Ancient crater points to massive meteorite strike
The discovery of an ancient ring-like structure in southern Alberta suggests the area was struck by a meteorite large enough to leave an eight-kilometre-wide crater, producing an explosion strong enough to ...
Google Maps update: Good lanes and last trains
Nokia, Microsoft complete $7.5B cellphone deal (Update 2)
Nokia says it has completed the 5.44 billion-euro ($7.5 billion) sale of its troubled cellphone and services division to Microsoft, ending a chapter in the former world leading cellphone maker's history that ...
Friction harnessed by proteins helps organize cell division
(Phys.org) —A football-shaped structure, known as the mitotic spindle, makes cell division possible for many living things. This piece of cellular architecture, responsible for dividing up genetic material, ...
Tech giants look to skies to spread Internet
The shortest path to the Internet for some remote corners of the world may be through the skies. That is the message from US tech giants seeking to spread the online gospel to hard-to-reach regions.
Building an indoor 3-D map on the spot, via smartphone
The view from the basement laboratory is breathtaking. Not the one out the tiny windows of the half-underground office. It's on a smartphone that computer science Prof. Stergios Roumeliotis is using while walking around the ...
Researchers create first global map of Jupiter's largest moon Ganymede
(Phys.org) —Scientists, including Brown University geologists and students, have completed the first global geological map of Ganymede, Jupiter's largest moon and the largest in the solar system.
Google makes the world a playboard for Legos
Google on Tuesday began letting Lego lovers build with virtual color blocks in its Chrome web browser and then give creations homes in online maps of the real world.
Spies use smartphone apps to track people, report says
Documents leaked by former NSA contactor Edward Snowden suggest that spy agencies have a powerful ally in Angry Birds and a host of other apps installed on smartphones across the globe.
Europe's star-hunter Gaia enters orbit
A billion-dollar star-hunting telescope slotted into its operational orbit Wednesday prior to harvesting data for the most detailed map yet of the Milky Way, the European Space Agency (ESA) said.
Money talks when ancient Antioch meets Google Earth (w/ Video)
There's a map of an ancient Syrian trade route that shows how one city's political sway extended farther than once thought.
Self-driving cars and autonomous robots: Where to now?
There isn't a radio-control handset in sight as a nimble robot briskly weaves itself in and out of the confined tunnels of an underground mine.
Cassini gets new views of Titan's land of lakes
(Phys.org) —With the sun now shining down over the north pole of Saturn's moon Titan, a little luck with the weather, and trajectories that put the spacecraft into optimal viewing positions, NASA's Cassini ...
Review: Refinements add up in new Mac system
There isn't one thing that jumps out with Apple's new Mac operating system, known as Mavericks—and that's a good thing.