Science & Technology

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AP Photo/Allen G. Breed, File
The Associated Press
February 23, 2020 - 12:59 pm
In the rush to replace insecure, unreliable electronic voting machines after Russia's interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential race, state and local officials have scrambled to acquire more trustworthy equipment for this year's election, when U.S. intelligence agencies fear even worse problems.
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FILE - This Aug. 7, 2017, file shows a Microsoft Widows sign on display at a store in Hialeah, Fla. The National Security Agency has discovered a major security flaw in Microsoft's Windows operating system. Microsoft says the NSA notified the company about it. A fix was made available Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
The Associated Press
January 14, 2020 - 12:45 pm
The National Security Agency has discovered a major security flaw in Microsoft's Windows operating system and tipped off the company rather than exploit it for its own intelligence needs. Microsoft made a software patch to fix it available Tuesday and credited the agency for discovering the flaw...
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A worker helps set up a booth before CES International, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
The Associated Press
January 05, 2020 - 6:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — What will watching TV be like in the 2020s? Amid new gadgets and glitz, the CES tech show in Las Vegas aims to offer some answers, many of which boil down to more streaming and more efforts to glue you to your phone. The show's keynote addresses, once dominated by computer and chip...
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The Boeing CST-100 Starliner spacecraft lands in White Sands, N.M., Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019. Boeing safely landed its crew capsule in the New Mexico desert Sunday after an aborted flight to the International Space Station that threatened to derail the company's effort to launch astronauts for NASA next year. (Aubrey Gemignani/NASA via AP)
The Associated Press
December 22, 2019 - 10:45 am
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Boeing safely landed its crew capsule in the New Mexico desert Sunday after an aborted flight to the International Space Station that could hold up the company's effort to launch astronauts for NASA next year. The Starliner descended into the Army's White Sands Missile...
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FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2013, file photo, a person checks their smartphone in Glenview, Ill. A mysterious wave of texts swept America’s phones overnight Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, delivering unintelligible messages that left many people mildly confused when they woke up on Thursday. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
The Associated Press
November 08, 2019 - 12:09 am
A mysterious wave of text messages swept America's phones while many slept, delivering largely unintelligible missives from friends, family and the occasional ex. The best explanation seems to be that old texts sent in the spring suddenly went through. Two people said they figured out the original...
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Sergio Alvarez Moya of Spain, with horse Jet Run, takes 2nd place at the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup 165 cm during the Helsinki International Horse Show in Helsinki, Finland, Sunday Oct. 27, 2019. (Jussi Nukari/Lehtikuva via AP)
The Associated Press
October 28, 2019 - 7:14 am
HELSINKI (AP) — In a glimpse of the future, an entire sports event has been run on horse manure. The world's governing equestrian body on Monday praised a climate-friendly scheme by a Finnish equestrian event to generate all its electricity needs from horse manure, saying the initiative paves way...
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before a House Financial Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, on Facebook's impact on the financial services and housing sectors. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
The Associated Press
October 23, 2019 - 5:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg endured hours of prickly questioning from lawmakers Wednesday as he defended the company's new globally ambitious project to create a digital currency while also dealing with widening scrutiny from U.S. regulators. Representatives also grilled...
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FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2017, file photo, traffic along Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington streaks past the Federal Bureau of Investigation headquarters building. Federal policies emphasizing privacy over disclosure and a complex web of government officials could undermine improvements in communication and coordination if another cyberattack on U.S. election systems occurs. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)
The Associated Press
October 21, 2019 - 5:25 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — If the FBI discovers that foreign hackers have infiltrated the networks of your county election office, you may not find out about it until after voting is over. And your governor and other state officials may be kept in the dark, too. There's no federal law compelling state and...
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In this photo provided by NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir exits the International Space Station on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. The world’s first female spacewalking team is making history high above Earth. This is the first time in a half-century of spacewalking that a woman floated out without a male crewmate. Their job is to fix a broken part of the station’s solar power network.(NASA via AP)
The Associated Press
October 18, 2019 - 10:36 am
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The world's first all-female spacewalking team made history high above Earth on Friday, replacing a broken part of the International Space Station's power grid. As NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir completed the job with wrenches, screwdrivers and power-...
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AP Photo/Eric Gay
The Associated Press
August 22, 2019 - 2:17 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday met in Austin with officials from some of the world's biggest tech giants to discuss ways of combatting extremism in the wake of a mass shooting in El Paso that left 22 people dead.
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