A look into Chabot Observatory’s critical role in bringing the Apollo 13 spacecraft home 50 years ago

Find out how an observatory in northern California helped NASA plot the course home for astronauts Jim Lovell, Fred Haise and Jack Swigert on Apollo 13. Fred Haise (left), Jim…

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coproID gets the poop on source of fossilized feces

If you were studying the diet of ancient humans, it certainly wouldn't help if you got their preserved feces confused with those of their dogs. A new analytical system system known as coproID is designed to keep that from happening.

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AI and machine learning are making insurance more predictable

Data helps the insurance company, the agency, and the customer make better predictions and choices. Image: ChooChin, Getty Images/iStockphoto More about artificial intelligence Insurance is a data-driven industry. Data qualifies…

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How a 2017 snowstorm prepared an Oregon hospital system for the COVID-19 pandemic

When the growing pandemic and expected work-from-home orders became apparent by March 1, the health system put the lessons learned from that snowstorm into place. More for CXOs When a…

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IBM, Linux Foundation see great response from COBOL programmers

The computer giant and foundation have partnered on initiatives to pair programmers with states seeking help with unemployment systems during the COVID-19 pandemic. Must-read developer content Response has been overwhelming…

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5G connections could help doctors, teachers, and telecommuters during the pandemic

Supply chain issues and other coronavirus disruptions will slow down the expansion, even as demand for fast connections increases. People around the world want even more from wireless networks than…

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Fava beans may be a greener substitute for soy

Many vegans swear by soy as a meat-free protein source, but concerns have been raised over the environmental sustainability of soybean farming. With that in mind, research now suggests that specially-prepared fava beans may be a better alternative.

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