Opportunity rover takes in view from top of Martian hill
NASA's Opportunity rover is soaking in the view from its perch atop a Martian hill as engineers continue to fix a problem with its computer memory.
Razer console will stream PC games, play mobile games on TV
If a new gaming console running on Google software succeeds, people who play computer games locked up in their rooms should find themselves spending more time in the living room, and mobile game players should become less ...
Researchers scan video to monitor nighttime behavior of giraffes
Disney researchers have developed a video technique for automatically detecting unusual behaviors of giraffes at night, providing naturalists with an improved tool for monitoring the health and safety of ...
Drone market resembles Silicon Valley's early days
To see the future of drones, head up the hill at the intersection of Industrial Drive and Electronics Avenue. Inside a bland brick office building, the team at CyPhy is working on tethered machines that can ...
Don't sound the death knell for the PC just yet
A year ago, pundits were declaring the personal computer dead. Smartphones and tablets were cannibalizing sales, and the once-revolutionary PC seemed unnecessary—and boring.
Intel CEO says computing 'unleashed' by wearables
Intel chief executive Brian Krzanich said Tuesday that computing is being "unleashed" by the move to wearables as the tech giant unveiled a button-sized device for new connectivity.
Computer model explains how animals select actions with rewarding outcomes
The model could provide new insights into the mechanisms behind motor disorders such as Parkinson's Disease. It may also shed light on conditions involving abnormal learning, such as addiction.
Weather service to boost its computer power for forecasting
The National Weather Service is about to boost its computing power by more than tenfold, which officials hope will translate to better forecasts.
Tracking the Fukushima radioactivity plume across the Pacific
How long did it take a radioactive plume to travel the waters of the Pacific from Fukushima, Japan, to the shores of North America?
Airline, travel site sue over 'hacked' airfares
United Airlines and online travel website Orbitz have filed suit against a young computer programmer who used a clever trick to get discounted airfares.
Study unveils new half-light half-matter quantum particles
Prospects of developing computing and communication technologies based on quantum properties of light and matter may have taken a major step forward thanks to research by City College of New York physicists ...
Twitter back online after limited blackout (Update)
Twitter was back online Monday following a partial outage which the company said was due to a bug.
Air traffic control system failure is too complex to fix in a day
The recent computer systems failure at the National Air Traffic Services' en-route control centre (known as NERC) at Swanwick in Hampshire led to an airspace slowdown over England and Wales, delaying or g ...
The state of shale
University of Pittsburgh researchers have shared their findings from three studies related to shale gas in a recent special issue of the journal Energy Technology, edited by Götz Veser, the Nickolas A. DeCecco Professor of Che ...