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Japan biotech for surrogate sushi

In this Jan. 5, 2014 file photo, people watch a bluefin tuna laid in front of a sushi restaurant near Tsukiji fish market after the year's celebratory first auction in Tokyo. The researchers at Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology are fine-tuning a technology to use mackerel surrogates to spawn the bluefin, a process he hopes will enable fisheries to raise the huge, torpedo-shaped fish more quickly and at lower cost than conventional aquaculture. The aim: to relieve pressure on wild fish stocks while preserving vital genetic diversity. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)

Of all the overfished fish in the seas, luscious, fatty bluefin tuna are among the most threatened. Marine scientist Goro Yamazaki, who is known in this seaside community as “Young Mr. Fish,” is working to ensure the species survives.

Posted: November 21st, 2014 in Latest Technology Stories,Science and Research | Read More »

Atari games buried in landfill net $37,000 on eBay

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What some have called the worst video game ever made has fetched thousands of dollars for a New Mexico city.

Posted: November 17th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Gaming,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Chileans design a ‘bike that can’t be stolen’

In this Nov. 8, 2014 photo, Cristobal Cabello poses for a picture with the “Yerka Project,” a prototype for an “unstealable bike” at a bicycle trail in Santiago, Chile. The design by Cabello and two other Chilean engineers allows the rider to connect the seat post with the lower beam of the frame so the bike can’t be stolen without breaking it. (AP Photo/Luis Andres Henao)

It’s a bicyclist’s dream: a bike that can’t be stolen. The “Yerka,” a prototype designed by three young Chilean engineering students, is the latest entry in a recent trend of bikes that can be locked using some of their own parts. They include Brooklyn-based “Seatylock,” which uses its saddle seat as a lock, and Seattle-based “Denny,” which is locked with its detachable handlebars.

Posted: November 16th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Space agency: Comet lander ends up in cliff shadow

The combination photo of different images taken with the CIVA camera system released by the European Space Agency ESA on Thursday Nov. 13, 2014 shows Rosetta’s lander Philae as it is safely on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, as these first CIVA images confirm. One of the lander’s three feet can be seen in the foreground. AP

A shadow was cast — literally — across Europe’s historic mission to land on and explore a comet. Scientists said Thursday the landing craft not only bounced twice, it also came to rest next to a cliff that’s blocking sunlight from its solar panels.

Posted: November 14th, 2014 in Latest Technology Stories,Science and Research | Read More »

Drone sightings up dramatically

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The government is getting near-daily reports — and sometimes two or three a day — of drones flying near airplanes and helicopters or close to airports without permission, federal and industry officials tell The Associated Press. It’s a sharp increase from just two years ago when such reports were still unusual.

Posted: November 12th, 2014 in Uncategorized | Read More »

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