Efficiency killed the market for Airbus' A380

Published Feb. 15 2019

Since a solo flight by the Wright brothers on the shore of North Carolina more than a century ago, the...

NASA rover finally bites the dust on Mars after 15 years

Published Feb. 13 2019

NASA's Opportunity, the Mars rover that was built to operate for just three months but kept going and going, rolling...

AAA: Cold weather can cut electric car range over 40 percent

Published Feb. 7 2019

Cold temperatures can sap electric car batteries, temporarily reducing their range by more than 40 percent when interior heaters are...

Apple releases update to prevent FaceTime eavesdropping

Published Feb. 7 2019

Apple has released an iPhone update to fix a software flaw that allowed people to eavesdrop on others while using...

From dorm to dominance: Growing pains as Facebook turns 15

Published Feb. 5 2019

Facebook, trudging through its awkward teenage years, is turning 15 on Monday.

Five reasons why autonomous cars aren't coming anytime soon

Published Feb. 4 2019

In the world of autonomous vehicles, Pittsburgh and Silicon Valley are bustling hubs of development and testing. But ask those...

Where's my robot lawn mower? Roomba-maker now has an answer

Published Jan. 30 2019

Robot vacuums have now been around long enough that you might watch one bump around a living room and think,...

Blue Origin breaks ground on Huntsville rocket engine plant

Published Jan. 25 2019

A rocket company founded by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos broke ground Friday on a new $200 million engine plant in...

Memos: Facebook allowed 'friendly fraud' to profit from kids

Published Jan. 25 2019

Facebook allowed children to rack up huge bills on digital games while the company rejected recommendations for addressing what it...

On Twitter, a limited number of characters are spreading fake info

Published Jan. 24 2019

A tiny fraction of Twitter users spread the vast majority of fake news in 2016, with conservatives and older people...

Top picks for fuel-efficient all-wheel drives

Published Jan. 18 2019

As ice and snow envelop many of America's roads this winter, all-wheel-drive vehicles become more desirable than their two-wheel-drive counterparts....

Trump says U.S. will develop space-based missile defense

Published Jan. 17 2019

Declaring that space is the new warfighting domain, President Donald Trump on Thursday vowed the U.S. will develop an unrivaled...


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Trump administration to roll out new missile defense plan

Published Jan. 17 2019

The Trump administration will roll out a new strategy Thursday for a more aggressive space-based missile defense system to protect...

Antarctica is losing ice 6 times faster today than in 1980s

Published Jan. 14 2019

Antarctica is melting more than six times faster than it did in the 1980s, a new study shows.

What air travelers should know about the government shutdown

Published Jan. 9 2019

The partial government shutdown is starting to affect air travel.

We're techy, too! John Deere, Tide maker head to CES gadget show

Published Jan. 8 2019

The companies founded by blacksmith John Deere and candle-and-soap-making duo Procter & Gamble may not be the hip purveyors of...

Home items are getting smarter and creepier, like it or not

Published Jan. 7 2019

One day, finding an oven that just cooks food may be as tough as buying a TV that merely lets...

China begins first surface exploration of moon's far side

Published Jan. 4 2019

A Chinese space rover explored the lunar terrain on Friday in the world's first mission on the surface of the...

Detecting depression: Phone apps could monitor teen angst

Published Jan. 3 2019

Rising suicide rates and depression in U.S. teens and young adults have prompted researchers to ask a provocative question: Could...

China lunar probe sheds light on the 'dark' side of the moon

Published Jan. 3 2019

China's burgeoning space program achieved a lunar milestone on Thursday: landing a probe on the mysterious and misnamed "dark" side...

NASA spacecraft hurtles toward tiny, icy world beyond Pluto

Published Dec. 31 2018

The NASA spacecraft that yielded the first close-up views of Pluto hurtled toward a New Year's Day rendezvous with a...


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'Hi, my name is ___, and I'm addicted to tech'

Published Dec. 26 2018

The young men sit in chairs in a circle in a small meeting room in suburban Seattle and introduce themselves...

Elon Musk's new underground transportation tunnel 'a little rough around the edges'

Published Dec. 19 2018

Elon Musk unveiled his underground transportation tunnel this week, allowing reporters and invited guests to take some of the first...