BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 29 (UPI) — Google’s Eric Schmidt says “worrying legislative efforts” to censor the Web concern him but said technology will ultimately prevent a “digital caste system.”
Speaking at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain…
BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 29 (UPI) — The Chinese telecommunications firm Huawei unveiled a series of smartphones at the Mobile World Congress in Spain it said would be priced competitively.
The company said it has set a target of selling 60 million sma…
XI’AN, China, Feb. 29 (UPI) — A possible tomb of the last emperor of China’s Qin Dynasty won’t be excavated until studies are conducted for subsequent protection plans, authorities said.
The cultural heritage bureau of Shaanxi province had proposed …
BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 29 (UPI) — Microsoft unveiled Windows 8 for public testing Wednesday at the World Mobile Congress in Barcelona, Spain, saying it would offer “fast and fluid” computing.
Aimed at winning back some ground lost to Apple and Googl…
PARIS, Feb. 29 (UPI) — Fossils discovered in China suggest prehistoric fleas up to an inch long may have fed on feathered dinosaurs, an international team of researchers says.
Fossils of several of the blood-sucking insects were unearthed at two sit…
HAIFA, Israel, Feb. 29 (UPI) — A Greek bronze helmet covered with gold leaf and decorations discovered in the waters of Haifa Bay in Israel has been dated to 2,600 years ago, researchers say.
Archaeologists said the helmet may have belonged to a wea…
SACRAMENTO, Feb. 29 (UPI) — A wolf being tracked in California has traveled more than 1,000 miles in the state’s wilderness areas in search of a mate and a new home, officials say.
The wolf dubbed Journey, tracked by a radio collar since he wandered…
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Feb. 29 (UPI) — A private spaceship is close to heading to the International Space Station as SpaceX’s Dragon capsule and Falcon 9 rocket have been joined, the company says.
The cargo capsule and the launch vehicle have been as…
DOHA, Qatar, Feb. 29 (UPI) — A $5.3 million desert greenhouse in Qatar will imitate nature to extract salt from seawater and create conditions ripe for plant growth, project planners say.
The Sahara Forest Project, to be built just outside Doha, wil…
BARCELONA, Spain (UPI) — Mozilla, the maker of the Firefox Web browser, says it wants to take on Google and Apple in the smartphone arena with an operating system it […]
WASHINGTON (UPI) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says habitat protection in old-growth forests in the Pacific Northwest will benefit the threatened northern spotted owl. But while making the […]
NEW YORK (UPI) — Radioactive radon gas, a known carcinogenic, is in thousands of U.S. classrooms but many districts are doing nothing about it, NBC’s “Today” show reported. Radon, released […]
LIVERPOOL, England (UPI) — Tyrannosaurus rex had the most powerful bite of any creature that ever walked the Earth, say British scientists who studied the dinosaur’s skull structure. While some […]
MIAMI (UPI) — People who drink diet soft drinks daily might have increased risk of vascular events such as stroke, heart attack and vascular death, U.S. researchers said. Study leader […]
ATHENS, Ga. (UPI) — Heat-related deaths among U.S. high-school and college football players tripled to three per year from 1994 to 2009, researchers said. Climatologist Andrew Grundstein, associate professor of […]
LOS ANGELES (UPI) — A diet lacking in omega-3 fatty acids may cause the brain to age faster and lose some of its memory and thinking capabilities, U.S. researchers said. […]
MODESTO, Calif. (UPI) — The American Heart Association certified almonds with its Heart-Check mark to signify to U.S. consumers they are a heart-healthy food, a trade group said. “Nutrition research […]
ST. LOUIS (UPI) — Most U.S. adults are unaware 10 percent of infants has an undetected vision problem, if left untreated, could lead to vision problems, optometrists said. Only 18 […]
MIAMI, Feb. 28 (UPI) — Developer Donald Trump said his company would purchase the Doral golf resort in Miami out of bankruptcy for $150 million. The purchase will include the […]
TOKYO (UPI) — Japan might reconsider the deal if the price of Tokyo’s proposed purchase of U.S.-made F-35 Lightning II stealth jet fighters rise or delivery is delayed. “If the […]
WASHINGTON (UPI) — The U.S. Commerce Department revised the fourth quarter gross domestic output estimate from 2.8 percent to 3 percent in a report issued Wednesday. The figure shows a […]
FRANKFURT, Germany (UPI) — The European Central Bank said its emergency liquidity program loaned $713 billion to 800 banks, numbers that exceeded the banks’ December loan bonanza. In December, 523 […]