Biology

Humans account for little next to plants, worms, bugs

May 21, 2018

Scientists now can estimate how much the different types of life on Earth weigh and humans don't nearly measure up to plants, bacteria or even earthworms

Duped patients crowdfund for bogus medical care, study says

May 8, 2018

New research suggests duped patients sometimes use crowdfunding websites to pay for bogus stem cell treatments in campaigns that benefit only the providers.

Scientists say Chinese-backed dam risks orangutan habitat

May 4, 2018

Scientists are calling for cancellation of a Chinese-backed hydro dam in Indonesia which threatens the habitat of a newly discovered orangutan species numbering only 800 animals

Wood frogs' No. 1 option: Hold in pee all winter to survive

May 1, 2018

Scientists have figured out how wood frogs freeze and yet survive the winter and it's because they don't pee for months on end

US seeking 1 million for massive study of DNA, health habits

May 1, 2018

U.S. researchers are seeking 1 million volunteers to share their DNA and health habits for science

Space Exploration

Science and commercial satellites launched from California

May 22, 2018

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket has launched two U.S.-German science satellites and five commercial communications satellites after blasting off from California

The Latest: Commercial satellites deployed by SpaceX rocket

May 22, 2018

A SpaceX rocket launched from California has successfully deployed 5 communications satellites after releasing after 2 science satellites

NASA shipper Orbital ATK launches space station supplies

May 21, 2018

One of NASA's prime shippers, Orbital ATK, has launched a fresh load of supplies to the International Space Station

Spacewalking astronauts perform pump swap at space station

May 16, 2018

Spacewalking astronauts have successfully shuffled around a couple of space station pumps.

SKorean military says NKorea preparing nuke site closure

May 15, 2018

South Korea's military says North Korea is moving ahead with plans to close its nuclear test site next week, an assessment backed by U.S. researchers who say satellite images show the North has begun dismantling facilities at the site

Virtual Reality Technology

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

Shanghai gets automated bank with VR, robots, face scanning

Apr 23, 2018

Shanghai gets automated "unmanned bank" equipped with facial recognition software, a virtual reality room and talking robots

Intel CEO: Fixes on the way for serious chip security flaws

Jan 9, 2018

Intel CEO: Fixes on the way for serious chip security flaws

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.

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