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Obama puts 'malicious cyber actors' on notice

A new executive order lets the US Attorney General and the Secretaries of Treasury and State go after cyberattackers "where it really hurts -- at their bottom line."

By April 1, 2015


Preparing for an urban WMD attack

The city of San Francisco ran a large-scale exercise Saturday to help train its emergency response agencies how to deal with a terrorist attack.

By August 16, 2008


Defending against chemical, biological weapons

At the U.S. Army's Dugway Proving Grounds facility in the Utah desert, researchers look for ways to protect soldiers against "bugs" that could easily kill or sideline them.

By July 3, 2009


When Twitter met food trucks

Cities like New York and LA are witness to a rise in the number and quality of roving trucks offering victuals from tacos to waffles--and sounding off via Twitter.

By May 18, 2009


This laser gun zaps mosquitoes

Instrument appears to take a Death Star leaf out of the "Star War" book, with the laser designed to detect the audio frequency of beating wings, zero in on the culprit, and burn it on the spot.

By March 19, 2009


The new ethanol mantra: American as apple pie?

Ethanol is moving full speed ahead, thanks in part to government subsidies. But News.com's Charles Cooper says it's only a half measure--and an expensive one.

By November 14, 2007


Mitt Romney's communist connection

Six degrees of separation? Try two: Ren Zhengfei and Huawei are involved in the 3Com buyout by Bain Capital, a company formerly headed by the presidential candidate.

By September 28, 2007


Why punish the technology?

The war against file swapping is taking a dangerous turn, writes CNET News.com's Charles Cooper.

By January 28, 2005