Technology

Scientists Exit Hawaii Dome After Yearlong Mars Simulation

SCIENCE | Aug 30
Six scientists have completed a yearlong Mars simulation in Hawaii, where they lived in a dome in near isolation.

Surveillance Program Raises Questions About Tech, Privacy

PERSONAL TECH | By Juliet Linderman | Aug 30
Unbeknownst to the mayor, state's attorney or other city officials, Police Commissioner Kevin Davis agreed to let Persistent Surveillance Systems try out its time-traveling technology over Baltimore.

Goodbye, Herring? Biotech Bait Gives Lobstermen Alternative

PERSONAL TECH | By Patrick Whittle | Aug 29
With about $1 million in funding from the National Science Foundation, a small company has developed "OrganoBait," a hockey puck-shaped product packed with an artificial attractant crabs and lobsters love.

NASA Nears the End of Its Splashdown Tests for Mars Craft

SCIENCE | By Ben Finley | Aug 29
NASA on Thursday conducted the second to last splashdown test for its Orion spacecraft as the agency prepares to eventually send humans to Mars.

Study Finds Most Teens Vaping Fruity Flavors, Not Nicotine

PERSONAL TECH | By Mike Stobbe | Aug 29
New research suggests that most teens aren't vaping nicotine at all, but using sweet and fruity flavors like strawberry, chocolate cake and bubble gum.