Got nuclear innovation? DOE will pay millions for it

The Department of Energy (DOE) has announced more than $60 million in research grants to further nuclear energy infrastructure. The recipients included 68 projects from all across the country -- all of which were selected based on potential for scientific...

Beer brewers toast Australian gluten-free barley

SYDNEY Australian scientists say they have developed the world's first WHO-approved "gluten-free" barley, a breakthrough for global beer manufacturers which have had to use alternatives to barley such as rice and sorghum to brew gluten-free beer.Austra...

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 ...

Daimler CEO says digital mapping consortium in expansion talks

ESTORIL, Portugal Daimler's Chief Executive (DAIGn.DE) told Reuters that a German auto maker consortium which controls the HERE digital mapping business is in talks with potential new members.In August last year, German carmakers BMW (BMWG.DE), Audi (V...

Device harnessing thoughts allows quadriplegic to use his hands

WASHINGTON An Ohio man paralyzed in an accident while diving in waves can now pick up a bottle or play the video game Guitar Hero thanks to a small computer chip in his brain that lets his mind guide his hands and fingers, bypassing his damaged spinal ...

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...

Facebook stumbles again with 'Safety Check' after Lahore blast

Facebook Inc apologized to users on the other side of the world from Sunday's suicide bombing in Pakistan who received computer-addressed notices asking if they were safe.Facebook users as far away as New York and Virginia showed notifications they re...

Protobuf Performance Comparison and Points to Consider When Deciding If It’s Right For You

What is Protobuf?Developed by Google for object serialization, its an open source library, and available for multiple languages. It’s a fast buffer which does the object serialization, you can consider it the same as XML but faster, smaller, and finally...

Daimler says batteries have edge over fuel cells: Euro am Sonntag

FRANKFURT Electric batteries have won a slight edge over hydrogen fuel cells in their quest for future dominance in the car industry, Daimler Chief Executive Dieter Zetsche told a German weekly.Daimler is cooperating with partners in both areas and Zet...

Facebook pays $10,000 to 10-year-old Instagram hacker

HELSINKI Social media giant Facebook (FB.O) has paid a $10,000 reward to a 10-year-old Finnish boy for finding a glitch in its picture sharing app Instagram.Jani, whose last name was not released for privacy reasons, is the youngest ever recipient of F...