NY's Bloomberg and SF mayor announce tech summits

(AP)—New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his San Francisco counterpart, Ed Lee, say they are sponsoring a pair of technology summits to be held in each of their cities in the next year.

How does world's oldest water taste? 'Terrible.'

Nearly 1.5 miles beneath Earth's surface in Canada, scientists have found pockets of water that have been isolated from the outside world for more than 1 billion years.

Mixed-bag climate conference closes in Bonn

Talks towards a worldwide climate pact wrapped up Friday with delegates claiming progress, even though a procedural bust-up with Russia blocked important work.

The new consoles from Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony (Update)

Microsoft and Sony offered new details this week on the game consoles they will start selling before the holiday shopping season. The Xbox One and the PlayStation 4 will join Nintendo's Wii U, which came out last year, in ...

Dangers and delights of digital diplomacy

Amid the explosion of social media and new networking tools, governments and businesses are grappling with balancing their security needs against their wish to join the online conversations.

James Webb Telescope's last backbone component completed

(Phys.org) —Assembly of the backbone of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope, the primary mirror backplane support structure, is a step closer to completion with the recent addition of the backplane support frame, a fixture ...

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