Sci Tech

  • Using new gene drive to create malaria-resistant mosquitoes

    California researchers hatched some malaria-resistant mosquitoes and then gave evolution a shove — using a groundbreaking technology to ensure the insects pass on that protective gene as they reproduce, with implications far beyond the promise of fighting malaria.

  • China seeks robot technology assistance worldwide

    Vice-President Li Yuanchao encouraged overseas robotics companies on Monday to share technologies with China-based vendors, saying that international cooperation will help foreign companies tap into China's huge market.

  • Italy’s Scientific Legacy

    Indonesians commonly associate Italy with these three things: soccer, fashion and coffee. When it comes to science, however, many Indonesians may not be aware of the tremendous scientific achievements that can be credited to Italy.

  • Zuckerberg to take 2 months of paternity leave

    Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg said Friday he's planning on taking two months of paternity leave when his daughter is born.

  • Latest, biggest drone goes on display at industry exposition

    China displayed its latest and biggest military unmanned aircraft at an industry expo that closed in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, on Friday, in an attempt to attract more buyers for its combat drones.

  • Google antsy as California slow on self-driving car rules

    Google wants the freedom to give the public access to self-driving cars it has been testing on public roads since the summer. Before granting that permission, California regulators want tech titan to prove these cars of the future already drive as safely as people.

  • Centuries-old coffins, skeletons found under New York street

    Two centuries-old burial vaults discovered beneath a street in the heart of New York University's campus by workers replacing a water main were likely part of a Presbyterian church cemetery, an archaeologist said Thursday.

  • Toyota invests $1 billion in artificial intelligence in US

    Toyota is investing $1 billion in a research company it's setting up in Silicon Valley to develop artificial intelligence and robotics, underlining the Japanese automaker's determination to lead in futuristic cars that drive themselves and apply the technology to other areas of daily life.

  • As Facebook grows, expect to see more ads on Instagram

    If you're starting to notice more ads on Instagram, it's all part of Facebook's plan.

  • US-based incubators to support Indonesian startups

    Seven US-based business incubators have revealed their interest in joining Indonesian startup-coaching programs following a recent meeting led by Communications and Information Minister Rudiantara at the Plug and Play Tech Center in Silicon Valley, the US.

  • Oxygen found in comet challenges solar-system theories

    Scientists say they have detected significant amounts of molecular oxygen coming out of a comet, an unexpected find that may have implications for the search for alien life and understanding how the solar system formed.

  • Beyond the iPhone: Apple's Mac sales up, iPads down

    Apple's iPhone is the company's biggest success story. But its other products aren't all faring as well, according to its latest earnings report.

  • Twitter's 3Q report illustrates challenges facing new CEO

    Twitter's latest financial report conveyed a succinct message: CEO Jack Dorsey has his work cut out as he tries to attract more people to one of the Internet's most influential means of communications.

  • Spacecraft diving deep into Saturn moon's erupting water jet

    The Cassini spacecraft is about to get an icy shower as it orbits Saturn.

  • Oracle to build high school on its Silicon Valley campus

    Oracle founder Larry Ellison already owns an island in Hawaii. Now, his company is building a high school next to its Silicon Valley headquarters to help fulfill Ellison's desire to teach students more about technology and problem-solving.

  • Twitter CEO gives up $200M in stock for company employees

    After laying off more than 300 workers, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is trying to lift the spirits of the remaining employees by giving them 6.8 million shares of the stock he owns in the online messaging service.

  • Plague spread 3,000 years earlier than 1st thought: 2,800 BC

    The plague was spreading nearly 3,000 years before previously thought, scientists say after finding traces of the disease in the teeth of ancient people — a discovery that could provide clues to how dangerous diseases evolve.

  • NASA's New Horizons on new post-Pluto mission

    The spacecraft that gave us the first close-up views of Pluto now has a much smaller object in its sights.

  • Microsoft's new businesses shine, but PC software still sags

    Microsoft may still be suffering from lagging sales of personal computers, but the tech giant has taken some cues from rivals like Apple and Google — and it's now seeing substantial growth in more promising lines of business ranging from mobile apps and advertising to online games and cloud computing.

  • YouTube to launch $10-a-month ad-free video, music plan Red

    YouTube on Wednesday unveiled a new $10-a-month subscription plan in the U.S. called Red that combines ad-free videos, new original series and movies from top YouTubers, and on-demand unlimited streaming music.