Apple's next iPhone crop must fight off more pests

When Apple Inc. launched an updated iPhone at its annual gathering of software developers last June, its biggest competitor was the iPhone that Apple had introduced the year before.

If at first you don't succeed, let the search engine try

No matter how good a search engine is, it is sometimes necessary to change the search terms to get the information you need. But what if you did not have to change the search terms yourself? What if the search engine could ...

Experts mull over lessons from Brazil plane crash

(AP) -- The mysterious disappearance of an Air France jet this week while flying over the Atlantic in fierce thunderstorms is stirring a debate about whether new technologies and procedures are needed to prevent similar ...

Manipulating light on a chip for quantum technologies

(PhysOrg.com) -- A team of physicists and engineers at Bristol University has demonstrated exquisite control of single particles of light — photons — on a silicon chip to make a major advance towards long-sought-after ...

New battery technology extends life of bomb disposal robots

Safe removal of roadside bombs and improvised explosive devices (IEDs) is critical in hostile environments. Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) crews often rely on remotely operated robots to disarm explosives - and the Office ...

Palm Pre goes on sale in US on Saturday

The Palm Pre, the new smartphone from the US pioneer in handheld devices, goes on sale in the United States on Saturday amid generally glowing reviews and favorable comparisons to Apple's iPhone.

Mitsubishi rolls out zero-emission electric minicar

Japan's Mitsubishi Motors Corp. rolled out its first zero-emission electric minicar Friday, hoping to capture a slice of the fast-growing market for environmentally friendly vehicles.

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