Western environmentalists oppose wolf delisting
2013-03-29 05:25:53 UTC
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Western environmental groups say they're alarmed that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering a plan to end federal protections for gray wolves in vast areas where the animals no longer exist.
Russian spaceship docks with orbiting station
2013-03-29 15:57:18 UTC
MOSCOW (AP) — A Soyuz capsule carrying three astronauts successfully docked Friday with the International Space Station, bringing the size of the crew at the orbiting lab to six.
Chris Cassidy of the United States and Russians Pavel Vinogra...
Pivot, network for millennials, tries to change TV
2013-03-28 04:47:54 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Pivot is the name of a TV channel aimed at 15-to-34-year-olds who want to change the world.
In the process, they could help Pivot change the television business.
Announced last December, the new venture was o...
Calif. city gets free Wi-Fi via high tech meters
2013-03-27 16:58:51 UTC
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The city of Santa Clara flipped on a big Internet switch this week, becoming what it says is the first in the country to use wireless, digital "smart meters" on homes as channels for free citywide o...
Cyberattack on anti-spam group has ripple effects
2013-03-27 16:43:13 UTC
LONDON (AP) — An Internet watchdog group responsible for keeping ads for counterfeit Viagra and bogus weight-loss pills out of inboxes around the world has been hit by a huge cyberattack, a crushing electronic onslaught that one expe...
Apple buys WiFi-location startup
2013-03-25 20:47:20 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Apple has bought WiFiSLAM, a startup that has been developing a way to use WiFi hotspots to help smartphones navigate large indoor spaces, like stores, airports and conference centers.
The purchase is part of Apple's eff...
Techie fired after tweeting about men's comments
2013-03-23 17:52:00 UTC
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A female developer was fired after tweeting about a group of men she said were making sexual comments at a computer programming conference, fueling an already vigorous debate about gender equality and cultur...
Universe a bit older than thought
2013-03-22 07:33:14 UTC
(Reuters) - Closer scrutiny of radiation left over from the creation of the universe shows the Big Bang took place about 13.8 billion years ago, 100 million years earlier than previous estimates, scientists have reported.
The findings were amon...
Google's Schmidt urges Myanmar embrace free speech
2013-03-22 04:50:29 UTC
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt is urging Myanmar to allow free speech and private sector development of the country's woeful telecommunications infrastructure.
"Try to keep the government out of regulating t...
Researchers publish improved Neanderthal genome
2013-03-20 05:04:05 UTC
BERLIN (AP) — Researchers in Germany said Tuesday they have completed the first high-quality sequencing of a Neanderthal genome and are making it freely available online for other scientists to study.
The genome produced...
Sugary drinks linked to 180,000 deaths worldwide
2013-03-20 21:28:31 UTC
(CNN) -- Sugar-sweetened beverages are linked to more than 180,000 obesity-related deaths worldwide each year, according to new research presented this week at an American Heart Association conference.
"This means about one in every 100 deaths fr...
Cyberwar manual lays down rules for online attacks
2013-03-19 17:32:01 UTC
LONDON (AP) — Even cyberwar has rules, and one group of experts is putting out a manual to prove it.
Their handbook, due to be published later this week, applies the venerable practice of international law to the world of elect...
Monitoring your kids on Facebook? That's so 2009.
2013-03-19 07:17:01 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — After Friendster came MySpace. By the time Facebook dominated social media, parents had joined the party, too. But the online scene has changed - dramatically, as it turns out - and these days even if you're friends with your own...
Monarch butterflies drop ominously in Mexico
2013-03-18 18:08:12 UTC
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The number of Monarch butterflies making it to their winter refuge in Mexico dropped 59 percent this year, falling to the lowest level since comparable record-keeping began 20 years ago, scientists reported Wedn...
Mars rover Curiosity stands down after new problem
2013-03-18 17:54:23 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Another problem is preventing the Mars rover Curiosity from resuming its science experiments.
The mission's chief scientist said Monday the rover went into safe mode again over the weekend because of a computer fil...
3 astronauts return to Earth from space station
2013-03-16 06:28:41 UTC
MOSCOW (AP) — A Soyuz space capsule carrying an American astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts has landed on the steppes of Kazakhstan, returning the three men to Earth after a 144-day mission to the International Space Station.
A commentator ...
Could global warming change tornado season, too?
2013-03-15 19:42:26 UTC
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — With the planet heating up, many scientists seem fairly certain some weather elements like hurricanes and droughts will worsen. But tornadoes have them stumped.
These unpredictable, sometimes deadly storms plague the United...
Boeing: Commercial 787 flights to restart in weeks
2013-03-15 11:47:23 UTC
TOKYO (AP) — Boeing said Friday it sees commercial flights of its grounded 787 jets resuming "within weeks" even though it has not pinpointed the cause of battery overheating.
Boeing Co. Chief Project Engineer Michael Sinnett outlined a...
6 Megapixel the best compromise between pixel count and sensitivity for Consumer cameras
2013-03-15 11:34:37 UTC
The best compromise for a compact camera is a sensor with 6 million pixels or better a sensor with a pixel size of >3µm.
A digital camera with 12 million pixels is better than one with 6 million. ‘That is correct’ is what you would probably say...
Samsung refreshes iPhone-challenging Galaxy line
2013-03-15 04:20:15 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung Electronics is ratcheting up its rivalry with Apple with its new Galaxy S 4 smartphone, which has a larger, sharper screen than its predecessor, the best-selling S III.
Samsung trumpeted the much-anticipated phone'...
Physicists say they have found a Higgs boson
2013-03-14 20:35:50 UTC
GENEVA (AP) — It helps solve one of the most fundamental riddles of the universe: how the Big Bang created something out of nothing 13.7 billion years ago.
In what could go down as one of the great Eureka! moments in physics — and win somebody ...
New Samsung phone to face stronger competition
2013-03-13 23:29:08 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung Electronics is taking to the Big Apple to reveal its next big challenge to Apple Inc.: a successor to its top-selling Galaxy S III smartphone.
The Korean company has rented New York's Radio City Music Hall for a...
Apple CEO required to testify in NY e-books case
2013-03-13 23:20:01 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Apple CEO Tim Cook has been ordered to testify in a New York court case the Justice Department brought against the company over the pricing of e-books for consumers.
Federal Judge Denise Cote on Wednesday granted a government...
Google paying bonuses totaling $15M to 4 top execs
2013-03-12 23:54:49 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is paying nearly $15 million in bonuses to four of the Internet search company's top executives for their performances last year.
Documents filed Tuesday disclosed Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt will get the bigge...
Titles don't much matter for high school math
2013-03-12 23:56:35 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Advanced or intermediate algebra? Honors or basic geometry?
When it comes to high school math, the labels may not really matter — or necessarily predict what's in the textbook.
Those revelations are part of the Educatio...