Saroo Brierly was separated from his family when he was just 5 years old. He'd gotten on a train, fallen asleep and woken up in Calcutta, far away from his hometown -- a home he didn't even know the name of. He was eventually adopted by an Australian couple but recently used Google Earth to research where he might be from. He reunited with his mom 25 years after being separated from her.
Researchers at Virginia Tech University have created a high-tech computer model that will allow them to model that effects of a pandemic outbreak on the American population. It's a new tool that can help scientists and doctors plan a counter-attack on the disease.
If you've recently filled up the hard-drive on your computer, you may be a digital hoarder. If you've got a collection of thousands of photos or tens of thousands of emails, all on your computer, you may be a digital hoarder. It's becoming increasingly common -- but there are things you can do to help.
Researchers in South Korea are field-testing what is believed to be the first robotic, autonomous prison guard. Built in South Korea, the creation will monitor, analyze and report behavior that could be dangerous to the health, welfare and safety of prisoners and prisons themselves.
Never before has such a dramatic power transfer in China unfolded in the Internet era. Making this even more dramatic is controversial news this week that a one-time popular party leader has been suspended from his posts and his wife has been arrested and charged with murder. All this is unfolding on the Internet in China.
Groupon was one of the fastest growing Internet companies ever. But the image was tarnish, especially when the online coupon giant came forward with financial reports revealing it had overstated its revenue. Now investors are wondering how long the Groupon model will last.
The hot photo-sharing app Instagram has been purchased by Facebook, the largest social network on the Internet, for $1 billion in cash and stock, the two companies announced on Monday.
Google's making waves in the tech space with its unveiling of Project Glass, an effort to build augmented reality glasses, voice controlled, that could allow people to get more information about the world they're seeing in front of them.
New research on the air quality around natural gas wells provides additional evidence and controversy about the possible health effects from hydraulic fracturing or "fracking." In Colorado, scientists found that fracking wells emit potentially toxic hydrocarbons into the air.
In recent days, media attention has been focused on companies that are asking prospective employees to provide login information for Facebook and Twitter accounts. Now a U.S. senator is promising action if it's not determined to be illegal.