Posted: 2020-08-03 12:55:57
In its first public acknowledgement of a deal that could be worth in the billions of dollars, Microsoft said it is continuing talks with TikTok about a potential takeover of the hugely popul...
Posted: 2020-08-02 08:47:30
Two NASA astronauts splashed down safely in the Gulf of Mexico Sunday for the first time in a commercially built and operated American crew spacecraft, returning from the International Space...
Machine learning finds a surprising early gal...

Machine learning finds a surprising early galaxy


New results achieved by combining big data captured by the Subaru Telescope and the power of machine learning have discovered a galaxy with an extremely low oxygen abundance of 1.6% solar ab...
Posted: 2020-08-01 07:42:01
Machine learning finds a surprising early galaxy
New results achieved by combining big data captured by the Subaru Telescope and the power of machine learning have discovered a galaxy with an extremely low oxygen abundance of 1.6% solar ab...
Microsoft In Talks To Buy Teen Fave TikTok As...

Microsoft In Talks To Buy Teen Fave TikTok As Trump Ramps Up Pressure


The talks comes just as the Trump administration considers taking action against TikTok, including banning the app which is owned ByteDance, a Chinese company....
Posted: 2020-07-31 08:23:45
Microsoft In Talks To Buy Teen Fave TikTok As Trump Ramps Up Pressure
The talks comes just as the Trump administration considers taking action against TikTok, including banning the app which is owned ByteDance, a Chinese company....
House Antitrust Subcommittee Chair On The Tes...

House Antitrust Subcommittee Chair On The Testimony Of Big Tech CEOs


NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I., who chairs the House Judiciary Committee's antitrust subcommittee, about the testimony of four Big Tech CEOs....
Posted: 2020-07-31 08:10:00
House Antitrust Subcommittee Chair On The Testimony Of Big Tech CEOs
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I., who chairs the House Judiciary Committee's antitrust subcommittee, about the testimony of four Big Tech CEOs....

Posted: 2020-07-31 08:10:00
The Elephant Listening Project has been listening to elephant calls for 20 years to learn more about animals. But identifying the calls used to be laborious — until scientists used AI....
Posted: 2020-07-31 07:49:40
Federal prosecutors also charge two other people over their alleged involvement in the July 15 hack, which involved the accounts of the social media network's richest and most famous users....
Physicists find misaligned carbon sheets yiel...

Physicists find misaligned carbon sheets yield unparalleled properties


A material composed of two one-atom-thick layers of carbon has grabbed the attention of physicists worldwide for its intriguing -- and potentially exploitable -- conductive properties. Unive...
Posted: 2020-07-31 06:51:34
Physicists find misaligned carbon sheets yield unparalleled properties
A material composed of two one-atom-thick layers of carbon has grabbed the attention of physicists worldwide for its intriguing -- and potentially exploitable -- conductive properties. Unive...
Facebook Has Moved To Ban Sales Of Looted Ant...

Facebook Has Moved To Ban Sales Of Looted Antiquities. Will It Make A Difference?


Archaeologists have ID'ed 100-plus Facebook groups offering looted and illicit antiquities for sale. New rules ban the sale of "historical artifacts" on Facebook but critics want more enforc...
Posted: 2020-07-31 06:47:00
Facebook Has Moved To Ban Sales Of Looted Antiquities. Will It Make A Difference?
Archaeologists have ID'ed 100-plus Facebook groups offering looted and illicit antiquities for sale. New rules ban the sale of "historical artifacts" on Facebook but critics want more enforc...
Sharing a secret...the quantum way...

Sharing a secret...the quantum way


Researchers have demonstrated a record setting quantum protocol for sharing a secret amongst many parties....
Posted: 2020-07-31 02:26:31
Sharing a secret...the quantum way
Researchers have demonstrated a record setting quantum protocol for sharing a secret amongst many parties....

Posted: 2020-07-31 12:56:35
A new study shows other stars could have as many as seven Earth-like planets in the absence of a gas giant like Jupiter....
Posted: 2020-07-30 09:41:46
The company's sales went through the roof between April and June, hitting close to $89 billion — a 40% increase from a year earlier. Amazon added 175,000 new hires to help keep up with the...
Google Plans To Lay A New Trans-Atlantic Cabl...

Google Plans To Lay A New Trans-Atlantic Cable To Improve Internet Infrastructure


Google announced Tuesday that it is planning to lay a new trans-Atlantic underwater cable that it claims will ensure a significant upgrade to the U.S.-Europe Internet infrastructure....
Posted: 2020-07-30 08:19:00
Google Plans To Lay A New Trans-Atlantic Cable To Improve Internet Infrastructure
Google announced Tuesday that it is planning to lay a new trans-Atlantic underwater cable that it claims will ensure a significant upgrade to the U.S.-Europe Internet infrastructure....
Origami microbots: Centuries-old artform guid...

