Striking back against the machine: Korean Go player beats Google program

SEOUL South Korean Lee Sedol won his first match against a computer program developed by a Google subsidiary on Sunday in the ancient board game Go, denying a clean sweep for the artificial intelligence in a five-match series.Lee, one of the world's to...

AT&T and Intel team up to test drone technology

NEW YORK Wireless provider AT&T Inc said on Monday it will partner with chipmaker Intel Corp to test the functionality of drones on its high-speed LTE wireless network.AT&T will work with Intel to examine the efficiency of drones on its LTE network at ...

Nuclear power plants vulnerable to cyberattacks

The threat of a cyberattack against nuclear power plants has been growing, according to a report. Nuclear facilities are struggling to respond to a host of new vulnerabilities. Operators of nuclear power plants around the world are struggling to respond ...

SpaceX launches communications satellite but botches sea landing

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Florida and thrust a communications satellite into orbit on Friday, but the launch vehicle's reusable main-stage booster was destroyed when it failed to land itself on an ocean platform, th...

NBA hothead's cool-guy hoverboard exit hits a speedbump

After fighting a teammate on the bench, throwing a towel at his head coach and whining for a trade since last summer, NBA forward Markieff Morris finally got what he wanted Thursday in a move from the Phoenix Suns to the Washington Wizards. He did not ex...

Vital to food output, bees and other pollinators at risk

OSLO Bees and other pollinators face increasing risks to their survival, threatening foods such as apples, blueberries and coffee worth hundreds of billions of dollars a year, the first global assessment of pollinators showed on Friday.Pesticides, loss...

Microsoft, Google agree to drop complaints against each other

Microsoft Corp and Alphabet Inc's Google have reached a deal to withdraw all the regulatory complaints against each other, the companies told Reuters."Microsoft has agreed to withdraw its regulatory complaints against Google, reflecting our changing le...

Start-Ups Take On Challenge of Nuclear Fusion

A group of start-ups is promising a new and virtually unlimited source of power, one that produces none of the gases scientists say contribute to global warming. The only problem? A way to harness the energy source, nuclear fusion — the reaction that g...

SpaceX Dragon cargo capsule splashes down in Pacific Ocean

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. A SpaceX Dragon capsule splashed down in the Pacific Ocean on Wednesday carrying about 3,700 pounds (1,680 kg) of experiment results and cargo from the International Space Station, NASA said. It was the first return load from the s...

Uber, Lyft spend big, lose big in Texas vote on driver fingerprinting

AUSTIN, Texas On-demand ride companies Uber and Lyft suffered an embarrassing defeat in a Saturday election in Austin as voters backed a measure requiring fingerprint background checks for drivers.The two companies spent more than $8 million to repeal ...