Technology

  • Explorers find WWII Navy destroyer, deepest wreck discovered
    MANILA, Philippines -- A U.S. Navy destroyer that engaged a superior Japanese fleet in the largest sea battle of World War II in the Philippines has become the deepest wreck to be discovered, according to explorers. The USS Samuel B. Roberts, popularly known as the “Sammy B," was identified on... Read more
    Source: ABC - Technology Published on: 2022-06-26
  • 'Biblical' insect swarms spur Oregon push to fight pests
    ARLINGTON, Ore. -- Driving down a windy canyon road in northern Oregon rangeland, Jordan Maley and April Aamodt are on the look out for Mormon crickets, giant insects that can ravage crops.“There’s one right there,” Aamodt says.They’re not hard to spot. The insects, which can grow larger than 2 inches... Read more
    Source: ABC - Technology Published on: 2022-06-26
  • NASA asteroid mission on hold due to late software delivery
    NASA put an asteroid mission on hold Friday, blaming the late delivery of its own navigation software.The Psyche mission to a strange metal asteroid of the same name was supposed to launch this September or October. But the agency’s Jet Propulsion Lab was several months late delivering its software for... Read more
    Source: ABC - Technology Published on: 2022-06-24
  • Toyota recalls electric car for faulty wheel that may detach
    TOKYO -- Toyota is recalling 2,700 bZ4X crossover vehicles globally for wheel bolts that could become loose, in a major setback for the Japanese automaker’s ambitions to roll out electric cars. Toyota Motor Corp. said Friday the cause is still under investigation, but the whole wheel could come off, risking... Read more
    Source: ABC - Technology Published on: 2022-06-23
  • NASA: Give us back our moon dust and cockroaches
    BOSTON -- NASA wants its moon dust and cockroaches back.The space agency has asked Boston-based RR Auction to halt the sale of moon dust collected during the 1969 Apollo 11 mission that had subsequently been fed to cockroaches during an experiment to determine if the lunar rock contained any sort... Read more
    Source: ABC - Technology Published on: 2022-06-23
  • Instagram tests using AI, other tools for age verification
    Instagram is testing new ways to verify the age of people using its service, including a face-scanning artificial intelligence tool, having mutual friends verify their age or uploading an ID. But the tools won't be used, at least not yet, to block children from the popular photo and video-sharing app.... Read more
    Source: ABC - Technology Published on: 2022-06-23
  • NASA wraps up moon rocket test; to set launch date after fix
    In this photo provided by NASA, NASA’s Space Launch System rocket and Orion crew capsule are seen on the launch pad at Launch Complex 39B at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., on Monday, June 20, 2022. NASA fueled the rocket for the first time on Monday and... Read more
    Source: ABC - Technology Published on: 2022-06-23
  • World's biggest bacterium found in Caribbean mangrove swamp
    WASHINGTON -- Scientists have discovered the world's largest bacterium in a Caribbean mangrove swamp. Most bacteria are microscopic, but this one is so big it can be seen with the naked eye.The thin white filament, approximately the size of a human eyelash, is “by far the largest bacterium known to... Read more
    Source: ABC - Technology Published on: 2022-06-23
  • Turkey battles wind-driven wildfire near resort for 3rd day
    ANKARA, Turkey -- Firefighting crews battle for a third day on Thursday wind-driven wildfires that has blackened a swath of pine forest near a popular resort in southwestern Turkey and driven dozens of people from their homes.More than 2,500 firefighters, aided by water-dropping planes and helicopters, were deployed to fight... Read more
    Source: ABC - Technology Published on: 2022-06-23
  • Mexico scientist gets 4 years for spying for Russia in Miami
    MIAMI -- A prominent Mexican scientist who led a double life with two families on separate continents and was co-opted by Russian agents into surveilling a U.S. government informant residing in Miami has been sentenced to four years and one day in federal prison. Hector Cabrera Fuentes, 36, was sentenced... Read more
    Source: ABC - Technology Published on: 2022-06-22