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Sweden wants EU to switch to emission-free cars by 2030

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 17:59:38 EDT

Sweden's environment minister on Saturday urged the European Union to ban petrol and diesel-powered vehicles from 2030.

AT&T is reportedly in talks to buy Time Warner for $80B

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 17:30:45 EDT

Grab some popcorn—AT&T wants to take you to the movies.

Russian indicted on charges he hacked LinkedIn

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 03:29:09 EDT

A Russian man has been charged with hacking and stealing information from computers at LinkedIn and other San Francisco Bay Area companies, federal prosecutors announced Friday.

Facebook to allow more graphic news

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 17:21:50 EDT

Facebook on Friday said that it will begin allowing more graphic or potentially disturbing newsworthy posts to be shared at the leading online social network.

AT&T near bid for Time Warner: report

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 13:55:42 EDT

US telecom giant AT&T is in "advanced talks" to acquire entertainment group Time Warner in a move to add in-house content to distribution services, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday.

SAP misses 3Q profit forecasts, raises outlook slightly

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:18:13 EDT

German business software company SAP SE on Friday reported third-quarter earnings of $814.6 million.

Tesla may enter ride ride-hailing business next year

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:50:01 EDT

Electric car maker Tesla Motors has plans to get into the ride-hailing and sharing businesses.

Research targets conflict over wind farming and renewable energy in Korea

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:40:02 EDT

Associate Professor Richard Hindmarsh, of the Griffith School of Environment, has been successful in receiving a grant of about $36,000 from the Australia-Korea Foundation (AKF). His Korean partner is Dr Hyomin Kim of Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology.

Investors hit sell button on Nintendo's new console

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:30:01 EDT

Investors hit the sell button on Nintendo shares Friday as gamers and analysts were left underwhelmed by a sneak peek at the videogame giant's long-awaited new console.

Combating cybercrime when there's plenty of phish in the sea

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:20:01 EDT

As more and more crime moves online, computer scientists, criminologists and legal academics have joined forces in Cambridge to improve our understanding and responses to cybercrime, helping governments, businesses and ordinary users construct better defences.

Ongoing cyber attack hits Twitter, Amazon, other top websites (Update)

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:09:51 EDT

Major internet services including Twitter, Spotify and Amazon suffered service interruptions and outages on Friday as a US internet provider came under sustained cyber attack.

Sweden's Ericsson posts Q3 loss, cites worsening industry

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:59:45 EDT

Swedish mobile networks company Ericsson said Friday that the decline across the industry has accelerated, contributing to a third-quarter loss for the company of 233 million kroner ($26.3 million).

Counterterrorism prosecutors seek access to encrypted data

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:59:29 EDT

Prosecutors from France, Belgium, Spain and Morocco called Friday for the ability to unlock phones and computers and to gain access to encrypted communications to aid in the fight against terrorism.

Goodyear christening 2nd airship in fleet replacing blimps

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:58:53 EDT

Goodyear is officially welcoming the second airship in the fleet replacing its famous blimps.

Putting wind in the sails of Europe's offshore energy sector

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:40:03 EDT

Through a unique training programme that brought industry and academia together, the EU–funded MARE-WINT project has helped to fill a significant skills gap in the burgeoning offshore wind energy sector.

Facebook apologises for removing cancer video

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:39:02 EDT

Facebook has apologised for taking down a breast cancer awareness video because the images were flagged as offensive, saying the move was "an error".

3-D printing and origami techniques combined in development of self-folding medical implants

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:25:31 EDT

Researchers at TU Delft have made flat surfaces that are 3-D printed and then 'taught' how to self- fold later. The materials are potentially very well suited for all kinds of medical implants. They report on their findings in the October 24th edition of Materials Horizons which features this research on its cover.

Weakness of 2G mobile phone networks revealed

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 08:00:07 EDT

The encryption scheme used for second generation (2G) mobile phone data can be hacked within seconds by exploiting weaknesses and using common hardware, A*STAR researches show. The ease of the attack shows an urgent need for the 2G Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) encryption scheme to be updated.

Cars under new EU rules produce 4.5x more pollution on average than allowed

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 07:50:13 EDT

New diesel cars on the roads create much more pollution than is allowed by the European Commission's EURO-6 guidelines for acceptable emissions limits for new vehicles, according to new research. The EURO-6 guidelines became mandatory in September 2015.

Groundbreaking review on counteracting mobile phone distraction while driving

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 07:30:02 EDT

With mobile phone use by drivers now a reality, a groundbreaking QUT review looking at the issue as a task-sharing problem has recommended further research into how to make the practice safer.

By nixing coal, Iceland grabs green with geothermal heat

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 07:20:13 EDT

As Cornell considers geothermal heat to warm its campus, Icelandic engineer Thorleikur Johannesson told the story of how his country abandoned coal and set standards to achieve blue-ribbon blue skies in an Oct. 16 visit to Cornell.

Scientists explore use of 3-D printing to speed up target production for testing material strength

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 07:20:01 EDT

Advanced 3-D printing promises to redefine manufacturing in critical industries such as aerospace, transportation and defense, and now, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is exploring the use of 3-D printing to achieve unprecedented flexibility in producing "on-demand" targets for testing how materials behave under extreme conditions.

With new algorithms, data scientists could accomplish in days what once took months

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 06:50:04 EDT

Last year, MIT researchers presented a system that automated a crucial step in big-data analysis: the selection of a "feature set," or aspects of the data that are useful for making predictions. The researchers entered the system in several data science contests, where it outperformed most of the human competitors and took only hours instead of months to perform its analyses.

Algorithm could help analyze fetal scans to determine whether interventions are warranted

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 06:50:03 EDT

Researchers from MIT, Boston Children's Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital have joined forces in an ambitious new project to use magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to evaluate the health of fetuses.

From ancient fossils to future cars: Energy-efficient batteries from silicon in diatomaceous earth

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 06:50:03 EDT

Researchers at the University of California, Riverside's Bourns College of Engineering have developed an inexpensive, energy-efficient way to create silicon-based anodes for lithium-ion batteries from the fossilized remains of single-celled algae called diatoms. The research could lead to the development of ultra-high capacity lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles and portable electronics.

Enhancing the reliability of artificial intelligence

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 06:45:29 EDT

Computers that learn for themselves are with us now. As they become more common in 'high-stakes' applications like robotic surgery, terrorism detection and driverless cars, researchers ask what can be done to make sure we can trust them.

New Jersey Transit's longest delay: Modern safety technology

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 02:30:01 EDT

Six years after New Jersey Transit won federal approval to install modern safety technology on its commuter rail lines, the project has languished and trains still operate with speed controls developed in the 1950s.

Google hawks hardware in real-world 'showroom'

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 02:20:01 EDT

It's not exactly a store, but the Google "showroom" that opened Thursday in New York is the internet giant's first real-world shop and a step onto terrain where rival Apple has excelled.

Cloud rise helps Microsoft top earnings expectations

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:14:23 EDT

US software colossus Microsoft Thursday reported a slip in quarterly profit but still topped expectations due to rising demand for offerings in the internet cloud.

Researchers create a new type of computer that can solve problems that are a challenge for traditional computers

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:13:58 EDT

The processing power of standard computers is likely to reach its maximum in the next 10 to 25 years. Even at this maximum power, traditional computers won't be able to handle a particular class of problem that involves combining variables to come up with many possible answers, and looking for the best solution.