Italy launches private high-speed train

Italy launched Europe's first private high-speed train service this week, as the country looks towards the more liberal economy that Prime Minister Mario Monti wants to put on the rails.

A divided Congress confronts a rising cyberthreat

(AP) -- The mysterious caller claimed to be from Microsoft and offered step-by-step instructions to repair damage from a software virus. The electric power companies weren't falling for it.

Rare Egyptian scrolls found in Australian collection

A British historian said Saturday he had unearthed a trove of Egyptian Book of the Dead fragments by a top ancient official after chancing upon a scrap on show in an Australian museum.

New purple crab species found in Philippines

Four new species of freshwater crab, bright purple in colour, have been discovered in the biologically diverse but ecologically-threatened Philippines, the man who found them said Saturday.

Motorola Mobility CEO's pay more than triples

(AP) -- Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. CEO and Chairman Sanjay Jha's compensation more than tripled in 2011 to $47.2 million, including awards tied to the company's split from Motorola Solutions.

Inventor preps robot to cut through ice on Europa

(Phys.org) -- Robots are being developed all the time to do what we wish and to go where we can’t. This week, inventor Bill Stone told attendees at NASA’s Astrobiology Science Conference in Atlanta that he intends ...

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