Hard cold work and unsung science heroes

The Sierra went down over the Arctic Ocean, about 60 miles from the northernmost tip of North America. One moment the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with its 20-foot wingspan was up in the sky, gathering "hard" data over ...

Texas Instruments 3Q profit drops, outlook weak

Chipmaker Texas Instruments Inc. said Monday that its net income fell 20 percent in the third quarter. Its outlook for the current period was worse than analysts expected, and shares slipped.

Cygnus cargo craft readies to leave space station

A private cargo ship built by Orbital Sciences Corporation is preparing to leave the International Space Station early Tuesday and burn up on re-entry into Earth's atmosphere, NASA said Monday.

Microsoft: 8.1 update issue limited to Surface RT (Update)

Microsoft Corp. said Monday that a problem caused when updating computers to Windows 8.1 RT is limited to its own Surface RT devices. It's another knock on the machine that Microsoft has struggled to sell, even as it launches ...

Netflix shares soar as viewer numbers climb (Update)

Netflix shares soared 10 percent Monday as the streaming television service reported that profit in the recently-ended quarter climbed along with its subscriber numbers, which are now above 40 million.

Single mutation gives virus new target

In a new study published online in the journal PLOS Pathogens, an international team of scientists showed that by swapping a single amino acid they could change the sugar to which the human BK polyomavirus will binds on the ...

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