Japan's Softbank announced Friday a $1.26 billion investment in privately held Brightstar, a specialist distributor of wireless handsets and related services.
The soil in industrial cities is often an overlooked resource. Years of manufacturing or other industrial processes can leave contaminants in the soils and scare residents away from using the land. As the local food movement ...
Powerful Typhoon Wipha never made landfall in the northwestern Pacific but affected several land areas there as seen by NASA's Aqua and Terra satellites. By Oct. 18, extra-tropical storm Wipha moved into ...
A few hundred teenagers in Rwanda are about to walk out of their science classrooms and map their world using smart phones and tablet computers provided by two scientists from Rochester Institute Technology.
Starting college on the right foot—and in the right frame of mind—can make the difference between completing a bachelor's degree and dropping out in the first or second year of school.
Typhoon Francisco passed west of Guam on Oct. 18 as NASA and the Japan Space Agency's TRMM satellite passed overhead and measured its heavy rainfall. Francisco is forecast to intensify into a super typhoon.
Policymakers from some 100 nations meet in France next week to bolster efforts to have 10 percent of the world's marine and coastal areas under protection by 2020, conference organisers said Friday.
Jack Dorsey may shy from being called the Steve Jobs of his generation, but there's no question he's on one hell of a hot streak.
A satellite monitoring Earth's gravity field since 2009 will run out of fuel "in the coming days" and eventually crash, with little risk to humans, the European Space Agency said Friday.
Researchers from FOM Institute AMOLF, Philips Research, and the Autonomous University of Madrid have identified a new type of particle that might make quantum condensation possible at room temperature. The ...
Shares of Voxeljet AG doubled Friday after the 3-D printing company raised $84.5 million in its initial public offering.
Cohesins are protein complexes that join the two copies of each chromosome—called sister chromatids—to ensure that they are shared fairly between the daughter cells during cell division. In this way, ...
Shares of Chinese computer and phone maker Lenovo tumbled 1.71 percent Friday following a report it is mulling a counter bid to buy struggling Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry.
You can use your telephone to call any other phone in the world. But if you want to place a video call to someone, good luck.
Is the iPhone 5C a rare miss for Apple? Little over a month after its release, analysts are questioning how well Apple's new plastic-encased smartphone is faring with consumers.