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European Commission mulls best defense for cybersecurity

BRUSSELS, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- The European community needs a cybersecurity strategy that prevents the advantages of the digital age from misuse, a security official said Friday.

Google Glass app could do remote diagnoses, save lives in remote areas

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- The Google Glass -- eyewear with computer capabilities -- could diagnose illness and save lives, especially in isolated locations, a U.S. researcher says.
Scientists fit sharks with 'flight data recorders' in ocean study

Scientists fit sharks with 'flight data recorders' in ocean study

HONOLULU, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Instruments strapped onto and ingested by sharks show how the feared but largely misunderstood ocean predators swim, eat and live, U.S. researchers say.
Google to offer Lego-like modular phone in 2015

Google to offer Lego-like modular phone in 2015

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. tech giant Google has announced it plans to offer $50 customizable modular phones -- that users can modify themselves -- by early next year.
Russian phone maker unveils second-generation dual-screen smartphone

Russian phone maker unveils second-generation dual-screen smartphone

BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Russian smartphone maker Yota Devices has revealed its latest e-ink display equipped YotaPhone at the Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona, Spain.
India unveils its own astronaut crew capsule, plans test launch

India unveils its own astronaut crew capsule, plans test launch

NEW DELHI, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- India, hoping to become the fourth nation to send humans into space, has unveiled a key element in the effort, an indigenously manufactured astronaut capsule.

App could turn smartphone into emergency locator beacon

ST. AUGUST, Germany, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- An app that turns a smartphone into an emergency transmitter could help rescuers locate people trapped in collapsed buildings, German researchers say.
Study suggests massive offshore wind farms could tame hurricane winds

Study suggests massive offshore wind farms could tame hurricane winds

PALO ALTO, Calif., Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Offshore wind farms with thousands of turbines could lessen hurricane winds and storm surges and possibly prevent billions in damages, a U.S. researcher says.

Cyberespionage 'chilling,' Navi Pillay says

GENEVA, Switzerland, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said Wednesday from Switzerland new communications technology could have "chilling" uses.

Scotland aims to lead world in marine power

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Scottish Energy Minister Fergus Ewing said Wednesday his country aims to be among the world leaders in developing emerging marine power technology.

Ailing German PV panel maker SolarWorld completes restructuring

BONN, Germany, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Ailing German solar panel manufacturer SolarWorld AG completed a financial restructuring this week as prospects for foreign demand seemed to be brightening.

Draft says Japan may allow arms exports to secure sea lanes

TOKYO, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- A Japanese government draft proposes allowing exports of arms and technology if they help enhance the country's security.
NASA, California in partnership to respond to ongoing drought

NASA, California in partnership to respond to ongoing drought

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- NASA says it is partnering with California to develop technologies to better manage and monitor the state's water resources and respond to its ongoing drought.

Computer scientists demonstrate 'contagious' airborne WiFi virus

LIVERPOOL, England, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- British scientists have demonstrated a "contagious" airborne WiFi virus that can infect WiFi networks as efficiently as the common cold spreads between humans.

Study looks at possibility of election voting via smartphone

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Electronic voting based on smartphones could be incorporated into the current large-scale election process and lead to fewer errors, U.S. researchers say.
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