Pentagon awards $75 million for advanced textiles institute

WASHINGTON Sensors that can detect tears in parachute nylons before they become deadly, troop uniforms studded with electronics that can sense chemical agents, and self-powered tents that can save fuel: the U.S. military is banking on a new public-priv...

Email Marketing Tips to Boost Engagement and Readership

Email keeps people connected. It's a modern marvel, a wonder of our time. Based solely on how many times a day people check their emails (especially those in their 20s and 30s), email marketing should be a huge deal. So what's the problem? Mainly becaus...

Adobe issues emergency update to Flash after ransomware attacks

BOSTON Adobe Systems Inc issued an emergency update on Thursday to its widely used Flash software for Internet browsers after researchers discovered a security flaw that was being exploited to deliver ransomware to Windows PCs. The software maker urged...

Solar plane lands in Dayton, Ohio on latest leg of round-the-world flight

An experimental airplane powered solely by energy from the sun landed in Ohio on Saturday night on the latest leg of its historic bid by pilots and developers to fly around the globe without a drop of fuel. The single-seat Solar Impulse 2 aircraft arri...

U.S., Apple ratchet up rhetoric in fight over encryption

WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Justice filed a motion on Friday seeking to compel Apple Inc to comply with a judge's order to unlock the encrypted iPhone belonging to one of the San Bernardino shooters, portraying the tech giant's refusal as a "mark...

Report claiming bias in Facebook 'trending' topics sparks social media outcry

Facebook (FB.O) workers have often omitted conservative political stories from the website’s "trending" list, the technology news site Gizmodo said on Monday in a report that sparked widespread comment on social media.An unnamed former Facebook emplo...

Apple fight could escalate with demand for 'source code'

SAN FRANCISCO The latest filing in the legal war between the planet’s most powerful government and its most valuable company gave one indication of how the high-stakes confrontation could escalate even further.In what observers of the case called a c...

Huge long-necked dinosaurs had big, precocious babies

WASHINGTON The babies of a huge, long-necked dinosaur called Rapetosaurus that lived on the island of Madagascar did not just sit in a nest and look cute. They were born ready for action.Scientists on Thursday announced the discovery of fossils of a ba...

Scientists win $3 million for detecting Einstein's waves

NEW YORK Researchers who helped detect gravitational waves for the first time, confirming part of Albert Einstein's theory in a landmark moment in scientific history, will share a $3 million Special Breakthrough Prize, according to the prize's selectio...

Facebook, Twitter compete for live TV rights - NY Post

Facebook Inc and Twitter Inc are vying to buy rights to stream conventional TV programming, the New York Post reported on Thursday.Both companies have approached programmers about a deal, the Post said, citing several sources familiar with the situatio...