Fracking report a 'road map' to safer energy production

A new report to state lawmakers on hydraulic fracturing in California provides an important road map for scientists as they strive to produce energy while protecting human health and the environment, according to a scientist ...

Video conferencing steps out of the office

Video conferences have largely been confined to offices. Not anymore. New technologies developed by Polycom and other video-conference vendors let employees use smartphones and tablet devices join in no matter where they ...

NASA seeks new ideas for Mars missions

The US space agency said Friday it is seeking fresh ideas for robotic missions to explore Mars, after budget cuts nixed a planned partnership with the European space agency.

SAP buying mobile work software firm Syclo

German business software colossus SAP AG on Tuesday announced a deal to buy a US firm specializing in applications for employees tending to work outside of offices.

Poland out of step with Europe on climate

(AP) -- Frustrations with Poland are growing in the European Union after the coal-powered nation for a second time blocked the EU's long-term plans for cutting carbon emissions.

Nokia to unveil Windows phone next week

Microsoft said Thursday that Nokia is going to launch phones using Windows' new mobile operating system next week, giving a major boost to the US firm's come-from-behind phone software business.

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