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1 hr ago | KABC-AM Los Angeles

Alexander Gerst Does First Ever Facebook Interview in Space

Alexander Gerst, who is perhaps the most social media savvy astronaut, logged onto Facebook Friday from the International Space Station to answer questions from curious Earthlings.


Related Topix: Space, Startups, Facebook, Social Software, The Time, Pop/Rock

5 hrs ago | Cybercast News Service

2 Europe navigation satellites in the wrong orbits

European space officials say they're investigating whether the inaccurate deployment of two satellites will complicate their efforts to develop a new Galileo satellite navigation system that would rival America's GPS network.


Related Topix: Space, GPS

9 hrs ago | Click2Houston

Experimental SpaceX rocket self-detonates

A small rung on a long ladder to Mars broke on Friday, when a rocket test in Texas ended in a midair ball of fire.


Related Topix: Texas, Space, Entomology, Science, NASA

11 hrs ago | KIDK CBS 3

SpaceX rocket explodes over Texas

The Falcon 9 rocket, which the company hopes to incorporate on future launch vehicles, went into self-destruct mode after it registered an unexplained malfunction, CBS News is reporting.


Related Topix: Space

Fri Aug 22, 2014


Church cautions schools on ice bucket challenge

The Archdiocese of Chicago is telling principals of its schools that if they take part in the ice bucket challenge to raise funds to fight Lou Gehrig's disease to ask the ALS Association to direct the money to non-embryonic cell research.


Related Topix: Stem Cell Research


Warning: 1,000 Retailers May Be At Risk To Hackers

More than 1,000 U.S. retailers could be infected with malicious software lurking in their cash register computers, allowing hackers to steal customer financial data, the Homeland Security Department said Friday.


Related Topix: Computer Security, Computers, Transportation, Trucking, United Parcel Service, Air Courier, Retail, Target

West Australian

Google wins victory in row with German publishers

A German regulator handed Google Inc a victory on Friday as it said it would not pursue a complaint brought against the internet search engine operator by a group of publishers for giving users access to their news articles.


Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Internet

Brandon Sun

Arden admits to 'low shots' in fight over Calgary station shortening pop songs

Jann Arden concedes that, in anger, she "threw some low shots" at the masterminds of a Calgary radio station that was dramatically shortening pop songs, but she argues that she needed to take a strong stand for young artists.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Jann Arden, Programming Languages, Twitter

WWDE-FM Virginia Beach

Wet Blankets on Ice Bucket Challenge

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has been phenomenally successful, both in raising awareness about the disease and raising funds for continued research to combat and defeat it.


Related Topix: Stem Cell Research

Brandon Sun

HitchBOT the hitchhiking robot wraps up cross-country journey in Victoria

Once he gets past the plastic-bucket body, the pool-noodle arms and the complete lack of a soul, Seb Leeson sees a lot of himself in HitchBOT, the ragtag robot that spent several weeks hitchhiking across Canada.


Related Topix: Robots, Canada, North America, World News,

Thu Aug 21, 2014


UPS says customer information at risk following hack

Another day, another security breach.The latest global firm to suffer at the hands of villainous hackers is logistics giant UPS, or, to be precise, retail chain The UPS Store, a subsidiary of UPS.


Related Topix: Computer Security, Family, Teenagers, Cable & Satellite, Comcast

Times Herald

Ozone-depleting compound remains in our atmosphere

Our atmosphere "contains an unexpectedly large amount of an ozone-depleting compound from an unknown source, decades after the compound was banned worldwide," reports a NASA study out this week.


Related Topix: NASA, Space

KLAS-TV Las Vegas

Guilty plea from marathon bombing suspect's friend

Former Gov. Bob McDonnell downplayed the significance of his joy ride in a Ferrari owned by a former CEO of a dietary supplement maker.


Related Topix: Bob McDonnell, US Governors, Kentucky, Roman Catholic Church, Religion, Stem Cell Research


Ohio diocese discourages ALS ice bucket challenge

A Roman Catholic diocese in Ohio is discouraging its 113 schools from participating in the ice bucket challenge to benefit the ALS Association, saying the group's funding of embryonic stem cell research is "in direct conflict with Catholic teaching."


Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Religion, Stem Cell Research, Abortion, Iowa City, IA, Indie

WTEN-TV Albany

Foley's death isn't changing views in Congress

The Atlanta hospital where two American aid workers were brought after getting infected with the Ebola virus will hold a news conference to discuss their discharge.


Related Topix: US News, Ferguson, MO, Stem Cell Research, Bob McDonnell, US Governors


Lynx's Moore wins Wnba MVP award

A Catholic diocese in Ohio is discouraging its schools from participating in the ice bucket challenge to benefit the ALS Association, citing its funding of research involving embryonic stem cells.


Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Religion, Ohio, Stem Cell Research, Bob McDonnell, US Governors, Violent Crime

Click Orlando

Traffic lights are dangerously easy to hack

Anyone with a radio hooked up to a laptop can wreck havoc by remotely changing lights at will -- or by shutting them all down.


Related Topix: Science, Computer Science, Wi-Fi

WBOC-TV Salisbury

Virginia Gets NASA Funding for STEM Education

Virginia is sharing more than $17.3 million from NASA to increase student and faculty engagement in science, technology, engineering and mathematics at community colleges and technical schools.


Related Topix: Space


Amazon strikes deal in China to offer more imported goods is hoping to attract more consumers from China, with a new agreement that will let the U.S. e-commerce company bring millions of products from its international sites to the country as imported goods.


Related Topix: Internet

Wed Aug 20, 2014


HP reports surprise growth as PC sales climb

HP's revenue climbed 1 percent to $27.6 billion for the quarter ended July 31, the company announced Wednesday.


Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups, Microsoft Windows


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