Biology

3 get Nobel prize for showing how cells sense low oxygen

Oct 7, 2019

Three scientists won the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for discovering how cells respond to differing oxygen levels, paving the way for promising strategies to fight anemia, cancer and other diseases

Where have the wild birds gone? 3 billion fewer than 1970

Sep 19, 2019

A new study finds there are nearly 3 billion fewer wild birds flying in North American skies than in 1970

Pesticide criticized in bee deaths could also kill birds

Sep 12, 2019

Scientists studying a widely used pesticide say even small doses of the chemical can have crippling health effects on migrating birds, and it might be contributing to declines in their overall populations

Singaporean scientist among California boat fire victims

Sep 6, 2019

From veteran water polo coach to Singaporean data scientist, the passengers aboard the ill-fated Conception dive boat were linked by their love for the water

New lawsuit seeks protection zone for Northwest orcas

Aug 19, 2019

A new US lawsuit seeks to establish a "whale protection zone" for endangered orcas in the Pacific Northwest

Study: Asian carp could find plenty of food in Lake Michigan

Aug 12, 2019

A newly released study says if Asian carp reach Lake Michigan, they probably would find enough food to spread farther

Engineering

Virginia Beach attacker notified boss of plans to leave job

Jun 2, 2019

Officials in Virginia Beach say the gunman who opened fire inside a city government building had notified a superior of his intention to leave his job

Virginia Beach shooting victims were veteran city employees

Jun 1, 2019

Officials have identified the gunman who killed 12 people and then was shot by officers at a Virginia Beach municipal building as Dewayne Craddock

Army Corps approves $778M plan to block Asian carp advance

May 24, 2019

The Army Corps of Engineers' commanding officer has endorsed a $778 million plan for upgrading a lock-and-dam complex near Chicago to prevent Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes

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

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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