WASHINGTON — NASA said Wednesday it was looking into a problem with a malfunctioning cooling pump on the International Space Station, but there was no immediate danger to the two American astronauts, three Russian cosmonauts, and Japanese astronaut on board.
LOS ANGELES—Violent dramas on the broadcast networks carry milder parental cautions than cable shows like “The Walking Dead” but can equal them in graphic gore—a failure of the TV ratings system, a new study found.
MONTREAL — The head of Canada’s largest railway says crude oil tank cars must be redesigned to avoid another tragedy like last summer’s deadly explosion in Lac-Megantic, Que.
Canadian National Railway CEO Claude Mongeau told a business group Tuesday that tanker design was one of the “most important systematic issues” associated with the accident.
NEW YORK — Amazon.com is working on a way to get packages to customers in 30 minutes or less — via self-guided drone.
Consider it the modern version of a pizza delivery boy, minus the boy.
WASHINGTON — Pilots are becoming so reliant on computer systems that do most of the flying in today’s airliners that on the rare occasions when something goes wrong, they’re sometimes unprepared to take control, according to aviation safety experts and government and industry studies.
OTTAWA—The federal government says it is handing over to police a recently-discovered cache of e-mails belonging to Benjamin Perrin, former counsel for the Prime Minister’s Office and a central figure in the Senate spending scandal.
SYDNEY, Australia—A brazen bird snatched a video camera that was recording crocodiles in northwest Australia and captured fascinating footage of its 110-km journey across the country’s remote landscape.
Wildlife rangers in Western Australia’s Kimberly region released video today that reveals the sea eagle’s caper.
OTTAWA—Canada’s information watchdog is recommending a ban on instant messaging on federally-issued BlackBerrys and other wireless devices because such messages evaporate so quickly—erasing part of the government record.
There were cheers and the clinking of champagne glasses when two Canadian space cameras blasted off for the International Space Station yesterday aboard an unmanned Russian spacecraft.
The cameras—one shoots photos, the other streams video—are expected to begin transmitting high-definition images of the Earth on the Internet early next year.
DETROIT — For years, the joke in the auto industry was that a mass-produced car that runs on hydrogen was always a decade away.
That will change next year when Hyundai starts selling a Tucson SUV powered by a hydrogen fuel cell. It will be the first mass-market vehicle of its type to be sold or leased in the U.S.