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How earthquakes are measured


Earthquakes are measured using seismographs, which monitor the seismic waves that travel through the Earth after an earthquake strikes.

Scientists used the Richter Scale for many years but now largely follow the "moment magnitude scale," which the U....


Android robot urinates on Apple logo in Google Maps

Google sign

In the outskirts of Rawalpindi, a Pakistani city less than 10 miles southwest of Islamabad, is what appears to be a park in the shape of an Android robot peeing on an Apple logo.

At least, that's what shows up if you look up Rawalpindi in Google Maps.


Japanese companies tests robots in workplace

Aiko Chihira android robot Japan

A crowd gathers near the entrance of Tokyo's upscale Mitsukoshi Department Store, which traces its roots to a kimono shop in the late 17th century.

Fitting with the store's history, the new greeter wears a traditional Japanese kimono while delivering ...


Hubble Space Telescope turns 25

Westerlund 2 as captured by the Hubble Space Telescope

It's up there right now -- flying about 340 miles over the Earth and circling us every 97 minutes. It's a telescope -- in the sky. Just think about that for a bit. It's called the Hubble Space Telescope.


Comcast says it's over: It won't try to merge with Time Warner Cable

Comcast logo

It's over. Comcast formally withdrew from its pending $45 billion merger with Time Warner Cable on Friday morning -- after the companies failed to convince regulators the deal would be good for consumers.


Microsoft: The post-Windows company?

Microsoft Windows 10

Who cares about Windows 10? Microsoft might not even need it.

That's an exaggeration, but Microsoft keeps finding new ways to prove that it is built to survive the "post-PC" world.

Sales of Windows tanked last quarter, falling 19% for business customer...


Son of Hubble to peer back in time

Hubble Telescope

If you're hunting for the earliest galaxies and clues about potential life on other planets you are going to need a very big mirror and a golf ball of gold.

They are both necessary for the construction of The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), intende...


Japan space agency aims for the moon by 2018

moon japan

Japan's space agency announced this week that the country would put an unmanned rover on the surface of the moon by 2018, joining an elite club of nations who have explored Earth's satellite.

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), divulged th...


YouTube marks 10 years by opening new studios


On the 29th floor of Roppongi Hills, an upscale Tokyo high-rise full of offices, restaurants and residences, two actors in kimonos sit on a tatami mat and glare at each other as artificial smoke billows around them.

It's been a long day of filming "Th...


Google launches 'Project Fi' wireless service

Google headquarters sign

Google on Wednesday announced Project Fi, a new cell phone service that will compete with AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint. Project Fi is like any other wireless service, except for a few notable differences.


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NASA develops its own car of the future

NASA MRV splash

NASA unveiled its new fleet of extraterrestrial vehicles Wednesday. One vehicle, the Modular Robotic Vehicle, gives newer self-driving cars from Google, Audi, Mercedes and Nissan a run for their money.


Indian women cash in online

Indian ecommerce bustling

One Indian company is making it easier for women to work from home and cash in on the country's hunger for online retail.


What rocket explosion means for private sector

Rocket explosion and private sector

Tuesday’s rocket explosion will have little effect on the private sector working with NASA to get Americans into space.


The technology behind OK Go's new video

OK Go unicycle video

Meet the Japanese man behind OK Go's latest music video that's gone viral.


Shock wave hits bystanders after rocket explodes

NASA rocket shock wave

Cellphone video captures a massive shock wave following the explosion of NASA's Antares rocket Tuesday night.


IPhone 6 black market thriving in China

iPhone 6 black market in China

Chinese buyers are willing to pay big bucks for the iPhone 6, which hasn't gone on sale yet in China because it doesn't yet have government approval.


Blackberry pins hopes on new smartphone

Blackberry Passport

Blackberry hopes the huge square-shaped touchscreen on its new Passport phone will help it win back old customers.


Meet real-life cyborgs

Real-life cyborg

Cyborgs aren't only in science fiction any more. A few people have starting finding real-life uses for implanted bio-technology.


Device lets you print makeup in any color

3D printer makeup

Going to the drug store is so 20th century. Now you can print your own makeup at home.


First Bitcoin ATM in US opens

Bitcoin ATM

A virtual currency is making its way into the real world. The first Bitcoin ATM in the United States is up and running in Albuquerque, N.M.


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