Think of a competition like "American Idol," except instead of dreaming of fame and recording contracts, a group of UTEP students are dreaming of starting a business. They won $10,000 in March at a competition that allowed them to qualify for last Friday's UT Horizon Fund Student Investment Competition. They ...
Biofuel researchers at UC Berkeley may keep the tobacco industry from going up in smoke. Scientists are engineering tobacco plants to produce oils that can serve as biofuels to power airplanes, cars, trucks and other machines. (May 17)
Officials from both sides of the border were in class Thursday at New Mexico State University getting a lesson on the Geographic Information System, or GIS. The class is led by Randy Carr, GIS coordinator; it's a three-day crash course on this system that he usually teaches in a semester. ...
In this interconnected world, the next big thing may be a fully-wired house. With everything from door locks to coffee makers to pet feeders controllable from an app on your smart phone. The AP's Lee Powell enters the smart house. (May 16)
Scientists at the University of Illinois developed a miniature lens that "sees" like a bee. The panoramic view mimics Mother Nature's optical system for some insects. (May 15)
Google has unveiled a streaming music service called All Access that blends songs users have already uploaded to their online libraries with millions of other tracks for a $10 monthly fee.(May 15)
There's growing concern at the Federal Reserve and the banking industry about increasing attacks on smartphones by fraudsters. (May 15)
Using laptops, tablets, and six sided speakers, Princeton University's Laptop Orchestra teaches students the art of creating and coding music. It's neither Mozart nor Star Wars. (May 15)
A Soyuz space capsule carrying a three-man crew returning from a five-month mission to the International Space Station landed safely on Tuesday on the steppes of Kazakhstan. (May 14)
Women with breast cancer now have more surgical options to treat their disease and save more of their breast. New techniques are faster, gentler and less disfiguring. (May 14)