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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.

Gyrus software aims to foil malware

ATLANTA, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say they've developed software to prevent malware from sending spam emails and instant messages or making unauthorized money transfers.

Better DNA technology helps Florida police solve 23-year-old murder

CORAL SPRINGTS, Fla., Feb. 25 (UPI) -- The murder of a 20-year-old south Florida woman 23 years ago has finally been solved because of improvements in DNA technology and procedures, police say.

Minnesota bank group sues Target over massive data breach

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- A group of First Farmer & Merchants banks in Minnesota have filed suit against Target Corp. over its role in the holiday season data breach, court papers say.

German parent of T-Mobile to offer encryption app for voice, text

BONN, Germany, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Deutsche Telekom, the German parent company of mobile carrier T-Mobile, says it's releasing a new app for users that encrypts voice and text messages.

Intel close to deal with Samsung to provide chips for Galaxy S5 models

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 24 (UPI) -- U.S. chip maker Intel, which doesn't have much presence in the mobile market, says it is close to a deal to provide LTE chips for some Samsung Galaxy S5 phones.
Nokia goes with Android for phones for developing markets

Nokia goes with Android for phones for developing markets

BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Nokia unveiled its first low-end, Android-powered smartphone, targeted at developing markets globally, at the Mobile World Congress in Spain.
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