LOS ANGELES -- If you didn't race out to Los Angeles to get them, or stand in an endless line in Santa Monica, Calif., or catch a helicopter ride to the middle of the Grand Canyon, or brave the Manhattan cold, or pay a premium on eBay, well, you finally can just go online to buy Spectacles.
The $130 high-tech sunglasses from the company behind ...Read more
Can a mouse meditate? A new study suggests the answer is ... kind of.
Researchers from the University of Oregon in Eugene have replicated some of the same brain patterns exhibited by human meditators in the brains of mice -- no tiny meditation cushions or squeaky "oms" required.
Still, experiments show that the "meditating mice" were more ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- Globally, 2016 was the warmest year on record. In Los Angeles, temperature records were shattered last summer during scorching heat waves that saw highs of 100 degrees for five days straight.
If you think the city is too hot, you've got company at City Hall. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti agrees, and he wants to do something ...Read more
The team behind NASA's Juno spacecraft has made a key change to its operating plan. For the rest of its primary planned mission, the satellite will continue to circle Jupiter in its long 53-day orbits instead of transitioning to shorter 14-day cycles.
The decision, made in response to technical difficulties with the plumbing for the spacecraft'...Read more
SAN FRANCISCO -- U.S. corporations that have long resisted bending to the demands of computer hackers who take their networks hostage are increasingly stockpiling bitcoin, the digital currency, so that they can quickly meet ransom demands rather than lose valuable corporate data.
The companies are responding to cybersecurity experts who ...Read more
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SEATTLE--The 9,000-year-old skeleton Native Americans call The Ancient One and scientists refer to as Kennewick Man may be headed back to his ancestral home very soon.
A spokeswoman for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers confirmed Friday morning that representatives from the Corps and the Washington Department of Archaeology and Historic ...Read more
Industrial pollution has reached even the most remote corners of Earth: the deepest part of the sea.
Scientists have discovered "extraordinary levels" of polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, in the Mariana and Kermadec trenches, two of the deepest ocean chasms on the planet.
"Trenches have been considered as pristine environments, but also (...Read more
Q. I'd like to buy a mirrorless camera, but a big part of my photography will be my daughter's high school sports. It seems like everyone recommends an SLR for that, and that is what you see on the sidelines of professional sports games. Is that because of the bigger sensor size, or because an SLR works better for action?
--J.R., Mt. Lebanon, ...Read more
GARY, Ind. -- In 20 minutes, D'Jharea Joyce and her group needed to build a free-standing structure with limited materials able to withstand the weight of 1 1/2 boxes of spaghetti.
When their triangular-shaped structure made from spaghetti and marshmallows held -- unlike others in the room, she didn't believe it.
"It was just suspense and ...Read more
Scientists should be allowed to alter a person's DNA in ways that will be passed on to future generations, but only to prevent serious and strongly heritable diseases, according to a new report from the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Medicine.
However, tinkering with these genes in order to enhance or alter traits such...Read more
Silicon Valley is rightly focused on President Donald Trump's immigration order. But it should be gearing up for another fight that's vital to both tech companies and their customers.
Net neutrality is in the crosshairs again. Ajit Pai, the new chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, has made it clear that he's no fan. He's already ...Read more
Though my film career has been set mostly in movie theaters and my private screening room at home, I've been making movies for more than 50 years. An early adapter, I bought my first Super 8 movie camera while I was still in college. The movies I made using that hand-held device, influenced by auteurs like Fellini and Cassavetes, were unscripted...Read more
Q: After reading your column about updating Windows 7 (see tinyurl.com/zzhdlyf), I typed your tinyurl address into my browser and got strange results. A repeating audio warning said I had a virus and spyware infection, and that I should call the number on the screen (855-257-9669) before the PC became disabled. I restarted the PC and got the ...Read more
NEW YORK -- The rise of online shopping hasn't been kind to traditional department stores. It's Kohl's Chief Technology Officer Ratnakar Lavu's job to bring the retailer up to speed with how its customers shop today.
Lavu worked in e-commerce at Macy's and was chief technology officer at Redbox Automated Retail before joining Kohl's in 2011. ...Read more
OCEAN PARK, Washington -- When Jeanne Johnson lived in New Orleans, she figured out how to weather hurricanes. When the family moved to Kansas City, she taught her kids to take cover from tornadoes. So when Johnson recent bought a house on Washington state's Long Beach Peninsula -- about 110 miles southwest of Seattle -- she set out to improve ...Read more
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What it does: The website's interactive map of Earth lets you tap into radio stations around the world in real time. It also recounts listeners' stories about how they've used radio to make themselves at home in the world.
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Like many scientists, Aaron Parsons doesn't have a history of political engagement.
Instead of focusing on earthly concerns, the University of California, Berkeley radio astronomer spent most of his time scanning the outer reaches of the cosmos, searching for the earliest stars in the universe.
"We're looking for when the lights turned on," he...Read more
One day, gardeners might not just hear the buzz of bees among their flowers, but the whirr of robots, too. Scientists in Japan say they've managed to turn an unassuming drone into a remote-controlled pollinator by attaching horsehairs coated with a special, sticky gel to its underbelly.
The system, described in the journal Chem, is nowhere near...Read more
SAN DIEGO -- About eight years ago, ViaSat Chief Executive Mark Dankberg bet the company he co-founded on satellite broadband, eventually spending $1 billion to transform a technology considered barely better than dial-up into a service that smoothly streams YouTube video.
At the time, the space industry didn't believe ViaSat could build a ...Read more
Q. I just purchased a Pioneer Elite TX-MS09 speaker set, with six speakers and a center channel. The maximum wire run will be 35 feet, and I need about 180 feet total. What should I buy for speaker cables?
-- Joe Picone, Santa Clara, Calif.
A. All you need is speaker wire with enough thickness for the speakers' impedance (given in ohms) and ...Read more