Origami microbots: Centuries-old artform guides cutting-edge advances in tiny machines


Origami principles can unlock the potential of the smallest robots, enhancing speed, agility and control in machines no more than a centimeter in size....
Posted: 2020-07-30 08:10:27
Origami microbots: Centuries-old artform guides cutting-edge advances in tiny machines
Origami principles can unlock the potential of the smallest robots, enhancing speed, agility and control in machines no more than a centimeter in size....
Immune functions traded in for reproductive s...

Immune functions traded in for reproductive success


Researchers have investigated the phenomenon of sexual parasitism in deep-sea anglerfish. The scientists show that this very rare mode of reproduction is associated with the loss of adaptive...
Posted: 2020-07-30 06:13:04
Immune functions traded in for reproductive success
Researchers have investigated the phenomenon of sexual parasitism in deep-sea anglerfish. The scientists show that this very rare mode of reproduction is associated with the loss of adaptive...

Posted: 2020-07-30 05:37:24
NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover mission is on its way to the Red Planet to search for signs of ancient life and collect samples to send back to Earth....
Posted: 2020-07-30 04:36:50
Researchers have reported a new form of electronics known as 'drawn-on-skin electronics,' allowing multifunctional sensors and circuits to be drawn on the skin with an ink pen....
4 Big Tech CEOs Testified Before House Panel&...

4 Big Tech CEOs Testified Before House Panel's Anti-Trust Hearing


CEOs of Apple, Google, Amazon and Facebook answered questions from members of a House subcommittee investigating whether these tech powerhouses have grown too powerful....
Posted: 2020-07-30 09:03:00
4 Big Tech CEOs Testified Before House Panel's Anti-Trust Hearing
CEOs of Apple, Google, Amazon and Facebook answered questions from members of a House subcommittee investigating whether these tech powerhouses have grown too powerful....
Four Key Takeaways From Washington's Big...

Four Key Takeaways From Washington's Big Tech Hearing On 'Monopoly Power'


Democratic Rhode Island Rep. David Cicilline said Amazon, Facebook, Google and Apple operate like monopolies and need to be broken up or regulated....
Posted: 2020-07-30 05:45:19
Four Key Takeaways From Washington's Big Tech Hearing On 'Monopoly Power'
Democratic Rhode Island Rep. David Cicilline said Amazon, Facebook, Google and Apple operate like monopolies and need to be broken up or regulated....
4 Key Takeaways From Washington's Big Te...

4 Key Takeaways From Washington's Big Tech Hearing On 'Monopoly Power'


Democratic Rhode Island Rep. David Cicilline said Amazon, Facebook, Google and Apple operate like monopolies and need to be broken up or regulated....
Posted: 2020-07-30 05:45:00
4 Key Takeaways From Washington's Big Tech Hearing On 'Monopoly Power'
Democratic Rhode Island Rep. David Cicilline said Amazon, Facebook, Google and Apple operate like monopolies and need to be broken up or regulated....

Posted: 2020-07-30 12:50:12
A new study using the theory of quantum loop cosmology accounts for two major mysteries about the large-scale structure of our universe....
Posted: 2020-07-30 12:11:50
The administration awarded a contract for a COVID-19 database to TeleTracking Technologies using a process reserved for innovative research. Its CEO had links to the New York real estate wor...
Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Google CEOs Testify ...

Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Google CEOs Testify Before Congress


CEOs of four Big Tech companies testified Wednesday before Congress in an antitrust hearing. They faced questions on issues of censorship, free speech and monopoly....
Posted: 2020-07-29 08:05:00
Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Google CEOs Testify Before Congress
CEOs of four Big Tech companies testified Wednesday before Congress in an antitrust hearing. They faced questions on issues of censorship, free speech and monopoly....
Former Facebook Employee On Big Tech CEOs Tes...

Former Facebook Employee On Big Tech CEOs Testifying Before Congress


NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Dipayan Ghosh, who worked at Facebook, about the testimony of the Big Tech CEOs before Congress and whether these companies operate as monopolies....
Posted: 2020-07-29 08:05:00
Former Facebook Employee On Big Tech CEOs Testifying Before Congress
NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Dipayan Ghosh, who worked at Facebook, about the testimony of the Big Tech CEOs before Congress and whether these companies operate as monopolies....
NPR Shares Archival Tapes With 1st Mentions O...

NPR Shares Archival Tapes With 1st Mentions Of Apple, Google, Facebook And Amazon


Four Big Tech leaders testified before Congress Wednesday. NPR looks through its archive to find when and in what context each was first mentioned on the network....
Posted: 2020-07-29 08:05:00
NPR Shares Archival Tapes With 1st Mentions Of Apple, Google, Facebook And Amazon
Four Big Tech leaders testified before Congress Wednesday. NPR looks through its archive to find when and in what context each was first mentioned on the network....

