Wednesday, December 10, 2014
A mountain on Mars may have built up over time from lake sediments, according to NASA scientists who have been studying observations from the Curiosity rover scouring the Red Planet.
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Ministers and the U.N. chief fly into Lima this week to bolster negotiators in a final push for consensus on key elements of a world pact to curb potentially disastrous global warming.
More than a year after federal regulators issued new privacy rules for kids' mobile apps, online stores are flooded with cute and silly software programs that quietly collect vast amounts of data on the youngest consumers.
Imagine being able to surf the web and watch videos online without having to swat away pesky pop-up ads? These days you can, thanks to small programs like Adblock Plus that are available free for download and that arm your browser to defend against ads.
Sunday, December 7, 2014
There was the psychotic HAL 9000 computer in “2001: A Space Odyssey.”
With their smartphones and tablet computers, they look much like young people anywhere in the world.
Saturday, December 6, 2014
The electric eel, the scaleless Amazonian fish capable of producing 600 volts of electricity which can knock over a horse, uses a electroshock mechanism similar to a Taser, scientists said Thursday.
Friday, December 5, 2014
Wind gusts and sluggish fuel valves conspired to keep NASA's new Orion spacecraft on the launch pad Thursday, delaying a crucial test flight meant to revitalize human exploration.
Thursday, December 4, 2014
The Orion spacecraft, designed to carry humans farther in deep space than ever before, is poised to blast off Thursday in what NASA hailed as a first step in mankind's journey to Mars.
British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking has warned that development of artificial intelligence could mean the end of humanity.