Amazon loss widens despite climbing sales
Internet retail titan Amazon on Thursday reported a money-losing quarter despite impressive growth in sales.
Self-cooling solar cells boost power, last longer
Scientists may have overcome one of the major hurdles in developing high-efficiency, long-lasting solar cells—keeping them cool, even in the blistering heat of the noonday Sun.
Apple gets smartwatch patent
A US patent made public on Tuesday bolstered rumors that Apple has designs on a smartwatch.
Material generates steam under solar illumination
A new material structure developed at MIT generates steam by soaking up the sun.
Designing exascale computers
"Imagine a heart surgeon operating to repair a blocked coronary artery. Someday soon, the surgeon might run a detailed computer simulation of blood flowing through the patient's arteries, showing how millions ...
Share button may share your browsing history, too
One in 18 of the world's top 100,000 websites track users without their consent using a previously undetected cookie-like tracking mechanism embedded in 'share' buttons. A new study by researchers at KU Leuven ...
No fumbling, just tap, say Moto X tattoo all-stars (w/ Video)
Squink personal factory aims to make circuit prototyping easy
IBM's Watson advises US soldiers on life after service
IBM's Watson supercomputer is putting its real-world smarts to work helping US soldiers transition back to civilian lives.
Twitter admits to diversity problem in workforce
(AP)—Twitter acknowledged Wednesday that it has been hiring too many white and Asian men to fill high-paying technology jobs, just like several other major companies in Silicon Valley.
Fukushima accident underscores need for US to seek out new information about nuclear plant hazards
A new congressionally mandated report from the National Academy of Sciences concludes that the overarching lesson learned from the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident is that nuclear plant licensees and their regulators ...
Artificial intelligence identifies the musical progression of the Beatles
Music fans and critics know that the music of the Beatles underwent a dramatic transformation in just a few years, but until now there hasn't been a scientific way to measure the progression. That could change now that computer ...
Study shows how to power California with wind, water and sun
Imagine a smog-free Los Angeles, where electric cars ply silent freeways, solar panels blanket rooftops and power plants run on heat from beneath the earth, from howling winds and from the blazing desert sun.
Study shows role of media in sharing life events
To share is human. And the means to share personal news—good and bad—have exploded over the last decade, particularly social media and texting. But until now, all research about what is known as "social sharing," or the ...