Posted 8:56 AM 11/29/2012 by Lauren Molenburg
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Spike Video Game Awards are assembling past hosts. The cable network announced Thursday that the gaming extravaganza's previous emcees would join "The Avengers" star and four-time VGAs host Samuel L. Jackson at next week's show. Previous hosts (More)
Posted 11:35 AM 11/28/2012 by Lauren Molenburg
WARSAW, Poland (AP) - Scientists in Poland have created a computer portrait of 18th century physicist Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit using images of his relatives. Jerzy Proficz from the Gdansk University of Technology said Tuesday a team of three scientists built a computer application to (More)
Posted 10:23 AM 11/27/2012 by Lauren Molenburg
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Federal law enforcement authorities have announced the seizure of 132 domain names in several countries to stop them from selling counterfeit merchandise online. The Cyber Monday crackdown comes on what's expected to be the biggest online shopping day of the year. (More)...
Posted 11:32 AM 11/21/2012 by Lauren Molenburg
WASHINGTON (AP) - Astronomers say Pluto's icy more distant sister seems even more alien than thought because it doesn't have an atmosphere. Scientists gained that bit of new knowledge about the dwarf planet Makemake (MAH'-kay MAH'-kay) by measuring light from data gathered by several (More)
Posted 12:19 PM 11/16/2012 by Lauren Molenburg
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Mars rover Curiosity is poised to drive again after being parked at a sand dune for the past month.
The mission team said Thursday the six-wheel rover will head to its next destination in the next several days.
Though Curiosity has remained stationary, it has (More)
Posted 3:16 PM 11/15/2012 by Lauren Molenburg
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- The second annual Solar Challenge has begun in Chile's Atacama desert, where 15 solar-powered cars rolled out of an old salt mine Thursday.
The solar-powered prototypes will travel more than 800 miles (1,300 kilometers) through the world's driest desert in the (More)
Posted 1:07 PM 11/12/2012 by Lauren Molenburg
TOKYO (AP) -- An American regarded as a father of computer graphics, an Indian literary critic and a Japanese molecular cell biologist have received the Kyoto Prize, Japan's highest private award for global achievement.
The Inamori Foundation awarded its advanced technology prize on (More)
Posted 8:58 AM 11/1/2012 by Lauren Molenburg
JHARABARSHA, Bangladesh (AP) - Amina Begum had never seen a computer until a few years ago, but now she's on Skype regularly with her husband. A woman on a bicycle brings the Internet to her.
Dozens of "Info Ladies" bike into remote Bangladeshi villages with laptops and Internet (More)
Posted 11:49 AM 10/31/2012 by Lauren Molenburg
PASADENA, California (AP) - Scientists say the Martian soil at the rover Curiosity's landing site contains minerals similar to what's found on Hawaii's Mauna Kea volcano. The finding released Tuesday is the latest step in trying to better understand whether the environment could have (More)
Posted 10:17 AM 10/30/2012 by Lauren Molenburg
HELSINKI (AP) - For Nokia, it comes down to this: Is Microsoft's new phone software going to get it back in the smartphone race, or is it going to be too late?
After being the top seller of cellphones in the world for 14 years, Nokia failed to meet the challenge when Apple in 2007 (More)
Posted 10:53 AM 10/25/2012 by Lauren Molenburg
LONDON (AP) -- The online movement known as Anonymous has made an unusual appeal to British police: "Stand with us."
Authorities said Thursday that the cyber rebels apparently broke into a forum called UKPoliceOnline to steal officers' email addresses, which they used to distribute a (More)
Posted 1:27 PM 10/23/2012 by Lauren Molenburg
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The remnants of former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling's defunct video game company - from graphic animation equipment to model airplanes he is said to have made and kept in his office - are being sold off at the company's former Providence headquarters.