history

May 6, 2019

A new United Nations science report says nature is in trouble and 1 million species of plants and animals are at risk of going extinct

British cyber expert pleads guilty to creating malware

May 2, 2019

A British cybersecurity researcher credited with stopping a worldwide computer virus in 2017 has pleaded guilty in Wisconsin federal court to developing malware to steal banking information

US wildlife officials propose downlisting endangered beetle

May 1, 2019

U.S. wildlife officials say an endangered carnivorous beetle is making a comeback and should be downlisted to threatened

The Latest: US proposes downlisting endangered beetle

May 1, 2019

Biologists say the government's decision to change the classification of an endangered scavenging beetle is not supported by scientific data

Enigmatic Beluga whale off Norway so tame people can pet it

Apr 30, 2019

A beluga whale found in Arctic Norway wearing a harness that suggests links to a military facility in Russia has become an attraction for locals who come to see it frolicking in the frigid waters

Engineering

Records: Cracks in Miami bridge grew 'daily' before collapse

May 6, 2019

Just hours before a pedestrian bridge collapsed and killed six people at a Miami university, engineers confirmed that cracks in the concrete structure "increased in length daily."

Trial to determine if government liable for Harvey flooding

May 6, 2019

A trial has begun to determine if residents will be compensated after their homes and businesses were flooded by two reservoirs during Hurricane Harvey in 2017

Illinois governor OKs first steps on blocking Asian carp

Apr 29, 2019

The governor of Illinois is authorizing initial steps toward installing technologies in a Chicago-area waterway to prevent Asian carp from reaching Lake Michigan

Drones, supercomputers and sonar deployed against floods

Apr 18, 2019

Drones, super-computers and sonar that scans deep underwater are helping to maintain flood control projects _ and predict where rivers will roar out of their banks

Toyota robot can't slam dunk but shoots a mean 3-pointer

Apr 1, 2019

It can't dribble, let alone slam dunk, but Toyota's robot hardly ever misses a free throw or a three-pointer

Australian man loses bullying-by-breaking wind court case

Mar 29, 2019

An Australian court has dismissed a bullying case brought by an engineer who accused his former supervisor of repeatedly breaking wind toward him

Virtual Reality Technology

Virtual reality helps police learn to interact with autistic

May 24, 2019

Police officers are now using virtual reality to learn the best ways to interact with people who suffer from autism and de-escalate situations that could quickly turn awry

The Latest: Facebook takes another stab at virtual reality

Apr 30, 2019

The Latest: Facebook takes another stab at virtual reality

FCC to hold big 5G auction, spend $20B for rural internet

Apr 12, 2019

The U.S. communications regulator will hold a massive auction to bolster 5G service and will spend $20 billion to bolster internet in rural areas

The Latest: Trump says America must win race to build 5G

Apr 12, 2019

President Donald Trump says the race to build 5G is one America must win

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

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