Huge VC investments into Uber, Airbnb stifle competition

The jackpot-sized venture capital investments last year reveal a few things about Silicon Valley's tech scene: Uber's IPO seems imminent, investors are convinced Airbnb can't be beaten by a competitor, and unlike years' past, ...

Life on Europa? Scientists ponder the possibilities

When Galileo viewed Jupiter through his telescope in 1610, he saw four dim objects near it that he assumed were stars. Repeated observations revealed that these "stars" orbited Jupiter like our own moon circles Earth. Thus ...

Don't count ATMs out just yet

The automated teller machine might be an old and clunky piece of banking technology. But don't count it out just yet.

Stanford pair helping predict solar storms

Life as a forecaster is not easy. Just ask National Weather Service forecasters who misjudged how a recent winter storm would impact the Big Apple. Now imagine trying to predict weather activity on a burning sphere 1.3 million ...

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