Astronomers on Tuesday announced the discovery of 10 more moons of Jupiter, bringing to 79 the number known to be circling the giant gas planet, including one “wrong-way driver” that appears destined to crash into other moons sharing its orbital highway.
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The city of Las Vegas is launching a homeless services component on its GOVegas mobile application.
Charred remains of a flatbread baked about 14,500 years ago in a stone fireplace at a site in northeastern Jordan have given researchers a delectable surprise: people began making bread, a vital staple food, millennia before they developed agriculture.
Plans to launch the first NASA astronauts since 2011 to the International Space Station from the United States look set to be delayed due to incomplete safety measures and accountability holes in the agency’s commercial crew program, according to a federal report released on Wednesday.
The Morningside Branch Library wants to help residents conquer their smart phone with an Android Basics class on Saturday, July 28 at 2 p.m.
Despite advances in predicting where hurricanes are heading, forecasters are still struggling to determine a crucial factor in deciding emergency measures and evacuations: their intensity.
A scientific mega-project to unlock cosmic conundrums from dark energy to detecting extraterrestrial life was given a boost on Friday, when the 64-dish MeerKAT radio telescope was inaugurated in the remote South African town of Carnarvon.
In a lab at the Las Vegas Natural History Museum, researchers from UNLV are combing over fossils from a Columbian mammoth that was a real stand-up guy.
Uber’s [UBER.UL] business in Kenya said on Friday it will keep its fares unchanged for now, after associations representing taxi drivers in the country signed a deal giving guidelines for better fares and working conditions.
A warning is out about a dangerous invasive plant in Western New York.
A breakthrough in the study of ghostly particles called high-energy neutrinos that traverse space, zipping unimpeded through people, planets and whole galaxies, is giving scientists an audacious new way to expand our understanding of the cosmos.
Spanish-speakers aren’t the only people crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. And now that the government is prosecuting everyone who enters the country between official ports of entry, defendants who don’t speak Spanish face unique issues as they go through the federal criminal justice system.
More hospitality robots are calling the Strip home.
Rocket Lab, a Silicon Valley-funded space launch company, planned to open a second launch site in the United States to complement its remote New Zealand pad, the firm said on Wednesday.
Technology giants have been collecting so much of our data for so long that it’s too late to take precautionary steps to protect digital privacy
An Israeli non-profit group plans to land an unmanned spacecraft on the moon in February in the first landing of its kind since 2013.
Scientists have unearthed in northwestern Argentina fossils of the earliest-known giant dinosaur, a four-legged plant-eater with a medium-length neck and long tail that was a forerunner of the largest land animals of all time.
People’s data is increasingly being vacuumed right out of their living rooms via their televisions, sometimes without their knowledge.
Scientists have created hybrid embryos from the sperm of near-extinct northern white rhinoceroses in the laboratory, hoping they can ultimately help save the species.
Get in the car, kids. It’s time to see the Fourth of July drone show.
P.J. Sneed is a nurse at a hospital in Wichita, but only until the end of the June. That’s when he’ll quit to become a hemp farmer.
China has reportedly developed a new laser weapon capable of hitting targets more than half a mile away.
A Portuguese tech firm is uncorking an Android smartphone whose case is made from cork, a natural and renewable material native to the Iberian country.
A science fiction-inspired robot hardwired to assist astronauts will launch from Florida early Friday morning to become the first personal, artificial intelligence-powered companion in space.
Between 1951 and 1992, more than 900 nuclear weapons were detonated at what is now the Nevada National Security Site, 65 miles northwest of Las Vegas.
Feel like the world is going to the dogs? Want to get away from it all? Here’s a solution: become a citizen of the nation of Asgardia and hope it makes good on its promise to colonize the moon.
INTERPOL ROLLS OUT INTERNATIONAL VOICE IDENTIFICATION DATABASE USING SAMPLES FROM 192 LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES
The Speaker Identification Integrated Project marks a major development in the international expansion of voice biometrics for law enforcement use.
A new program from NV Energy could ease range anxiety for electric vehicle owners by providing incentives to install more charging stations across the state.
For many people, the smell of a pizza fresh from the oven and lovingly crafted is a culinary delight that’s hard to beat. But now that hand-crafted pizza has a rival: pizza made by robot.
A drawing of an Australasian cockatoo by a Roman Emperor has revealed trade routes between Southeast Asia and Europe were flourishing around 250 years earlier than previously thought, according to a paper published by the University of Melbourne.
Complex organic molecules have been discovered originating from one of Saturn’s moons, Enceladus, adding to its potential to support life, researchers said on Wednesday.
The reddish cigar-shaped object called ‘Oumuamua spotted last year tumbling through space is a comet, scientists said on Wednesday, solving the mystery over how to classify the first interstellar object found passing through our solar system.
A Japanese space probe named after a falcon arrived at an asteroid 300 million kilometers from Earth on Wednesday after a three-and-a half year journey on a mission to seek the origins of life.
Arianespace expects its satellite launches in 2018 to fall short of a record target, hobbled partly by a data glitch that sent a rocket off course earlier this year, the chief executive of the European company told Reuters on Wednesday.
‘SpearHead 360’ van reportedly comes with zero-day exploits for Android and Apple devices
Texas A&M researchers are installing net structures on the edge of groves to block psyllids from coming into an orchard.
Tomato spotted wilt virus is becoming big in the central San Joaquin Valley, according to Tom Turini, University of California Cooperative Extension Farm Advisor in Fresno County for vegetable crops. The virus had earlier been spotted in lettuce, and this has caused some concern in this season’s tomato crop.
California Ag Today recently spoke with doctoral student Maureen Page of the Neal William’s lab at UC Davis, Department of Entomology and Nematology. She is the recipient of a prestigious three-year fellowship for promoting food security by optimizing wildflower planting.
With grape season in full swing, there’s an abundance of fresh, local grapes in our grocery stores. While our farmers are hard at work, so is the California Table Grape Commission, and their president Kathleen Nave. They are not only making their presence known in the media but are constantly doing research to improve the industry as a whole.
U.S. Conference of Mayors Unanimously Approves Resolution on Data Protection and Data Center Resiliency
Mayor March collaborated with Nevada-based data center developer Switch to create the language for the resolution.
While their attack has yet to sparkle, France have shown the grit and steel that could still take them to the deep end of the World Cup as they beat Peru 1-0 to reach the last 16 on Thursday.
A woman with late-stage breast cancer came to a city hospital, fluids already flooding her lungs. She saw two doctors and got a radiology scan.
The United States wants to send robotic explorers to the moon as soon as next year as a preparatory step toward sending astronauts back there for the first time since 1972, a NASA official said on Monday.
Amazon.com Inc began offering its paid subscription service in Australia on Tuesday, wooing premium users with a way around the geoblock on its offshore websites that has drawn criticism in the world’s 12th-biggest economy.
The voice of Stephen Hawking was beamed into space with a message of peace and hope on Friday as the British physicist, who gained international acclaim for his work on black holes, was laid to rest during a service at London’s Westminster Abbey.
Artificial intelligence senses people through walls
Europe’s physics research center CERN launched an upgrade of its Large Hadron Collider (LHC) on Friday, six years after the huge particle accelerator solved an enduring riddle by confirming the existence of the elusive Higgs boson.
An immense dust storm that may soon encircle Mars is threatening one of NASA’s rovers on the planet’s surface, with the vehicle becoming dormant and unresponsive at a site called Perseverance Valley, U.S. space agency officials said on Wednesday.
Facebook denies building eye-tracking software
Barrick Gold Corp., the largest gold mining company in the world, has started testing autonomous hauling trucks