Report: Sandy was USA's 2nd-costliest hurricane
(AP)—The National Hurricane Center says Superstorm Sandy was the deadliest hurricane to hit the northeastern U.S. in 40 years and the second-costliest in the nation's history.
Live action: Twitter grabs Super Bowl spotlight
Beyonce's splashy show, a freak power outage, and —oh, yeah— a captivating game of football combined to generate a record 24.1 million posts on Twitter during Sunday night's Super Bowl.
Amazon apologizes for outage that sidelined Netflix
Amazon on Monday said it was sorry for a Web Services mishap that put online film streaming service Netflix out of commission on Christmas Eve.
Netflix blames Amazon for Christmas Eve outage (Update)
Netflix on Wednesday was blaming Amazon for an embarrassing outage that left millions of people unable to snuggle up with the online film streaming service on Christmas Eve.
Satellite reveals new views of earth at night
(Phys.org)—Scientists unveiled today an unprecedented new look at our planet at night. A global composite image, constructed using cloud-free night images from a new NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric ...
US disaster agency tries to dispel social media rumors
FEMA, the US disaster response agency, on Saturday set up a "rumor control" section on its website to dispel misinformation on social networks in the aftermath of superstorm Sandy.
Superstorm triggers flood of Twitter messages
Twitter on Friday said that people fired off tens of millions of messages about superstorm Sandy, turning to smartphones to share and get news.
Verizon says Sandy effects could be 'significant'
(AP)—Verizon says the effects of Superstorm Sandy on its fourth-quarter earnings could be "significant."
Satellite captures Hurricane Sandy's Mid-Atlantic blackout
The Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (NPP) satellite captured a night-time view of New York City, New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania that revealed the extent of the power outages caused from Hurricane ...
Dealing with power outages more efficiently
When there is a power failure, the utility companies, public officials and emergency services must work together quickly. Researchers have created a new planning software product that enables all participants ...
Site helps people find open pharmacies post-Sandy
(AP)—The pharmaceutical industry has activated an emergency website to help patients affected by Superstorm Sandy find nearby pharmacies that are open.
US data, telecom networks face storm test
Hurricane Sandy's assault on the eastern United States is a major test of the key data and telecom networks that are needed to keep information flowing during such crises.
Technology enables system use in a power outage
Honda Motor announced it will begin sales of a new model for its household MCHP (Micro Combined Heat and Power) gas engine cogeneration unit in November 2012, through gas utilities across Japan. Building ...