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Erosion happens. So how do you harness these natural processes to re-nourish beaches and fortify the coastline?
May 20, 2013 2:35pm |
Yahoo announced today it has agreed to buy the popular microblogging site in a $1.1 billion all-cash deal.
2 | May 20, 2013 9:56am |
A new Wi-Fi network can download HD movies in less than a second. Here's what else it can do.
May 20, 2013 7:24am |
Leila Takayama imagines a world where human-friendly robots interact successfully with people. But it's not always easy teaching a 500-pound machine not to block the office coffee maker.
May 20, 2013 3:00am |
DELHI -- India has nearly a billion mobile phone users, but only a fraction of those have Web access, whether on their phones or on computers. Start-up Innoz is bridging that gap.
May 20, 2013 12:00am |
Viruses were used in the pre-antibiotic 19th-century to treat infections. Now researchers are bringing them back, using them to fight bacterial infections on catheters and stents.
May 19, 2013 9:38pm |
An undersea gold rush could be coming soon with the rising cost of minerals and advancements in technology opening the seafloor to mining.
3 | May 19, 2013 9:20pm |
Three moves this week demonstrate country's determination to sell nuclear abroad as it builds and plans 150 reactors at home - more than a third of the world's present total.
6 | May 17, 2013 4:42am |
BUENOS AIRES -- Argentina's capital just held its 39th Book Fair, the largest in the Spanish speaking world. But largely missing was the item revolutionizing publishing everywhere else: the e-book.
3 | May 17, 2013 3:00am |
Economy may not be able to catch up with next impending technology wave, MIT professor warns.
23 | May 16, 2013 12:44pm |
Now you can take massive-online classes and get a real degree.
4 | May 16, 2013 12:34pm |
The solar company's plans to roll out an energy storage product marks a shift within the industry to offer more services.
2 | May 16, 2013 9:36am |
Trust levels are already high for driverless cars.
1 | May 16, 2013 8:01am |
The bloom is sliding off the rose of renewables. Electric and hybrid vehicles losing favor too. What about nuclear?
27 | May 16, 2013 4:51am |
To paraphrase them: "Fire up the fission. These imported fossil fuels are breaking us."
May 15, 2013 5:28am |
Is it down to age and income, or simply as a means to avoid tax?
1 | May 14, 2013 3:42pm |
Technology companies offering financial services are going after markets long ignored by traditional bankers.
3 | May 14, 2013 3:01pm |
Amtrak's most popular route will soon get locomotive upgrades.
5 | May 14, 2013 12:42pm |
Check out photos of this new facility, which is part of GM's multi-million plan to consolidate its network of data centers and bring its in-house work under two roofs.
May 14, 2013 11:21am |
Iris scans may soon await you on your next hospital visit.
1 | May 14, 2013 4:40am |