Engineering nuclear nonproliferation
University of Virginia engineering professor Houston Wood's career is a testament to the essential role that engineers can play, not only in preserving a free and open society, but also in making the world a safer place.
Bay Area governments make big electric-vehicle buy
A group of San Francisco Bay Area cities, counties and water agencies is joining forces for what is being billed as one of the largest single government purchases of all-electric vehicles in the country.
US Army intelligence system pulled from key test (Update)
U.S. Army officials have withdrawn their intelligence network from a major testing exercise this fall because of software glitches, in the latest setback for the troubled system.
Why are Fukushima engineers creating walls of ice under a contaminated nuclear plant?
Engineers at Fukushima nuclear power plant have been trying to create a £185m ice wall to isolate contaminated water from mixing with groundwater. However, there has been a steady stream of news articles reporting on problems associated with the work so far. They are simply adding to the ...
Malware aims at US, Europe energy sector, researchers say
Cyberattackers, probably state sponsored, have been targeting energy operations in the United States and Europe since 2011 and were capable of causing significant damage, security researchers said Monday.
How to build a virtual reality system – in your living room
Virtual reality is no longer the expensive, cumbersome exercise it once was. Google Cardboard, launched at last week's Google I/O conference, is a no-frills, cardboard frame that, when used with open software, transforms a ...
Internet crowd bites big into potato salad project
The transformative power of online crowd funding is being poured into a bowl or two of potato salad.
US given heads up about newspaper data destruction
(AP)—Newly declassified documents show the Obama administration knew in advance the British government would oversee destruction of a newspaper's hard drives containing leaked documents.
The right to be forgotten is fundamental in the digital age
The current debate over the right to be forgotten, spurred by a European Union ruling that allows people to stop certain web pages from appearing in search results, is proof – if further proof was required ...
Lawyer: Claims of botched circumcision are untrue
(AP)—Two doctors are denying claims by an Alabama man who says his penis was amputated during what was supposed to be a routine circumcision.
A spark of new energy in Africa
Grace Wu and Ranjit Deshmukh grow vegetables in their garden, bicycle to school each day, and are rarely seen in clothes more formal than blue jeans and t-shirts. Though they seem to live a quiet life, these ...
Google shows off Android Auto, wearables (Update)
Some 1 billion people are now using Android devices, Google said as the company kicked off its two-day developer conference Wednesday in San Francisco.
Court won't hear dispute over Calif. fuel standard
The Supreme Court won't hear a challenge to California's first-in-the-nation mandate requiring fuel producers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Traffic noise solutions exist for dense cities
Traffic noise is the second biggest environmental problem in the EU, according to WHO. After air pollution, noise is affecting health the most. But legislation regarding noise pollution is insufficient. A ...