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Sat, 14 Jan 2017 08:02:45 -0500Swedish scientist Dr. Anna Rising was among a team of researchers to discover how to synthesize artificial spider silk. She says they hope to use the strong silk in medical applications and textiles.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 15:11:00 -0500The settlement with the Justice Department is tied to a deadly defect in air bags that has been linked to at least 16 deaths. The associated recall is the largest in U.S. auto safety history.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 08:46:00 -0500Computer scientist Avi Rubin says all our smart devices — cars, phones, even fitness trackers — can be hacked. He warns that our network of connected technology puts us at risk for cyberattacks.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 08:46:00 -0500Wanis Kabbaj wants traffic to flow smoothly and efficiently, like the blood in our veins. He says driverless cars may be the solution to today's highway gridlock.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 12:28:00 -0500The Environmental Protection Agency says Fiat Chrysler violated the Clean Air Act by allegedly installing software in about 104,000 vehicles that masked the true level of emissions.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 11:20:00 -0500The president-elect plans to issue a report in 90 days on how the government can improve cyber security.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 05:11:00 -0500Some police officials say their millennial-aged recruits are so used to communicating using social media that they need training in talking with people face to face.
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 10:01:00 -0500In an effort to be a more powerful player in the news business, Facebook is asking local and global outlets to tag-team on the creation of Facebook products.
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 04:59:00 -0500Major automakers at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit are betting big on self-driving vehicles. They all believe in a driver-less future, but they disagree on when it will arrive.
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 04:52:00 -0500OK, so they're not using Fitbits. But zoos across America are using software to minutely track the activity, behavior and physiology of captive elephants, and using that data to improve zoo life.
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 14:23:00 -0500The 22-year-old said in court documents that the results of a Google search shaped his beliefs on race years before he murdered nine people in a historically black South Carolina church.
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 12:37:00 -0500A paper version of a spinning children's toy can replace laboratory centrifuges to process blood tests. The "paperfuge" may help diagnose malaria and other diseases.
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 11:23:00 -0500The online classified website disabled its space for adults seeking sexual partners. A Senate report last year accused the website of being a forum for child sex trafficking.
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 07:45:00 -0500Every culturally imposed time-logic is an invention, it's something we made up — and we lie to ourselves if we think we can get more out of time, says commentator Adam Frank.
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 05:16:00 -0500Self-driving cars will perform rationally. For example: stop when someone is in their way. Research suggests humans will take advantage, and step into an intersection when they know they shouldn't.