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Burnsville Company Has Role in Landmark Physics Discovery

A Minnesota supercomputing company has a role in the research that's being heralded as one of the biggest discoveries in the history of physics - the sound of gravitational waves. When scientists captured the sound of two black holes colliding in space, they did it with a system of supercomputers designed and built by Nor-Tech of Burnsville...
  


  • This photo provided by PolyPEDAL Lab UC Berkeley, shows the compressible robot, CRAM with a real cockroach. An Icky New Hero: Roach-Like Robots May Help in Disasters

    When buildings collapse in future disasters, the hero helping rescue trapped people may be a robotic cockroach. Repulsive as they may be, roaches have the remarkable ability to squish their bodies down to one quarter their normal size, yet still scamper at lightning speed...

  • FAA: More Registered Drone Operators than Licensed Pilots

    The Federal Aviation Administration says there are now more registered drone operators in the U.S. than there are licensed pilots. FAA Administrator Michael Huerta told a legal forum on Monday that the agency passed the milestone last week when it topped 325,000 registered drone owners...

  • In this Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, file photo, a person displays Netflix on a tablet in North Andover, Mass. TV Producers May Start Making You Wait for New Shows Online

    Streaming TV has gotten popular as several online services such as Netflix make past seasons of TV shows available for binge-watching, while Hulu offers episodes from the current season. Now, some television companies are balking at giving them timely access to shows...

  • Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey says Timeline Will Stay in Real Time

    Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey says the social media website's stream of tweets will stay live and in real time...

  • Twitter Moves to Actively Seek out Terrorist Supporters

    Twitter is using spam-fighting technology to seek out accounts that might be promoting terrorist activity and is examining other accounts related to those flagged for possible removal, the company announced Friday...

  • Internal Revenue Service Building IRS Resolves Computer Problems after Outage

    The IRS says it has resolved a computer system outage and is again accepting electronically filed tax returns. In a statement on Thursday, the agency says it had resumed processing individual and business tax returns at about 5 p.m. Eastern...

  • Apple Now Accepting Your Banged-Up iPhone

    Apple for the first time is accepting banged-up iPhones as a trade-in from people wanting to upgrade. Until now, Apple offered credit to iPhone owners only if the device had an intact screen and working buttons...

  • An example of a Li-ion battery U of M: Material in Lithium Ion Batteries has Harmful Effect on Key Microorganism

    University of Minnesota and University of Wisconsin researchers say they have learned a new way that electric vehicles, laptops and smartphones are impacting the environment, and the conclusions are raising some red flags...

  • Task Force Recommends $200 Million in Funding for Rural Minn. Broadband

    The Governor’s Task Force on Broadband is recommending that the state invest $200 million to improve high-speed Internet access in greater Minnesota. The task force recommended $200 million in funding for the Border-to-Border Grant Program...

  • This photo provided by Oregon Health & Science University Photography shows Dr. Shoukhrat Mitalipov of the Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Ore. Report: It's Ethical to Test Embryos from DNA of 3 People

    Creating babies from the DNA of three people - a man and two women - one day might prevent mothers from passing on devastating genetic diseases, and advisers to the government now say it's ethical to test under certain conditions...

  • Guilty Plea in Attempted Cyber Attack on US Govt. Computers

    A former Nuclear Regulatory Commission scientist accused of attempting to launch a cyber-attack on federal government computers has pleaded guilty to a computer crime. Charles Harvey Eccleston pleaded guilty in federal court in Washington on Tuesday...

  • This photo provided by HereO shows the HereO GPS watch. Your smartphone or tablet is most likely pretty secure, and unlikely to be hacked, but the same can’t be said for any Internet connected toys you may have purchased for your kids. Something New to Worry About: Connected Toy Security

    Your smartphone or tablet is most likely pretty secure - not perfect, maybe, but generally unlikely to be hacked or to store, say, your email where other people could read it. The same can't be said for any Internet connected toys you may have purchased for your kids...

  • St. Paul Launches Free Winter Snow Parking App

    The city of St. Paul launched a free winter snow parking app Tuesday to give community members information about snow emergencies and other parking issues. The app sends notifications when snow emergencies are declared and offers information on when and where people need to move vehicles...

  • Electronic screens post the price of Alphabet stock, Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York. Alphabet, the parent company of Google, reports quarterly earnings Monday. Alphabet Comes before Apple as World's Most Valuable Company

    Alphabet now comes before Apple atop the list of the world's most valuable companies. The shift occurred in Monday's extended trading after Alphabet, Google's new parent company, released a fourth-quarter earnings report that highlighted the robust growth of the digital ad market...

  • This Aug. 8, 2008 file photo, shows embryos being placed onto a CryoLeaf ready for instant freezing using the vitrification process. Britain Approves Controversial Gene-Editing Experiments

    In a landmark decision that some ethicists warned is a step down the path toward "designer babies," Britain gave scientists approval Monday to conduct experiments in which they will try to edit the genes in human embryos...








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