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CES 2018 | Yamaha unveils autonomous and robot-driven motorcycles

Ready to ride? Autonomous, self-balancing, and robot-driven. Yamaha brings next-generation technology to the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Facebook discovers cost of factory-farming users

Mark Zuckerberg is discovering the cost of factory-farming Facebook’s users. The $550 billion social network’s success harvesting advertising dollars through mass-appeal content has made it very profitable. The snag is that users are increasingly unhappy. The founder and chief executive’s return to focusing more on their welfare may limit short-run earnings but should improve sustainability.

Facebook changes News Feed

Shares of Facebook Inc fell more than 4 percent on Friday and were on track for their worst session in more than three months...

Apple should address youth phone addiction

Apple Inc shareholders Jana Partners and the California State Teachers’ Retirement System are urging the smartphone maker to take steps to address what they say is a growing problem of young people getting addicted to Apple’s iPhones, Jana partner Charles Penner said.

Nissan Brain-to-Vehicle technology redefines future of driving

Latest breakthrough in Nissan Intelligent Mobility promises cars that learn from driver.

Twitter says world leaders like Trump have special status

Twitter Inc on Friday reiterated its stance that accounts belonging to world leaders have special status on the social media network, pushing back against users who have called on the company to banish US President Donald Trump.
Facing lawsuits and consumer outrage after it said it slowed older iPhones with flagging batteries, Apple Inc (AAPL.O) is slashing prices for battery replacements and will change its software to show users whether their phone battery is good. In a...

UNBREAKABLE | Self-healing glass repairs itself if pressed together

Researchers in Japan say they have developed the world's first "self-repairing glass" that can be stuck back together by hand when broken.

WATCH | Folding helmet takes hassle out of cycling safety

Sam Terry, founder of LID Helmets, demonstrates his 'folding' cycling helmet that aims to tackle so-called "helmet-hassle".

EV SHIFT | NGK Spark Plug ignites all solid-state battery quest

Facing the eventual demise of gasoline engines, the world’s biggest maker of spark plugs is turning its focus to a component it believes will be just as vital in the coming era of electric vehicles - next-generation all solid state batteries.

SCIENCE

Martian ice deposits could sustain human outposts in the future

Scientists using images from an orbiting NASA spacecraft have detected eight sites where huge ice deposits near the Martian surface are exposed on steep slopes, a potential source of water that could help sustain future human outposts.

Japanese astronaut apologizes for ‘fake news’ of height gain in space

Japanese astronaut Norishige Kanai, on a mission to the International Space Station, apologized on Wednesday for saying he had grown 9 centimeters (3.5 inches) while in space and expressing concern about whether he’d be safe on his return to Earth.

New laser tech discovered for use in hyper-precise atomic clock

Swiss and French researchers have found new laser technology for use in atomic clocks, which could raise the precision of timekeeping to losing just one second every 6 million years, according to a press release by University of Neuchatel on Saturday.

Cannabis ingredient holds promise as anti-psychotic medicine

An ingredient in cannabis called cannabidiol or CBD has shown promise in a clinical trial as a potential new treatment for psychosis, scientists said on Friday.

Trump wants to send U.S. astronauts back to moon, someday Mars

At a time when China is working on an ambitious lunar program, President Donald Trump vowed on Monday that the United States will remain the leader in space exploration as he began a process to return Americans to the moon.

SAFE AND SOUND | NASA’s Mars rover in good shape after 8th harsh Martian winter

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA -- U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)'s senior Mars rover Opportunity has survived the worst part of its eighth Martian...