SF Bay Area building demolition fuels quake study (Update)

It took just seconds for a 13-story building overlooking San Francisco Bay to implode, spewing smoke and chunks of concrete as it crumbled into a heap of rubble. But U.S. Geological Survey scientist Rufus Catchings was marveling ...

Samsung to unveil 'smartwatch' next month: reports

South Korea's Samsung Electronics will unveil its new Galaxy Gear "smartwatch" early next month, ahead of Apple's iWatch, Bloomberg news and a fan site said Saturday.

Robot does standup for London audience (w/ Video)

(Phys.org) —Robots as military gear haulers? Got it. Assembly line handlers? Got it. Waiters for the elderly? Check. Stand-up comics? Huh? A new role for robots may be trending, with the recent performance at the Barbican ...

No catch for students in shark tagging research

A group of first generation college-bound students has joined researchers off the Florida Keys in the hopes of catching sharks to be tagged for scientific research.

Energy Dept.: Personal data compromised by hackers

The Energy Department says personal information for about 14,000 past and current employees was compromised after the department's computers were hacked. Information such as Social Security numbers and names was disclosed ...

40 pythons found in Canadian hotel

Little more than a week after a giant python crushed two young Canadian boys to death, police have recovered 40 of the snakes from a hotel room.

Judge won't fast-track Icahn claim against Dell

A Delaware judge has refused to fast-track a trial on billionaire investor Carl Icahn's (EYE'-kahn) claims that Dell Inc. directors have breached their fiduciary duties in scheduling a vote on founder and CEO Michael Dell's ...

'Area 51' exists, but no UFOs: CIA paper

A newly declassified CIA document confirms the existence of famed Area 51 in Nevada, but conspiracy theorists will be disappointed the spy agency offers no proof of alien spaceship landings in the desert.

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