Nasa prepares for real-life Armageddon: Agency could launch nuclear bombs into space to defend Earth from asteroids

Nasa and the National Nuclear Security Administration have announced they are now working together on the possibility of destroying hazardous asteroids using nuclear weapons. And like the film Armageddon - where Bruce Willis flies a space shuttle to an on...

Frigid Pluto is home to more diverse terrain than expected

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. The most detailed look at Pluto's surface to date has revealed an unexpected range of mountains, glacial flows, smooth plains and other landscapes, according to studies released on Thursday.The unprecedented window into the so-call...

Taking the Brakes Off API-Based Innovation by Moving Toward Processes

API usage has absolutely transformed IT in the sixteen years since inventor Roy Fielding originally outlined the concept. At this very moment, millions of APIs are at work, opening up access to useful resources and data belonging to the businesses providi...

Israel's high tech boom threatened by shallow labor pool

TEL AVIV In the high tech hub of Tel Aviv, where companies have been responsible for ground-breaking advances like the USB stick, Or Offer never thought it would be hard to find workers for his fast-growing Internet data firm SimilarWeb.But an alarming...

Astronaut runs marathon in space -- but slower than on earth

British astronaut Tim Peake became the first man to complete a marathon in space on Sunday, running the classic 26.2 mile distance while strapped to a treadmill aboard the International Space Station.As part of the London Marathon, Britain's biggest ma...

Japan looks to kickstart 'fintech' revolution

TOKYO A laggard in embracing the 'fintech', or financial technology, revolution, Japan is set to ease investment restrictions that could free up the flow of capital in an economy sitting on an estimated $9 trillion in individuals' cash deposits. Strict...

Trump's hotel chain faces another credit card system breach: Blog

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's string of luxury hotel properties, The Trump Hotel Collection, appears to be dealing with the second breach of its credit card systems in a year, KrebsonSecurity reported on Monday.The company was inves...

Google AI program wins third straight match to take Go series

SEOUL Google's artificial intelligence (AI) program on Saturday took a 3-0 lead in a five-match series against one of the world's top players of the complicated board game Go.The victory for the AlphaGo program, designed by Google subsidiary DeepMind, ...

Google beats children's web privacy appeal, Viacom to face one claim

Google and Viacom on Monday defeated an appeal in a nationwide class action lawsuit by parents who claimed the companies illegally tracked the online activity of children under the age of 13 who watched videos and played video games on Nickelodeon's we...

Saudis Make Push for Nuclear Energy

While the world’s attention has focused on Iran’s nuclear ambitions, other players in the Middle East have been laying their own plans to develop nuclear power to meet future energy needs. Saudi Arabia, the most ambitious of the group, has announced ...