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Video games, social networks, chat rooms, may help prevent HIV

June 23, 2014 4:35 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

While many HIV prevention interventions have traditionally been delivered face-to-face, a study from Columbia University School of Nursing suggests that digital outreach efforts delivered via text messages, interactive games, chat rooms, and social networks may be an effective way to reach at-risk younger men....

US mayors unanimously pass climate change ideas

June 23, 2014 4:30 pm | by RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI, Associated Press | Comments

A bipartisan group of mayors from across the country unanimously approved a resolution Monday that calls on cities to use natural solutions to fight the effects of climate change. Attendees of the U.S. Conference of Mayors voted in Dallas on the resolution that encourages cities to use nature....

Report says Apple smartwatch to come this fall

June 23, 2014 4:29 pm | by Associated Press | Comments

Apple is likely to launch a computerized wristwatch this fall that includes more than 10 sensors to take health measurements and other data, according to a published report. The Wall Street Journal also said Friday that Apple Inc. is planning multiple screen sizes for the device, which some people have dubbed the iWatch....


Facebook, Twitter, Google score during World Cup

June 23, 2014 4:28 pm | by BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Twitter and Facebook lit up in a World Cup frenzy this week as millions of people around the world took to social media to share in the ups and downs of the matches. Defending champion Spain's stunning elimination Wednesday after a 2-0 defeat to Chile generated a lot of buzz....

Ka-ching! Scholarships for slaying video game foes

June 23, 2014 4:27 pm | by JASON KEYSER, Associated Press | Comments

Note to parents: All those hours your kids spend blazing a trail of destruction in video games may not be a complete waste of time, after all. A small private university in Chicago is offering hefty scholarship for players of one game in particular, League of Legends....

Study shows greater potential for solar power

June 23, 2014 9:39 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Concentrating solar power (CSP) could supply a large fraction of the power supply in a decarbonized energy system, shows a new study of the technology and its potential practical application. Concentrating solar power (CSP) could supply a substantial amount of current energy demand....

Rock that whizzed by Earth may be grabbed by NASA

June 23, 2014 9:32 am | by SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer | Comments

NASA is zeroing in on the asteroids it wants to capture, haul near the moon and have astronauts visit. Officials on Thursday described a prime candidate: A tiny asteroid that whizzed about 7,600 miles above Earth in 2011. At 20 feet long, it is "the size of a delivery truck....


Re-energized atom smasher back on line next year

June 23, 2014 9:30 am | by JOHN HEILPRIN, Associated Press | Comments

The world's largest atom smasher is gearing up for its second three-year run after 16 months of maintenance and upgrades. The Large Hadron Collider, which was used to discover a long-theorized subatomic particle, is designed to push the proton beam close to the speed of light....


5 Things To Know about getting girls into coding

June 23, 2014 9:28 am | by Associated Press | Comments

The Google-led initiative is an effort to get more girls involved in computer programming. A website launching Thursday features female role-model techies who write software to design cool fabrics or choreograph dances. There are simple, fun coding lessons aimed at girls and a directory of coding programs for girls....

Tech Tips: Facebook ads, tracking and you

June 23, 2014 9:25 am | by BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writer | Comments

If you use Facebook, the specific ads you see have been based mostly on what you do on Facebook - your profile information, status updates, likes and interests. That's changing. The company says it will soon give advertisers more options to tailor ads to what you do outside Facebook....

Hackers take down website of Brazilian federation

June 23, 2014 9:21 am | by Associated Press | Comments

The Brazilian football federation says hackers momentarily took down its website on Thursday. The federation said that although the site was quickly restored, it remained unstable for some time while technicians worked on it. Federation spokesman Rodrigo Paiva said before a press conference....

Congress to probe how IRS emails could go missing

June 23, 2014 9:14 am | by STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, Associated Press | Comments

Defiant before skeptical Republicans, the head of the IRS refused to apologize Friday for lost emails that might shed light on the tax agency's targeting of tea party and other groups before the 2010 and 2012 elections. Instead, Commissioner John Koskinen accused the chairman of a powerful House committee of misleading the public....

CERN experiments report new Higgs boson measurements

June 23, 2014 3:14 am | by CERN Press Office | Comments

Geneva. In a paper published in the journal Nature Physics today, the CMS experiment at CERN1 reports new results on an important property of the Higgs particle, whose discovery was announced by the ATLAS and CMS experiments on 4 July 2012. The CMS result follows preliminary results....


Photos of the Day: Harley-Davidson's electric motorcycle

June 20, 2014 2:47 pm | by PR Newswire | Comments

Innovation, meet heritage. Today, Harley-Davidson reveals Project LiveWire – the first Harley-Davidson electric motorcycle. In keeping with the company's customer-led product development approach, starting next week select consumers across the country will be able to ride and provide feedback on the bike....


Invention prevents contamination of food packaging by bacterial biofilms

June 19, 2014 2:15 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Eating fruits and vegetables is good for you, but sometimes there's a price to pay: illness caused by bacterial biofilms that adhere to the produce and to the packaging in which it's shipped. Now a graduate student at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem has discovered a way to attack those bacteria on food packaging....


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