YouTube resists indie music streaming ultimatum (Update)
The independent music trade organisation on Friday said YouTube had refused to withdraw threats over the Silicon Valley giant's plans to launch a music streaming service, despite 24 hours of negotiations.
Groundwater could fuel life under glaciers
Subglacial lakes in Antarctica might have nutrient-rich groundwater flowing into them, say scientists investigating the origin of the water in ice streams.
Indie music labels slam YouTube streaming plans
The independent music community on Thursday hit out at YouTube over proposals for a subscription music streaming service, which the Silicon Valley giant is expected to launch soon.
Yahoo! looking to buy video streaming start-up
Yahoo Inc., eager to strengthen its video streaming activities, is close to buying the Israeli startup firm RayV, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.
Tree rings reveal nightmare droughts in the West
If you think the 1930s drought that caused The Dust Bowl was rough, new research looking at tree rings in the Rocky Mountains has news for you: Things can get much worse in the West.
Large streams of data warn cars, banks and oil drillers
Better warning systems that alert motorists to a collision, make banks aware of the risk of losses on bad customers, and tell oil companies about potential problems with new drilling. This is the aim of AMIDST, the EU project ...
Warm US West, cold East: A 4,000-year pattern
Last winter's curvy jet stream pattern brought mild temperatures to western North America and harsh cold to the East. A University of Utah-led study shows that pattern became more pronounced 4,000 years ago, ...
Criterion Collection extends Hulu streaming deal
The Criterion Collection and Hulu have extended their deal to keep the video platform as the exclusive streaming home of Criterion's vast library of art house films.
Saturn's hexagon atmospheric phenomenon
An unusual structure with a hexagonal shape surrounding Saturn's north pole was spotted on the planet for the first time thirty years ago. Nothing similar with such a regular geometry had ever been seen on ...
US news industry sees big revenue loss
US news media revenues have tumbled by roughly a third since 2006 amid a shift to digital media, researchers said Thursday.
Amazon steps up TV push with streaming video device (Update 2)
Amazon stepped up its battle for television viewers on Wednesday, unveiling a new media streaming device touted as simplifying the experience of watching video online.
Enhanced autopilot system could help prevent accidents like 2009 Air France 447 crash
Thirty lines of computer code might have saved Air France flight 447, and 228 passengers and crew aboard, from plunging into the Atlantic Ocean on June 1, 2009, according to new research by Carlos Varela, ...
Scientists understand how E. coli clone has become globally distributed
Scientists have for the first time come closer to understanding how a clone of E. coli, described as the most important of its kind to cause human infections, has spread across the world in a very short time. ...
Amazon says no plans to offer free video service
Amazon says it has no plans to offer a free streaming media service, addressing speculation ahead of a media event in New York next Wednesday.