Posted: 2020-07-29 08:05:00
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Apple CEO Tim Cook and Google CEO Sundar Pichai testified Wednesday before Congress on the power of Big Tech....
Posted: 2020-07-29 06:14:14
In future, paraffin wax could help to make underground thermal storage units more durable. Such systems are used, for example, to store solar energy over a longer period of time. In a new st...
New fabric could help keep you cool in the su...

New fabric could help keep you cool in the summer, even without A/C


Air conditioning and other space cooling methods account for about 10% of all electricity consumption in the U.S., according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Now, researchers h...
Posted: 2020-07-29 04:44:16
New fabric could help keep you cool in the summer, even without A/C
Air conditioning and other space cooling methods account for about 10% of all electricity consumption in the U.S., according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Now, researchers h...
TikTok CEO: Facebook Is Making 'Copycat&...

TikTok CEO: Facebook Is Making 'Copycat' Service 'Disguised As Patriotism'


TikTok CEO Kevin Mayer attacked the social media network on the same day Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will testify before Congress. Mayer also committed to making TikTok's algorithm public....
Posted: 2020-07-29 03:53:05
TikTok CEO: Facebook Is Making 'Copycat' Service 'Disguised As Patriotism'
TikTok CEO Kevin Mayer attacked the social media network on the same day Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will testify before Congress. Mayer also committed to making TikTok's algorithm public....
Strange dismembered star cluster found at Gal...

Strange dismembered star cluster found at Galaxy's edge


Astronomers have found the remnant of strange dismembered globular cluster at the edge of the Milky Way, upending theories about how heavy elements formed in early stars....
Posted: 2020-07-29 03:48:24
Strange dismembered star cluster found at Galaxy's edge
Astronomers have found the remnant of strange dismembered globular cluster at the edge of the Milky Way, upending theories about how heavy elements formed in early stars....

Posted: 2020-07-29 03:48:05
Scientists have found that a physical property called 'quantum negativity' can be used to take more precise measurements of everything from molecular distances to gravitational waves....
Posted: 2020-07-29 03:47:50
Using a quantum computer to simulate time travel, researchers have demonstrated that, in the quantum realm, there is no 'butterfly effect.' In the research, information--qubits, or quantum b...
New blood test shows great promise in the dia...

New blood test shows great promise in the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease


A new blood test demonstrated remarkable promise in discriminating between persons with and without Alzheimer's disease and in persons at known genetic risk may be able to detect the disease...
Posted: 2020-07-29 03:44:04
New blood test shows great promise in the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease
A new blood test demonstrated remarkable promise in discriminating between persons with and without Alzheimer's disease and in persons at known genetic risk may be able to detect the disease...
WATCH LIVE: Heads Of Amazon, Apple, Facebook ...

WATCH LIVE: Heads Of Amazon, Apple, Facebook And Google Testify On Big Tech's Power


The CEOs plan to tell Congress that the giant American tech companies do not stifle competition, saying the concern that too much power is concentrated in too few companies is unfounded....
Posted: 2020-07-29 02:32:20
WATCH LIVE: Heads Of Amazon, Apple, Facebook And Google Testify On Big Tech's Power
The CEOs plan to tell Congress that the giant American tech companies do not stifle competition, saying the concern that too much power is concentrated in too few companies is unfounded....
News Brief: Big Tech Hearing, Democrats Press...

News Brief: Big Tech Hearing, Democrats Press Barr, Ashtabula County's Changes


Big tech faces lawmakers' questions about whether they're trying to squash competition. House Democrats square off with Attorney General William Barr. And, the political future of an Ohio Co...
Posted: 2020-07-29 09:04:00
News Brief: Big Tech Hearing, Democrats Press Barr, Ashtabula County's Changes
Big tech faces lawmakers' questions about whether they're trying to squash competition. House Democrats square off with Attorney General William Barr. And, the political future of an Ohio Co...

Posted: 2020-07-29 09:04:00
For the first time, CEOs of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google will appear together before a House panel Wednesday to answer lawmakers about whether they're using their power to squash compe...
Posted: 2020-07-29 12:07:53
The CEOs of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google are set to testify about whether their companies have too much power. Jeff Bezos begins his prepared remarks with a personal story....
Metal-breathing bacteria could transform elec...

Metal-breathing bacteria could transform electronics, biosensors, and more


When the Shewanella oneidensis bacterium 'breathes' in certain metal and sulfur compounds anaerobically, the way an aerobic organism would process oxygen, it produces materials that could be...
Posted: 2020-07-28 05:08:31
Metal-breathing bacteria could transform electronics, biosensors, and more
When the Shewanella oneidensis bacterium 'breathes' in certain metal and sulfur compounds anaerobically, the way an aerobic organism would process oxygen, it produces materials that could be...
Exposure to enzymes causes peculiar response ...

