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30 Aug 2013
Facebook Inc is considering incorporating most of its 1 billion-plus members' profile photos into its growing facial recognition database, expanding the scope of the social network's controversial technology.
27 Aug 2013
If you spent your time worrying about the number of asteroids and comets getting relatively close to our planet, you likely wouldn't log much sleep given that astronomers now have detected more than 10,000 so-called near-Earth objects (NEOs) flying through space.
26 Aug 2013
Four people have been arrested in China over posts made on Twitter-like website Sina Weibo, state media has reported.
23 Aug 2013
Now, you can explore the depths of the ocean without ever leaving your apartment.
16 Aug 2013
Hackers promoting the Syrian Electronic Army simultaneously targeted websites belonging to CNN, Time and the Washington Post on Thursday by breaching Outbrain, a firm which publishes content recommendations on those sites.
14 Aug 2013
California billionaire Elon Musk took the wraps off his vision of a futuristic "Hyperloop" transport system on Monday, proposing to build a solar-powered network of crash-proof capsules that would whisk people from San Francisco to Los Angeles in half an hour.
07 Aug 2013
The world's first lab-grown burger has been cooked and eaten at a news conference in London.
11 Jan 2013
Scientists have been wringing their hands over the possibility of asteroid Apophis crashing into the planet, but new data from a distant flyby diminishes the chances of an Earth impact.
17 Dec 2012
Unrivalled control of a robotic arm has been achieved using a paralysed woman's thoughts, a US study says.
13 Dec 2012
Facebook Inc began rolling out a variety of new privacy controls on Wednesday, the company's latest effort to address user concerns about who can see their personal information on the world's largest social network.
28 Nov 2012
Two US privacy groups have asked Facebook to reconsider proposed changes to its terms of service that they say violate commitments to protect users.
26 Nov 2012
A hybrid 3D-printer can create cartilage implants that may eventually help injured patients re-grow cartilage, according to a new study.
20 Aug 2012
The Mars rover Curiosity zapped its first rock on Sunday with a high-powered laser gun designed to analyze Martian mineral content, and scientists declared their target practice a success.
13 Aug 2012
Google is changing the way it calculates search results in an effort to make sure legal download websites appear higher than pirate sites.
20 Jun 2012
The United States and Israel jointly developed the Flame computer virus that collected intelligence to help slow Iran's nuclear program, The Washington Post reported on Tuesday, citing anonymous Western officials.
15 Jun 2012
Inter - Governmental astronomy group the European Southern Observatory votes to begin construction on the the world's largest optical/infrared telescope.
13 Jun 2012
A new mobile phone app will prepare users for receiving good or bad news on their phones, say researchers.Made by a team from the University of Portsmouth's School of Computing, the app distinguishes good messages from bad and neutral ones, and colour codes them accordingly.
05 Jun 2012
Harvard scientists have developed hi-tech new methods to explore inside the human brain using magnetic resonance scanning.
29 May 2012
It's the smallest logo ever created - a single molecule 00,000 times thinner than a human hair, precision-crafted to resemble the five Olympic rings.
15 May 2012
By far one of the greatest challenges of sign language has been to translate it for everyday folk that wouldn't know where to begin a conversation with the deaf. Cornell University engineering students Ranjay Krishna, Seonwoo Lee and Si Ping Wang -- along with some help from Jonathan Lang -
11 May 2012
Newly discovered wall writings found in Guatemala show the famed Maya culture's obsession with cycles of time. But they also show calendars that go well beyond 2012, the year when the vanished civilization, according to popular culture, expected the end of the world.
07 May 2012
In a major new climate finding, researchers have calculated that dinosaur flatulence could have put enough methane into the atmosphere to warm the planet during the hot, wet Mesozoic era.
27 Apr 2012
The high-res images could help researchers better understand the conducting tissue that triggers each heartbeat.
23 Apr 2012
Intel is launching its Ivy Bridge family of processors - the first to feature what it describes as a "3D transistor". The American firm says the innovation allows it to offer more computational power while using less energy. The initial release includes 13 quad-core processors, most of which will be targeted at desktop computers.
21 Apr 2012
Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt and billionaire co-founder Larry Page have teamed up with "Avatar" director James Cameron and other investors to back an ambitious space exploration and natural resources venture, details of which will be unveiled next week.
20 Apr 2012
Scientists say the notoriously dry continent of Africa is sitting on a vast reservoir of groundwater.
19 Apr 2012
With only two versions of Windows 8 to be available to consumers, plus one for ARM devices (pre-installed only), what you get ought to be straightforward.
18 Apr 2012
(Reuters) - Geologists in Russia's volatile Chechnya region have discovered what they believe to be fossilized dinosaur eggs laid by one of the huge extinct reptiles that roamed the Earth more than 60 million years ago.
17 Apr 2012
A new prostate cancer treatment could provide more effective for patients and have fewer side-effects, according to a report.
22 Feb 2012
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