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Artists who have world-renowned and critically acclaimed musicians as parents have an especially hard time forging their own individualized creative identities. This is especially true if your father happens to be, say, the late George Harrison of The Beatles .

 

Google, a company that's built everything from a search engine to a self-driving car, will now try its hand at a city neighborhood. Sidewalk Labs, an urban innovation company owned by Google's parent company Alphabet, is teaming with Toronto to begin planning a neighborhood designed as a model for urban life in the 21st century.

 

YouTube virtual reality video series "The Confessional" debuted on Tuesday, featuring comedians Trevor Noah, Judd Apatow and Howie Mandel, as parent company Google races Facebook Inc to attract viewers to the new medium. Google, a unit of Alphabet Inc , has boosted funding for virtual reality video producers since it unveiled in October the $79 Daydream View headset, which straps a smartphone display close to a user's eyes for stereoscopic video.

 

This image provided by LEGO shows their Women of NASA set. The set features Sally Ride, the first female astronaut, and Mae Jemison, the first black woman to travel in space and goes on sale Nov. 1, 2017.

 

A federal-state crackdown on student loan scams drew strong praise Monday from borrowers and their advocates - and reignited criticism of the U.S. Department of Education for doing too little. Prosecutors are acting against three dozen companies that they say swindle borrowers by charging fees on false promises of debt relief.

 

Two years ago this past summer, I spread the good word in this space about the possibility of using recycled water to irrigate the thirstiest part of Pasadena: The fairways and greens of the 36 holes of the Brookside Golf Courses in the Arroyo Seco. As I noted at the time, that filtered water is currently held in a reservoir near Scholl Canyon Landfill in Glendale.

 

The environmental group Greenpeace issued a report on Tuesday giving technology titans including Samsung Electronics, Amazon and Huawei low marks for their environmental impact. Many of the biggest technology companies failed to deliver on commitments to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and are still reluctant to commit fully to renewable energy, according to Greenpeace USA's Guide to Greener Electronics.

 

The politically explosive issue emerged yet again Monday as a flashpoint in increasingly heated NAFTA renegotiation talks after the United States asked for an end to the system within the next decade. The debate has been going on since the federal government created the system in the early 1970s in response to wide swings in prices and interprovincial trade disputes as technology and other developments disrupted the agricultural markets.

 

The new Surface Book 2, announced Tuesday, is a powerful laptop meant to be a daily workhorse computer for professionals. The device's key feature is a detachable screen that can act as a tablet.

 

A team at The University of Twente is working to make an MRI-compatible, biopsy-performing robot in an effort to expedite the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. is a global, multi-platform media and entertainment company.

 

The galaxy NGC 4993, about 130 million light-years from Earth. The kilonova is above and slightly to the left center of the galaxy.

 

A new security flaw, discovered by researcher Mathy Vanhoef of the University of Leuven in Belgium, appears to be affecting Wi-Fi connections. The issue stems from WPA2, a protocol that secures wireless networks.

 

Security researchers have discovered a Wi-Fi network vulnerability that could allow attackers to steal sensitive information or spread malicious software while someone is logged into a computer or mobile device. A report published Monday said the breach could only happen if an attacker is within range of the potential victim, but the weakness could affect anyone using a Wi-Fi network, whether at home, the office or at a public coffee shop.

 

The Supreme Court agreed Monday to take on a major dispute over the government's authority to force American technology companies to hand over emails and other digital information sought in criminal probes but stored outside the U.S. The justices intervened in a case of a federal drug trafficking investigation that sought emails that Microsoft keeps on a server in Ireland. The federal appeals court in New York said that the emails are beyond the reach of a search warrant issued by an American judge.

 

A photo provided by NASA TV shows a cargo ship as it arrives at the International Space Station, Dec. 13, 2016. An unmanned Russian cargo ship has docked successfully at the International Space Station, delivering supplies to its six-member crew.

 

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Studies into the potential applications of Adult Stem Cell Therapy are rapidly expanding, thanks to the fast gaining popularity of regenerative medicine. Regenerative medicine is a branch of medicine that restores damaged or malfunctioning cells and tissues due to age, disease or congenital defects.

 


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