Exposure to enzymes causes peculiar response in liquid droplets formed by DNA


'A watched pot never boils,' as the saying goes, but that was not the case for researchers watching a 'pot' of liquids formed from DNA. In fact, the opposite happened....
Posted: 2020-07-28 05:08:30
Exposure to enzymes causes peculiar response in liquid droplets formed by DNA
'A watched pot never boils,' as the saying goes, but that was not the case for researchers watching a 'pot' of liquids formed from DNA. In fact, the opposite happened....
Twitter Restricts Donald Trump Jr.'s Acc...

Twitter Restricts Donald Trump Jr.'s Account Over COVID-19 Misinformation


The company said Trump Jr.'s account would be limited for 12 hours. It said the president's son put out a tweet with "misleading and potentially harmful" information about the coronavirus....
Posted: 2020-07-28 04:59:28
Twitter Restricts Donald Trump Jr.'s Account Over COVID-19 Misinformation
The company said Trump Jr.'s account would be limited for 12 hours. It said the president's son put out a tweet with "misleading and potentially harmful" information about the coronavirus....

Posted: 2020-07-28 03:35:41
Although no life has been detected on the Martian surface, a new study from astrophysicist and research scientist finds that conditions below the surface could potentially support it....
Posted: 2020-07-28 03:35:33
Researchers reveal that given the right food in the right laboratory conditions, microbes collected from subseafloor sediment as old as 100 million years can revive and multiply, even after ...
Can Online Learning Be Better This Fall? Thes...

Can Online Learning Be Better This Fall? These Educators Think So


A new national effort aims to deliver better online learning to any district that wants it. Some worry the program is overpromising....
Posted: 2020-07-28 02:00:33
Can Online Learning Be Better This Fall? These Educators Think So
A new national effort aims to deliver better online learning to any district that wants it. Some worry the program is overpromising....
Bigger And Brawnier: Clout Of Amazon And CEO ...

Bigger And Brawnier: Clout Of Amazon And CEO Jeff Bezos Under Scrutiny


The first congressional testimony by Jeff Bezos comes at a time when he and Amazon are seeming at their zenith, occupying ever-growing space in American culture....
Posted: 2020-07-28 09:02:00
Bigger And Brawnier: Clout Of Amazon And CEO Jeff Bezos Under Scrutiny
The first congressional testimony by Jeff Bezos comes at a time when he and Amazon are seeming at their zenith, occupying ever-growing space in American culture....
Facebook Moves To Prevent Antiquities Looting...

Facebook Moves To Prevent Antiquities Looting. Critics Say It's Not Enough


Antiquities looters have been using Facebook to sell their stolen treasures — sometimes while the ancient items are still half-buried in the earth....
Posted: 2020-07-28 09:02:00
Facebook Moves To Prevent Antiquities Looting. Critics Say It's Not Enough
Antiquities looters have been using Facebook to sell their stolen treasures — sometimes while the ancient items are still half-buried in the earth....

Posted: 2020-07-28 09:00:37
The heads of Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple will face lawmakers' questions about whether they are using their power to squash competition....
Posted: 2020-07-27 06:54:24
Cicadas infected with the parasitic fungus Massospora unknowingly engage in trickery with their fellow insects, resulting in effective disease transmission, according to new research. Massos...
Google Employees Can Work From Home Until Jul...

Google Employees Can Work From Home Until July 2021


Tech companies have led the way on remote work during the coronavirus pandemic, thanks to a workforce that can perform many jobs outside of the traditional office....
Posted: 2020-07-27 06:25:58
Google Employees Can Work From Home Until July 2021
Tech companies have led the way on remote work during the coronavirus pandemic, thanks to a workforce that can perform many jobs outside of the traditional office....
New approach refines the Hubble's consta...

New approach refines the Hubble's constant and age of universe


Using known distances of 50 galaxies from Earth to refine calculations in Hubble's constant, astronomers estimates the age of the universe at 12.6 billion years....
Posted: 2020-07-27 03:47:24
New approach refines the Hubble's constant and age of universe
Using known distances of 50 galaxies from Earth to refine calculations in Hubble's constant, astronomers estimates the age of the universe at 12.6 billion years....
New approach refines the Hubble's consta...

New approach refines the Hubble's constant and age of universe


Using known distances of 50 galaxies from Earth to refine calculations in Hubble's constant, astronomers estimates the age of the universe at 12.6 billion years....
Posted: 2020-07-27 03:47:24
New approach refines the Hubble's constant and age of universe
Using known distances of 50 galaxies from Earth to refine calculations in Hubble's constant, astronomers estimates the age of the universe at 12.6 billion years....