October 20, 2017 RSS feed / Science

Delivery by drone:

Switzerland testing the system in populated areas with pilot project

ZOLLIKON, Switzerland Drones will help deliver toothbrushes, deodorant and smartphones to Swiss homes this fall as part of a pilot project, the first of its kind over a densely populated area. More...

Farmer uses technology to improve water usage

LIVINGSTON, Mont.   Paradise Valley, meet Silicon Valley.  More...

‘STEMified’ classes get kids ready for future

ST. CLOUD, Minn. How do you teach a child to code? How do you get a student just learning simple math to understand programming that often requires algebra skills? More...

Poll: Will your job be automated?

WASHINGTON Most Americans believe their jobs are safe from the spread of automation and robotics, at least during their lifetimes, and only a handful says automation has cost them a job or loss of income. More...

Breaking a record ... this one’s really for the birds

CORVALLIS, Ore. On Dec. 31, 2014, Noah Strycker was celebrating New Year’s Eve in style, basking in a cruise ship hot tub with a bottle of champagne in each hand. More...

‘All Of Us’

Wanted: 1 million people to study genes, habits and health

WASHINGTON In a quest to end cookie-cutter health care, U.S. More...

The big question:

Will cancer immune therapy work for me?

SAN DIEGO Dennis Lyon was a genetic train wreck. Cancer was ravaging his liver, lungs, bones and brain, and tests showed so many tumor mutations that drugs targeting one or two wouldn’t do much good. More...

Facebook Problems piling up for internet giant

NEW YORK The problems keep piling up for Facebook, and it’s unclear how long the internet giant will be able to brush them aside as it barrels toward acquiring its next billion users. More...

At more U.S. colleges, video gamers getting the varsity treatment

BOSTON In some ways, they’re like typical college athletes. They’re on varsity teams. They train for hours between classes. Some get hefty scholarships. But instead of playing sports, they’re playing video games. More...

Self-driving boats:

The next tech transportation race

BOSTON Self-driving cars may not hit the road in earnest for many years — but autonomous boats could be just around the pier. More...

SpaceX bloopers video: ‘How NOT to land an orbital rocket’

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. More...

Stargazers striving for nation’s first dark sky reserve

BOISE, Idaho Tourists heading to central Idaho will be in the dark if local officials get their way. More...

Hatchling Hospital gives turtles a second chance

SARASOTA, Fla. It takes a second for the hatchling sea turtle to register the scent of the ocean and the feel of the sand on one of the stretches of Longboat Key’s beach. More...

Science says:

Kate’s morning sickness brutal, not dangerous

LONDON   Prince William and his wife, the Duchess of Cambridge, are expecting their third child. More...

Car navigation technology brings new twists and turns to driving

SAN FRANCISCO   Digital maps that dodge traffic jams are saving time for millions of motorists, but they’re also turning some neighborhood streets into headache-inducing escape routes from congested highways.  More...

Private companies drive ‘new space race’ at NASA center

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. For the first time since the retirement of the space shuttle in 2011, NASA says it may soon have the capability to send astronauts to the International Space Station from U.S. soil. More...

Lyft seizes opportunity as Uber tries to outrun woes

SAN FRANCISCO When management upheaval, allegations of corporate espionage, and revelations of sexual harassment sent Uber into a public relations sinkhole, its long overshadowed rival Lyft shifted into overdrive. More...

Personalized learning

Digital technology in classrooms earns praise, causes debate

WASHINGTON In middle school, Junior Alvarado often struggled with multiplication and earned poor grades in math, so when he started his freshman year at Washington Leadership Academy, a charter high school in the nation’s capital, he fretted t More...

e-bikes

Schwinn strives to give baby boomers ‘their freedom back’

MADISON, Wis. The Schwinn bicycles of the past were Cadillacs with names like Phantom, Tiger and Hornet. More...

Shopping by voice has its limits

NEW YORK In the name of convenience, Amazon and Walmart are pushing people to shop by just talking to a digital assistant. More...