Verizon leads carriers in network quality report

CBS Sci-Tech - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 3:32pm
Verizon's network beats its competitors nationwide, according to RootMetrics' independent network testing
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State lets heirs access dead person's online accounts

CBS Sci-Tech - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 2:34pm
New law gives heirs legal rights over a deceased person's Facebook, Twitter and other Internet content
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Curiosity rover stalled by sand trap on Mars

CBS Sci-Tech - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 2:30pm
With a minor setback en route to Mount Sharp, scientists look for new way for rover to reach destination
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100,000 elephants killed across Africa in two years, study finds

CBS Sci-Tech - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 2:18pm
Study finds that current pace of poaching deaths will lead to the extinction of the species
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Out for a stroll in zero gravity

CBS Sci-Tech - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 2:13pm
Space station cosmonauts Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev began a planned 6-hour and 15-minute spacewalk today, launching a small Peruvian science satellite before pressing ahead with work to change out external experiments and to carry out routine maintenance.
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iPhone 6 may not have sapphire screen: Analyst

CBS Sci-Tech - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 2:10pm
In the debate about whether Apple will use the uber-hard substance in its next iPhone, one analyst says no
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More work is needed to avoid "ecological debt"

CBS Sci-Tech - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 1:59pm
Similar to money, humanity's ecological resources can either be increased or depleted for a certain amount of time
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Testing phase begins for "talking" cars

CBS Sci-Tech - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 8:32am
V2V technology, which would allow cars to communicate wirelessly and prevent crashes, is in the planning stages
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Florida's reefs go digital

CBS Sci-Tech - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 8:58pm
There is a battle to save the coral reef waged by scientists and explorers armed with some very special cameras
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Hospital operator reveals cyberattack on patient records

CBS Sci-Tech - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 5:09pm
Community Health, which owns, leases or operates 206 hospitals in 29 states, says the attack may have happened in April or June
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Government wants to make cars talk to each other

CBS Sci-Tech - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 4:28pm
If implemented, new car tech could save 1,083 lives, according to government officials
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Sweet gig: Cambridge seeks doctoral student to study chocolate

CBS Sci-Tech - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 2:58pm
Cambridge looking to identify ways of keeping chocolate-based foods from melting in warm climates
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5 ways the "sharing" economy disadvantages workers

CBS Sci-Tech - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 2:55pm
Even as the popularity of companies like Uber and Airbnb takes off, the benefits for workers are mixed
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Space plane tech may power hypersonic aircraft​

CBS Sci-Tech - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 2:14pm
Engine technology, designed by a British company, could find soon itself in U.S. military aircraft
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Russian cosmonauts stage station spacewalk

CBS Sci-Tech - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 1:48pm
Two Russian cosmonauts ventured outside the International Space Station Monday to launch a small "nanosatellite," to replace external experiments and to carry out routine maintenance.
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Solar plant's downside? Birds igniting in midair

CBS Sci-Tech - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 1:43pm
State-of-the-art plant holds "the highest lethality potential" of the many solar projects in deserts of California, federal commission warns
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After $100k bitcoin score, 15-year-old creates startup

CBS Sci-Tech - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 9:06am
Erik Finman is the precocious founder of Botangle, an online education program that links students with instructors around the world
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Stepping up the fight against elephant poachers

CBS Sci-Tech - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 6:27pm
Despite stricter anti-poaching laws and increased wildlife protection, African elephants could become functionally extinct in our lifetime due to humans' uncontrolled lust for ivory
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Introducing the “Google Glass” of motorcycle helmets

CBS Sci-Tech - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 3:49pm
The smart helmet from Skully hits stores in 2015, but pre-orders for the device are off to a roaring start. Don Ford from KPIX in San Francisco reports.
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Pocketful of help: Phone apps that improve travel

CBS Sci-Tech - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 2:49pm
Apps like Day One and VCSO Cam can make vacations easier and more enjoyable
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