Crews begin dismantling key California dam
For nine decades, the 10-story-high concrete dam with its rusted pipes, railings and valves has stood in the wooded canyons between the Big Sur hills and the picturesque town of Carmel, blocking the natural flows of the Carmel ...
Researchers invent cleaner way to produce concrete
Canadian Light Source (CLS) user Mark MacDonald is helping build better communities one concrete block at a time.
'Phishing' scams explode worldwide, researchers shows
Those insidious email scams known as phishing, in which a hacker uses a disguised address to get an Internet user to install malware, rose 87 percent worldwide in the past year, a security firm said Friday.
Obama meets privacy board on spy programs
US President Barack Obama Friday meets members of a privacy watchdog board, finally fully active after years of delays, to discuss a furor over US spy agency Internet and telephone snooping.
Russian lawmakers target Internet movie 'piracy'
Russian lawmakers voted on Friday to make it easier to block websites that provide copyright movies without permission, but their attempt to fight Internet piracy has been criticised by the industry.
Sun emits a solstice CME
On June 20, 2013, at 11:24 p.m., the sun erupted with an Earth-directed coronal mass ejection or CME, a solar phenomenon that can send billions of tons of particles into space that can reach Earth one to ...
Five years of stereo imaging for NASA's TWINS
(Phys.org) —Surrounding Earth is a dynamic region called the magnetosphere. The region is governed by magnetic and electric forces, incoming energy and material from the sun, and a vast zoo of waves and ...
Messier 61 looks straight into Hubble's camera
(Phys.org) —The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured this image of nearby spiral galaxy Messier 61, also known as NGC 4303. The galaxy, located only 55 million light-years away from Earth, is roughly ...
NASA image: Wilfire smoke over Alaska
On June 19, 2013, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Aqua satellite captured this image of smoke from wildfires burning in western Alaska.
Oddest couple ever found: Amphibian and mammal forerunner share 250 million year old burrow
250 million years ago, a mammal forerunner and an amphibian shared a burrow. Scientists from South Africa, Australia and France have discovered a world first association while scanning a 250 million year ...
FAA moving toward easing electronic device use
The U.S. government is moving toward easing restrictions on airline passengers using electronic devices to listen to music, play games, read books, watch movies and work during taxiing, takeoffs and landings.
Gogo falls in 1st day of trading on the Nasdaq
(AP)—Shares of Gogo, which provides Internet services on airlines, declined in its first day of trading on the Nasdaq.
Dish abandons Sprint acquisition efforts
Satellite TV operator Dish Network Corp. is officially abandoning its efforts to acquire Sprint Nextel Corp.
Dutch inmates to get computers in their cells
(AP)—The Netherlands' justice minister has proposed putting a personal computer in every prison cell in the country, in one of the more unusual measures under consideration by the Dutch government to reduce the national ...