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'Steak knife' teeth made early dinosaurs top food chain predators

'Steak knife' teeth made early dinosaurs top food chain predators

The first top carnivore predator to walk on land developed "steak-knife" teeth allowing it to eat prey much larger than itself, Canadian scientists say.
Apple's on a buying spree, purchasing its own shares

Apple's on a buying spree, purchasing its own shares

The head of Apple Inc. said the U.S. technology giant had gone on an unprecedented stock buyback spree, spending $40 billion in 12 months.
Curiosity takes its first photo of Earth from Mars surface

Curiosity takes its first photo of Earth from Mars surface

NASA's Curiosity rover takes its first photo of Earth from the surface of Mars, appearing along with the moon as a "bright evening star."
Kristen Butler

Japan's Sony says it's leaving the PC market, will sell Vaio

Japan's Sony Corp. announced it is leaving the shrinking PC market and is selling its Vaio personal computer division to a Japanese investment fund.
Target data breach put down to access details stolen from contractor

Target data breach put down to access details stolen from contractor

Failure to properly segregate systems handling payment card data in its network led to the massive data breach at Target last month, a U.S. researcher says.
Years of observation of distant galaxy provide dramatic new image

Years of observation of distant galaxy provide dramatic new image

NASA says its Chandra X-ray Observatory has revisited a galaxy 12 million light years from Earth with a giant jet blasting away from a supermassive black hole.
Scientists develop 'friendly' robot to improve human-android bond

Scientists develop 'friendly' robot to improve human-android bond

British scientists say "friendly" robots are helping them to understand how more realistic relationships might be developed between humans and androids.
Whales off Africa increasingly encountering human activities

Whales off Africa increasingly encountering human activities

Important whale habitats and migration routes off western Africa are increasingly overlapping with offshore ocean industries, U.S. conservationists warn.

Trio of European satellites positioned to study Earth's magnetic field

Ground controllers say they're maneuvering a trio of European satellites into precise orbits to start delivering the best-ever survey of Earth's magnetic field.
Bionic hand gives Danish amputee sense of touch

Bionic hand gives Danish amputee sense of touch

A Danish amputee is the first in the world to feel with a sensory-enhanced prosthetic hand surgically wired to nerves in his upper arm, researchers said.

Taiwan's HTC says it is working on entry in the smartwatch arena

Taiwanese smartphone and tablet maker HTC has confirmed that it will be launching at least one wearable computer gadget by end of 2014.
Experiment proves salmon use Earth's magnetic field to navigate

Experiment proves salmon use Earth's magnetic field to navigate

U.S. scientists say they've confirmed salmon are using Earth's magnetic field to navigate across thousands of miles of water to find their rivers of origin.
Astronomers discover new brown dwarf -- except this one is red

Astronomers discover new brown dwarf -- except this one is red

Astronomers in Britain report they've discovered a peculiar example of a celestial body known as a brown dwarf, one with unusually red skies.
DNA yields clues to why mammoths went extinct in arctic regions

DNA yields clues to why mammoths went extinct in arctic regions

The reason mammoths and other large mammals went extinct about 10,000 years ago was a drastic change in available vegetation, Swedish researchers suggest.
Researchers say tree roots act as thermostat for global climate

Researchers say tree roots act as thermostat for global climate

Tree roots in mountainous regions help regulate the global climate, keeping the Earth's atmosphere from growing too hot or too cold.
Brooks Hays
Genetic study of pigeon color could yield clues to human skin diseases

Genetic study of pigeon color could yield clues to human skin diseases

Mutations in key genes determine feather color in domestic pigeons, and the same genes control pigmentation of human skin, U.S. researchers say.
Google makes climate data more accessible with new Google Earth tools

Google makes climate data more accessible with new Google Earth tools

Researchers in the UK have embedded climate data onto the Google Earth platform, allowing users to visualize changes in weather and temperature over time.
Brooks Hays

Next Windows update reportedly pushed back from March to April

Microsoft's Windows 8.1 Update 1, expected to ship in March, may not arrive until April, sources told ZDNet.

Astronomers delve into universe's early history in black hole study

Black holes formed from the earliest stars in the universe began heating gas throughout space later than cosmologists have thought, Israeli scientists say.

NYPD confirms it is testing Google Glass wearable computers

Police in New York are evaluating whether Google Glass eyewear could be used in investigating terrorists and preventing crime, a website reports.
North Korea's computer operating system is Apple OS X lookalike

North Korea's computer operating system is Apple OS X lookalike

North Korea's latest version of its state-mandated computer operating system bears a striking resemblance to Apple's Mac OS X platform, Web watchers say.

Sochi Winter Olympics predicted as first 'fully mobile' games

The Winter Olympics in Russia will be the first "fully mobile" Olympics, with a dramatic rise in Web and mobile viewing of the sports action, a researcher says.
Researchers put global temperature records in Google Earth interface

Researchers put global temperature records in Google Earth interface

Climate researchers at Britain's University of East Anglia announced they've made the world's temperature records available via Google Earth.
Newly formed, dramatic impact crater photographed on Mars

Newly formed, dramatic impact crater photographed on Mars

Mars is hit by more than 200 space rocks every year but few have left as dramatic a crater as the one recently imaged by an orbiting spacecraft, NASA says.

Apple co-founder says cloud storage leaves companies open to spying

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak says tech companies depending on cloud storage of data have left that data open to prying by national security agencies.
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