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‘Alien’ genome reveals octopus secrets

Scientists have discovered striking differences between the octopus and other invertebrates.<p>The first whole genome analysis of an octopus also …

Lenovo believes Motorola was a smart purchase, despite falling profits

The smartphone market has become an increasingly tough place to business during the past couple of years, with a slowdown in flagship smartphone demand and huge pressure on price in entry level markets. Many of the well-known smartphone brands have fallen short of their financial targets this year …

Mobile Technology

Comet lander still silent, scientists shift focus to drilling

BERLIN/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - European scientists have revised their plans for the comet lander Philae and are now focusing on getting images and drill samples if communications are restored.<p>Paolo Ferri (R) Head of Rosetta Mission Operations, seen on a video projection behind a model of the Philae …

Space

DARPA's XS-1 spacecraft could hit speeds of Mach 10

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” buzz has already kicked off, but in the real world, the US military has taken a step closer to making advanced spacecraft a reality.<p>The XS-1 is airplane-like space vehicle that can fly to space and rapidly launch small satellites, space weapons, and more into orbit at …

Facebook axed internship for student who exposed location flaw

If you're about to start an internship at one of the world's biggest social networks, it might not be in your interest to publicly embarrass it shortly before you begin. It's a lesson that Harvard student Aran Khanna learned the hard way after creating an app that took advantage of a privacy flaw …

Planned Parenthood videos are a 'Trojan horse', bioethicists say

The anti-abortion group Center for Medical Progress has released a sixth video alleging that Planned Parenthood affiliates improperly handled fetal tissue samples, part of an ongoing series of videos used as ammunition to defund the healthcare organization.<p>But despite many hours of footage and …

The Army Enlists Lockheed To Build Another Laser

Two lasers in development, one for backup<p>If lasers are the future of war, the Army wants to make sure it gets them right. The dirt-stopping branch of America’s armed forces already has the HEL-MD laser-armed truck in development. Made by Boeing, the HEL-MD successfully destroyed mortar rounds and …

Military

How Microsoft built, and is still building, Windows 10

Windows 10 for PCs arrived two weeks ago. Thankfully, we don’t need to wait years to say this will be a Microsoft operating system release like no other.<p>The most obvious clue is not the fact that Windows 10 was installed on more than 14 million devices in 24 hours, that you can get it for cheap or …

Windows 10