Scalable Energy Efficient Data Centers

(PhysOrg.com) -- To protect their systems from network failures and to make sure that their data is delivered as fast as possible, popular services such as Google may replicate their data centers on multiple continents and ...

Facebook knows too much, ACLU says in warning of quizzes

Privacy advocates have long warned that users of Facebook and other social networks who seek amusement from quizzes like "What Simpsons Character Are You?" might be mortified by the way creators of such applications can access ...

Mars Orbiter Puts Itself in Safe Mode Again

(PhysOrg.com) -- NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter put itself into a safe mode Wednesday morning, Aug. 26, for the fourth time this year, while maintaining spacecraft health and communications. While in safe mode, the spacecraft ...

Calif. region is epicenter of U.S. nano-revolution

The San Francisco Bay Area has become the nation's hot spot for a microscopic technology that's already being used for everything from keeping drill bits sharp to extending the usable life of cooking oil, and that one day ...

Man charged in record ID theft case in plea talks

(AP) -- An accused computer hacker charged with stealing millions of credit and debit card numbers has been negotiating a plea deal with the federal government, people close to the case said Thursday.

Problem cancels moon rocket test firing in Utah

(AP) -- A mechanical failure forced a NASA contractor on Thursday to call off the first test firing of the main part of NASA's powerful new moon rocket.

Dell's numbers show PC industry staggering back

(AP) -- Dell Inc.'s second-quarter results reinforce what other tech heavyweights have shown recently about the health of the personal-computer industry: it's still wounded by the recession, but is staggering back to its ...

DirecTV, TBS, TNT to put shows online

(AP) -- DirecTV Group Inc. is in talks with the TBS and TNT cable networks to offer their shows online, according to two people familiar with the discussions.

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