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Oct 16, 2014

U2's Bono says 'oops' for iTunes album download

U2 lead singer Bono apologized Wednesday to iTunes users who objected to receiving an automatic download of the Irish rock group’s latest album in September in conjunction with the launch of new Apple iPhones. The release of the band’s 11-track “Songs of Innocence” free ...

Oct 16, 2014

Toyota recalls Lexuses in U.S. for fuel leak risk

Toyota is recalling about 423,000 older-model Lexus luxury cars in the U.S. because a gasket can leak fuel and possibly cause a fire. The move is among three global recalls that Toyota announced Wednesday totaling about 1.7 million vehicles. The Lexus recall covers the ...

Lockheed's Skunk Works developing truck-size fusion reactor

Oct 16, 2014

Lockheed's Skunk Works developing truck-size fusion reactor

Lockheed Martin Corp.’s secretive Skunk Works unit, which designed the U-2 spy plane and F-117 stealth fighter jet, is developing a reactor to harness nuclear fusion, the process that powers the sun. The reactor would be small enough to fit in a truck and ...

Japan Robot Week offers new approaches to nursing care

Oct 15, 2014

Japan Robot Week offers new approaches to nursing care

by Kazuaki Nagata

Japan Robot Week kicked off Wednesday with a major Tokyo exhibition showcasing new technologies for everything from communications and remote video monitoring to disaster response. Nursing is a prominent theme, with a special display area for products designed to facilitate care for the elderly ...

Oct 15, 2014

Green energy tariffs draw scrutiny

by Eric Johnston

A committee involved with the nation’s energy policy met Wednesday to discuss revisions to the 2-year-old feed-in tariff system for renewable energy. It will also investigate a utility that recently halted renewable electricity purchases under the system by claiming it didn’t have the capacity ...