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Zuckerberg's Goal: Remake a World Facebook Helped Create

Zuckerberg's Goal: Remake a World Facebook Helped Create

By Barbara Ortutay | Feb 19
Now Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg wants to remake the social media company in a way that counters isolationism, promotes global connections and addresses social ills.

Can Internet-Beaming Balloons Outmaneuver Shifting Winds?

Can Internet-Beaming Balloons Outmaneuver Shifting Winds?

By Michael Liedtke | Feb 19
For its next trick, an internet-beaming balloon factory spun out of Google believes it can outmaneuver the wind.

New Mosquito Trap Smart Enough to Keep Just the Bad Bugs

New Mosquito Trap Smart Enough to Keep Just the Bad Bugs

By Lauran Neergaard | Feb 19
A smart trap for mosquitoes? A new high-tech version is promising to catch the bloodsuckers while letting friendlier insects escape - and even record the exact weather conditions when different species emerge to bite.

Casting Oscar: Foundry Creates Each Statuette As Work of Art

Casting Oscar: Foundry Creates Each Statuette As Work of Art

By Michael Hill | Feb 18
Every Oscar fist-pumped or tearfully cradled by Academy Award winners is first cast, buffed and fussed over at a foundry far from Hollywood.

Could Gene Editing Help Avoid Disease? Maybe

Could Gene Editing Help Avoid Disease? Maybe

By Lauran Neergaard | Feb 18
A major new ethics report leaves open the possibility of one day altering human heredity to fight genetic diseases, with stringent oversight, using new tools that precisely edit genes inside living cells.

VR at Ancient Rome Palace

VR at Ancient Rome Palace

Feb 18
Cutting-edge technology is helping ancient Rome come back to life. Visitors at Domus Aurea can now use VR headsets to peek into the past.

Warning, Escape Route Lack by California Dam

Warning, Escape Route Lack by California Dam

By Ellen Knickmeyer | Feb 17
Communities just downstream of California's Lake Oroville dam would not receive adequate warning or time for evacuations if the 770-foot-tall dam itself - rather than its spillways - were to abruptly fail,

Nevada Lawmaker Seeks Precautionary Ban on Human Microchips

Nevada Lawmaker Seeks Precautionary Ban on Human Microchips

By Alison Noon | Feb 16
Computer chips that store personal information and could be used to pinpoint someone's location could not be implanted in humans without consent under a bill Nevada state lawmakers weighed on Monday.

Snapchat's Future After Filing for IPO

Snapchat's Future After Filing for IPO

Feb 16
Despite early success and popularity, some are concerned that Snapchat may not be able to sustain its momentum.

India Launches More than 100 Satellites into Orbit

India Launches More than 100 Satellites into Orbit

Feb 16
India's space agency said it successfully launched more than 100 foreign nano satellites into orbit Wednesday aboard a single rocket.

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