Technology

What's Troubling Athletes Arriving in Rio? No 'Pokemon Go'

PERSONAL TECH | By Ryan Nakashima and Stephen Wade | Jul 30
So the plumbing and electricity in the athletes' village took several days to fix. Who cares? But no "Pokemon Go"? That's an outrage!

Washington Scientist Launches Effort to Digitize All Fish

SCIENCE | By Phuong Le | Jul 30
The idea is to have one clearinghouse of CT scan data freely available to researchers anywhere to analyze the morphology, or structure, of particular species.

Common Pesticide Appears to Reduce Live Bee Sperm

SCIENCE | By Seth Borenstein | Jul 30
A new study finds that a commonly used insecticide kills much of the sperm created by male drone honey bees, one reason why the bees are dwindling.

Pokemon Go Creators Working to be 'Respectful' of Reality

PERSONAL TECH | By Derrick J. Lang | Jul 29
The location-aware game provides virtual rewards for players who visit real sites in the game. Several locations, such as the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Japan and the Arlington National Cemetery have asked to be removed from the game.

Cooking Oil, Graphene Among CO2 Capture Prize Entry Ideas

SCIENCE | By Mead Gruver | Jul 29
Cooking oil and graphene, a recently discovered substance stronger than steel, might seem to have little in common, but some theorize both could be made from carbon dioxide emitted by coal- and gas-fired power plants.