Science & technology

Is The US Finally Accelerating A Move To Chip And Pin?

The US is more than a decade behind many other countries in adopting chip and pin systems, which are standard in much of Europe and other developed countries around the world. Only two per cent of Americans have chip and pin enabled cards, according to the Smart Card Alliance.

U.S. needs to invest in Arctic ships, technology to prepare for climate change: envoy

The United States needs billions of dollars of new equipment including ice-breaking ships, better satellite service and fiber-optic networks as it prepares for climate change and melting ice in the Arctic, a top U.S. official said on Tuesday.

Bartiromo: Mobile rules, ex-Apple chief says

I caught up with Sculley to get his thoughts on where the innovation is and how it is changing our jobs and lives. Sculley is betting on artificial intelligence and growth in the emerging markets with new game-changing companies.

Why innovation needs both art and science

Like many aspects of the digital age, this idea that innovation resides where art and science connect is not new. Leonardo da Vinci was the exemplar, and his drawing of the Vitruvian Man became the symbol, of the creativity that flourishes when the humanities and sciences interact.

Apple-1 computer sold at auction for $905,000

The computer, which went under the hammer for $750,000 at Bonham’s History of Science auction in New York Wednesday, was bought by The Henry Ford museum complex in Dearborn, Mich. The buyer's commission took the computer's total price to $905,000. “It has actually been on our collecting plan for many, many years,” Patricia Mooradian, president of The Henry Ford, told FoxNews.com. “To have this Apple-1 is very important because our collection focuses on innovation, ingenuity, and resourcefulness, which are great American traditions.”

Women fall back in tech; reasons not entirely clear

No one knows for certain why the drop in women in tech has been so steep, though there are theories. "I think that is the big question that the entire technology industry is trying to figure out and trying to solve," said Susan Harker, vice president of global talent acquisition at Amazon.com.

Microsoft Plans To Launch A Wearable Device Within Weeks

With a battery that lasts more than two days, Microsoft could get a leg up on big-name competitors who have entered the wearables space. Battery life is frequently cited as one of most important factors that consumers consider when buying a smartphone, yet the topic was conspicuously glossed over at Apple’s Watch announcement last month.

Welcome to wearable tech

One device seems to embody all of the potential of wearable electronics for both convenience and cyborglike strangeness. Google Glass is a wirelessly connected, voice-controlled, head-mounted computer that displays search results, navigation directions and even recipes in the user’s peripheral vision.

Nine real technologies that will soon be inside you

Wearables will have their moment in the sun, but they're simply a transition technology. Technology will move from existing outside our bodies to residing inside us. That's the next big frontier.

Why wearable tech could pose health risks

Internet-connected glasses, smart watches and health monitoring gadgets put wireless technology right on the body, increasing exposure to radio waves among consumers who are already carrying wireless smartphones, tablets and laptops. The good news is that most wearables use Bluetooth technology, which emits much lower levels of radiofrequency, or RF, than cellular-based smartphones and other devices that use Wi-Fi.

Newman Reportedly Expects To Advocate For STEM As NASA Deputy

President Obama has nominated Dana Newman, a professor of aeronautics and astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, to become the next deputy administrator of NASA. Newman, who was born and raised in Helena MT, must be confirmed by the Senate before she can take the position.

NASA eyes SpaceX soft-landing technology for future Mars missions

Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX ) has been working to develop technologies to increase capabilities in terms of spaceflight – while keeping related costs down. One such effort, the use of descent capabilities on the first stage of the company’s Falcon 9 v1.1 booster – has caught NASA’s attention.

25 Years Since Galileo: A Recent Look at NASA Technologies

For decades, the operations of NASA have been incredibly innovative and inspirational to inventors of all kinds. The agency is still involved in various programs for scientific research, especially involving Mars. NASA recently announced a partnership with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to work collaboratively on future missions to explore Mars.

U.S. FCC to look into new-generation wireless networks

In question are frequencies above 24 gigahertz (GHz), sometimes called millimeter waves, that have previously been deemed technically unweildy for mobile connections, though have the potential to carry large amounts of data and give the promise of lightning-fast speeds.

U.S. To Temporarily Halt Funding For Controversial Virus Research

The federal government will temporarily stop funding any new studies that could make three high-risk infectious diseases even more dangerous. The government is asking all scientists involved in this research now to voluntarily halt their current studies. The unusual move comes after a long controversy over experiments with mutant forms of a bird flu virus.

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