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Aircraft and military manufacturer Boeing has been granted a patent on a system that is designed to prevent explosion shockwaves from harming a target.
A pair of engineering students created a new type of fire extinguisher that uses sound waves to put out flames.
Heavy rainfall has allowed the Central American country of Costa Rica to be powered almost entirely by its hydroelectric plants.
Looking to be transparent, the US government agency brings data-driven energy usage charts, which include everything from crude oil production to wind generation to gasoline prices, to the web.
A few states have begun the journey toward offering a digital version of your driver's license that would reside on your phone. But the going could be stop and go for a while.
The effort is the department's latest attempt to root out malicious software from Russian hackers in its unclassified email system, according to a report.
The world's most valuable company joins Wall Street's pre-eminent stock index, a key metric of the nation's economic performance.
Pay.gov, a government website that collects payments to federal agencies, has added PayPal and Dwolla to its list of options.
Johnathan Nightingale, Mozilla's vice president of Firefox, is leaving. Firefox is stronger now after a tough 2014, he says, but his departure means more unsettled times for the browser maker.
The stunning result of a comet streaking across the lens of the 570-megapixel Dark Energy Camera could make backyard astronomers green with envy.