Weekend: Chance of Precipitation: Fri: 10% / Sat: 10% / Sun: 10%.
Microsoft reveals Xbox One, the 'new generation' console
On Tuesday at the company's campus in Redmond, Wash., Microsoft unveiled the new Xbox One console.After a thumping welcome video carrying the message that in the next generation, gamers will "stop watching and start feeling ... alive" Don Mattrick, president of Microsoft's Interactive Entertainment Business, started off by running through Xbox's last decade of innovation, including Xbox Live a...
Tue, 21 May 2013 17:44:17 GMT
From space, video of deadly Oklahoma twisters
By Clara MoskowitzSpace.comThe beginnings of Monday's disastrous tornado in Oklahoma were caught from space by a weather satellite in orbit.The GOES-13 satellite, which is operated by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), imagedthe movement of storm systems in the south-central United States between Sunday and Monday,including the storm that sparked a tornado in Mo...
Tue, 21 May 2013 17:27:40 GMT
Pre-caffeine tech: Oklahoma
Our pre-caffeine roundup is a collection of the hottest, strangest, and most amusing stories of the morning.Do tornadoes follow well-worn tracks? Where do the deadliest twisters hit? Will climate change make such storms worse? Monday's devastating tornado in Oklahoma raises some questions for which scientists have ready answers, and others that could puzzle them for years to come.This is why torna...
Tue, 21 May 2013 17:16:35 GMT
Swarming fire ants could be models for rescue robots
By Eric NiilerDiscovery NewsMuch of the South has been living with fire ants for decades, and most youngsters there know to avoid trampling their giant underground nests unless they are looking for a swarm of painful bites. It turns out that these pesky insects are extremely good at running through tunnels without clobbering each other and even using their antennae as extra limbs.And researchers b...
Tue, 21 May 2013 17:16:34 GMT
Oklahoma tornado: How to find people, pets
In the aftermath of one of the deadliest tornadoes in U.S. history, many are desperately trying to reach loved ones in areas affected by the disastrous event. Google and the Red Cross are helping confirm the safety of tornado survivors, while the Oklahoma Humane Society and Reddit users band together to take care of missing pets.Google Crisis Response Center and Person FinderGoogle has set upaCr...
Tue, 21 May 2013 17:16:32 GMT
McCain says 'Apple is one of the biggest tax avoiders' in US
Armstrong, Apollo 11 items pulled from auction
By Robert Z. PearlmanSpace.comThe joystick controller used to steer the Apollo 11 spacecraft to the moon, the original recording of Neil Armstrong's heartbeat when he took humankind's first "small step" onto the lunar surface, and the complete tool kit carried on NASA's final manned moon mission won't be auctioned later this month, despite international headlines that heralded the rare space artif...
Tue, 21 May 2013 16:04:27 GMT
Shocking new theory: Humans hunted, ate Neanderthals
By Larry O'HanlonDiscovery NewsHumans today eat gorillas and chimpanzees, so why would our prehistoric ancestors flinch at sitting down to a nicely roasted Neanderthal?That's the shocking new hypothesis being raised by anthropologists in Spain who wonder if our closest extinct relative was exterminated in the same way as 178 other large mammals, so called megafauna, which are suspected of going at...
Tue, 21 May 2013 16:04:26 GMT
Tornado-proof homes? Up to 85 percent can be spared, expert says
Homes in the direct path of the monster tornado that roared through Oklahoma City suburbs on Monday were all but certain to be destroyed. Yet inexpensive construction techniques could have kept up to 85 percent of the area's damaged houses standing, according to a civil engineer.The trick is already common along the hurricane-prone Gulf Coast the use of clips and straps to keep the walls bolted ...
Tue, 21 May 2013 15:25:30 GMT
Paul: Senate committee 'should apologize to Apple'