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In Berlin, Technology Companies Search For Elusive Exits

published about 4 hours ago
Berlin companies like Zalando and Rocket Internet are considering public offerings and exits in what could be an exciting time for Europe's tech scene.

Zoologger: Octopus mum broods for record-breaking time

published about 4 hours ago
A deep-sea octopus was seen brooding her eggs for four and a half years without a break to eat – the longest brooding period of any animal

Tesla's US 'Gigafactory' will be operated by Panasonic's battery masters

published about 4 hours ago
Tesla's US 'Gigafactory' will be operated by Panasonic's battery masters
Electric car manufacturer Tesla has today announced a partnership with Japanese electronics giant Panasonic to build a large battery manufacturing plant on US soil. Dubbed the "Gigafactory," the facility will produce the lithium-ion cells, modules, and packs that power Tesla's all-electric vehicles. While Panasonic will be doing the actual manufacturing. Tesla will manage the site and assemble the cells into packs and modules.

T-Mobile swings to Q2 profit, adds 1.5 million net customers

published about 4 hours ago
T-Mobile swings to Q2 profit, adds 1.5 million net customers
T-Mobile on Thursday morning reported solid second-quarter earnings that sent the stock climbing in pre-market trading. The company says it led the industry in a number of key areas including service revenue growth (7.1%), total revenue growth (8%), branded postpaid net subscriber additions (579,000) and branded prepaid net subscriber additions (102,000). Total net customer additions in the June quarter totalled an impressive 1.5 million, which included more than 1 million total branded net customer additions. The company noted a second-quarter profit of $391 ... more


UCLA flood from water line rupture is red flag for L.A. infrastructure

published about 12 hours ago
UCLA flood from water line rupture is red flag for L.A. infrastructure
By Emily Alpert Reyes and Matt StevensBy Emily Alpert Reyes and Matt Stevens

Annenberg Foundation donating $500,000 to assure water for center

published about 18 hours ago
Annenberg Foundation donating $500,000 to assure water for center
The Annenberg Foundation said it will donate $500,000 to keep the water flowing at a home for developmentally disabled adults in the Santa Clarita area.

UCLA flood: DWP should cover costs of water-main break, school says

published about 19 hours ago
UCLA flood: DWP should cover costs of water-main break, school says
UCLA flood damage costs caused by a ruptured water main should be covered by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, a university official ... more

Water-use restrictions take effect in California; daily fines possible

published about 20 hours ago
Water-use restrictions take effect in California; daily fines possible
Tough new statewide regulations restricting outdoor water use took effect Tuesday, the same day millions of gallons of water gushed from a ruptured water main ... more

UCLA water main rupture: Repairs to take 'extended period of time'

published 1 day ago
UCLA water main rupture: Repairs to take 'extended period of time'
Repairs to a ruptured water main near UCLA that gushed up to 10 million gallons of water onto Westwood roads as well as the campus ... more
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Observatory: The Moon Is (Slightly) Flat, Scientists Say

published about 21 hours ago
Observatory: The Moon Is (Slightly) Flat, Scientists Say
“Like a lemon with an equatorial bulge” is how a planetary scientist, the author of the study, described the true shape of the moon.

Brand New Look at the Face of Mars

published Wed, Jul 23 2014 13:24 GMT
Brand New Look at the Face of Mars
A map captures the Martian craters, valleys and peaks in stunning detail and offers ideas on where the rovers of the future might land.

Henry Hartsfield Jr. Is Dead at 80; Flew, With Fortune, on 3 Shuttles

published Tue, Jul 22 2014 21:21 GMT
Henry Hartsfield Jr. Is Dead at 80; Flew, With Fortune, on 3 Shuttles
Mr. Hartsfield, who logged 483 hours in space, flew on the Columbia and the Challenger before they met disaster.

More Eyes on the Skies

published Mon, Jul 21 2014 15:16 GMT
More Eyes on the Skies
Construction is starting on several gargantuan observatories, mostly in Chile, the most ambitious spree of telescope-making in the history of astronomy.

Out There: Stalking the Shadow Universe

published Wed, Jul 16 2014 07:00 GMT
It has long been theorized that it is dark matter that provides the scaffolding for stars and galaxies. Now, scientists are using computer simulations to ... more