Spain defends Canaries oil drilling plan
Spain on Friday launched a legal challenge to defend plans to explore for oil and gas off the Canary Islands, a popular tourist destination.
Will Americans accept self-driving cars?
Just before the turn of the 20th century, a new and frightening technology was introduced to the American public. These "horseless carriages"—as the first motorized vehicles were called—were deemed loud, ...
Advances in computer mobility, connectivity and networks
Today, many people run computer applications on devices that move around, whether they are computers on buses or trains, in cars or in other transportable places, or in a pocket or purse, such as the ubiquitous ...
MIT ATLAS robot demo shows advanced moves (w/ Video)
Water-starved South Asia fills buckets with rice, not ice
Water-starved South Asian nations have devised their own answer to the Ice Bucket Challenge taking the social media world by storm, instead filling buckets with rice and other supplies for the needy.
Geosciences lecturer dives deep into abyss on Pacific expedition
Dr. Ignacio Pujana, a senior lecturer in the Department of Geosciences at UT Dallas, has one thing in common with Academy Award-winning director James Cameron: Each has spent time squeezed into a submersible ...
Move over, Turing Test. Winograd Schema Challenge in town
Mark Zuckerberg's chilly charity challenge to Bill Gates
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has become the latest celebrity to be doused by a bucket of ice-cold water—and now he wants Bill Gates to follow suit.
James Cameron's deepsea voyage splashes into theaters
Two years after completing the first one-person voyage to the deepest part of the ocean, Hollywood director James Cameron's 3D underwater plunge is set to splash into theaters Friday.
NASA launches Earth science challenges with openNEX cloud data
NASA is launching two challenges to give the public an opportunity to create innovative ways to use data from the agency's Earth science satellites.
Demonstrating a driverless future
In the coming decades, we will likely commute to work and explore the countryside in autonomous, or driverless, cars capable of communicating with the roads they are traveling on. A convergence of technological ...
Iran entry finally ready for US solar challenge
A solar car built by Iranian students has finally arrived in the United States for an international competition after a race against the clock, their spokesman told AFP on Monday.
Iran's solar car challenge depends on US plane ticket
It is not easy for an Iranian to visit America. With no US embassy in Tehran since 1979, obtaining a visa usually requires two costly trips to Dubai or Turkey.
Science not only for men, says Obama
US President Barack Obama on Tuesday launched a push to get girls interested in science and technology, warning the country would miss out if it did not attract women to those fields.