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Study links Oklahoma earthquakes to fracking wastewater

Study links Oklahoma earthquakes to fracking wastewater

JONES, Ohio, July 3 (UPI) --Fracking wastewater, injected deep into the ground, is responsible for the surge of earthquakes in Oklahoma according to a new study.
Brooks Hays
Elon Musk: 'We could definitely make a flying car'

Elon Musk: 'We could definitely make a flying car'

LONDON, June 9 (UPI) --Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and Tesla Motors, has said he would be interested in building a flying car "just for fun."
Kate Stanton
U.S. ambassador sworn in on an e-reader

U.S. ambassador sworn in on an e-reader

BERN, Switzerland, June 2 (UPI) --Suzi LeVine, U.S. ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein, is the first U.S. official to swear the oath of office on an electronic Constitution.
Kate Stanton
'Flappy Bird' game to return in August

'Flappy Bird' game to return in August

HANOI, Vietnam, May 15 (UPI) --The re-released version of "Flappy Bird" will include a mutli-player option.
Danielle Haynes
Stephen Hawking: Dismissing artificial intelligence would be a mistake

Stephen Hawking: Dismissing artificial intelligence would be a mistake

LONDON, May 3 (UPI) -- Scientists say not enough research being done on effects of artificial intelligence.
Danielle Haynes
Pictures of human faces on social media more popular

Pictures of human faces on social media more popular

ATLANTA, March 20 (UPI) -- On Instagram, pictures with human faces are 38 percent more likely to receive likes than photos with no faces, U.S. researchers say.

Gazprom Neft joins arctic spill response venture

MOSCOW, March 19 (UPI) -- Oil company Gazprom Neft said Wednesday it's the first Russian company to join an international group tasked with assessing the safety of arctic oil work.

Google Play Store brought down by hacker twice

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 18 (UPI) -- A Turkish hacker has issued an apology after crashing Google's app publishing system for Android smartphones.

New chat app causes problems in middle schools, high schools

CHICAGO, March 8 (UPI) -- A new smartphone chatting application called Yik Yak is causing problems in middle schools and high schools across the United States, officials say.
NASA: 'Planet X' not found during sweep of sky

NASA: 'Planet X' not found during sweep of sky

LOS ANGELES, March 8 (UPI) -- NASA discovered thousands of stars are closer to the solar system than previously thought, but found no signs of a new planet orbiting the sun, officials said.
Smartphone 'kill switch' legislation introduced in U.S. House

Smartphone 'kill switch' legislation introduced in U.S. House

NEW YORK, March 4 (UPI) -- Legislation that would require a "kill switch" on smartphones to deter thefts has been introduced in the U.S. House, Rep. Jose Serrano, D-N.Y., said.

Lawmakers tackle email privacy

WASHINGTON, March 2 (UPI) -- Lawmakers have proposed legislation that would bar law enforcement agencies from obtaining emails in investigations without warrants.

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.
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