Branson's Virgin Galactic unveils new passenger spaceship

MOJAVE, Calif. Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic venture unveiled a new passenger spacecraft on Friday, nearly 16 months after a fatal accident destroyed its sister ship during a test flight over California's Mojave Desert.The rollout of the gleaming...

Space station crew back on Earth after record U.S. spaceflight

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla./ALMATY NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko returned to Earth on Wednesday after nearly a year on the International Space Station, the longest U.S. space mission on record, intended to pave the way for...

Megaupload coming back? Founder Kim Dotcom plans a relaunch in 2017

Flamboyant German tech entrepreneur Kim Dotcom is planning to relaunch file-sharing website Megaupload in January 2017, five years after the U.S. government took down the site accusing it of piracy.Megaupload, founded in 2005, had boasted of having mor...

Automated Visibility for DevOps Logs and Metrics

 JFrog and Sumo Logic have partnered to deliver technology that gives developers and DevOps teams unprecedented insights into their software development operations as they build, run and secure their modern applications.  As software development tea...

Here's why nuclear energy is essential to reducing carbon pollution in Pa.: David Hess

I want to applaud the Department of Environmental Protection for beginning a series of 14 listening sessions throughout the Commonwealth on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan to reduce climate-changing carbon emissions. DAVID HE...

Nuclear Transparency in the Asia Pacific

Increasing energy demand in the Asia-Pacific region, combined with the perceived need for energy security or self-sufficiency, has caused many countries to develop or at least contemplate the use of nuclear energy. This increased peaceful use of nuclear...

Huge long-necked dinosaurs had big, precocious babies

WASHINGTON The babies of a huge, long-necked dinosaur called Rapetosaurus that lived on the island of Madagascar did not just sit in a nest and look cute. They were born ready for action.Scientists on Thursday announced the discovery of fossils of a ba...

Google, Ford, Uber join coalition to further self-driving cars

WASHINGTON Alphabet Inc's Google unit (GOOGL.O), Ford Motor Co (F.N), the ride-sharing service Uber [UBER.UL] and two other companies said on Tuesday they are forming a coalition to push for federal action to help speed self-driving cars to market.Swed...

Sharp, Foxconn to sign deal next week: sources

TOKYO Sharp Corp (6753.T) and Taiwan's Foxconn are set to sign a takeover deal next week after repeated delays, with the two sides set to agree on a smaller bailout than originally planned for the troubled Japanese electronics maker, two sources famili...

Bionic fingertip gives sense of touch to amputee

A bionic fingertip has given an amputee the sensation of rough or smooth textures via electrodes implanted into nerves in his upper arm. Scientists from EPFL (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) and SSSA (Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, Italy)...