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New program uses art to teach science

Thanks to a partnership with NASA, students will be designing prototypes in engineering classes, deconstructing space garments used in fashion design courses, testing material in chemistry labs, and writing about the project for English assignments.


Related Topix: Space, University of Florida, Laptops/Notebooks

Sat Apr 19, 2014


Hopkins wins split decision over Shumenov

John C. Houbolt, an engineer whose contributions to the U.S. space program were vital to NASA's successful moon landing in 1969, has died.


Related Topix: Space, Astronomy, Science, Entertainment, Drama, Television

Greenwich Citizen

What Happened To 7 Of The Earliest Employees Who Launched Amazon

When Jeff Bezos and his wife MacKenzie started driving northwest from New York in 1994, they were setting off on a journey to create one of the biggest e-commerce sites in the United States, based in Seattle.


Related Topix: Amazon, Internet, University of Washington

WCHS-TV Charleston

Artist Sought For Ohio's New U.S. Capitol Statue Of Edison

An Ohio commission is seeking an artist to design a statue of inventor Thomas Edison for the U.S. Capitol's National Statuary Hall.


Related Topix: Ohio, Inventions, Non-Profit

NASA's space station Robonaut finally getting legs

For three years, Robonaut has had to manage from the waist up. This new pair of legs means the experimental robot - now stuck on a pedestal - is going mobile at the International Space Station.


Related Topix: Robots, NASA, Space


FCC Vote on Incentive Auction Plan Could Further Open Broadband Competition

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will reserve a significant amount of spectrum in its upcoming auctions of the television band for unlicensed uses such as Wi-Fi, agency officials said Friday.


Related Topix: Business News, Federal Communications Commission, Wireless, Wi-Fi, Emerging Technology, AT&T


'Transcendence' Like a Clunky TED Talk

First, we had Scarlett Johansson as a human-like operating system. Now, Johnny Depp has been uploaded.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Scarlett Johansson, Hot Chicks, Science, Computer Science, Computers, Joaquin Phoenix, Inventions, PC

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Prince George Citizen users told to change passwords after government's Heartbleed probe

People who have accounts on the enrolmentwebsite for President Barack Obama's signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government's vulnerability to the confounding Heartbleed computer virus.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Computers, Computer Security


Ky. speaker: Hacker tweeted anti-McConnell remarks

Kentucky's House speaker says someone hacked his Twitter account to post inflammatory comments about U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.


Related Topix: US Senate, Republican, US Politics, Mitch McConnell, US News, Computer Security


NanoMech Named Edison Awards Winner

TuffTek by NanoMech has been named a 2014 Award Winner by the internationally renowned Edison Awards.


Related Topix: San Francisco, CA, Inventions, University of Arkansas

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Storms threaten 2nd launch try to space station

This Jan. 12, 2013 photo provided by NASA shows the SpaceX Dragon vehicle inside a processing hangar at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla.


Related Topix: NASA, US Military, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, US Air Force, Cape Canaveral, FL, Weather

CBS Local

Storms Threaten Second Launch Try To ISS

NASA's commercial supplier was foiled by a leaky rocket valve during Monday's launch attempt.


Related Topix: NASA

NASA's moon-orbiting robot crashes down

In this artist's concept provided by NASA the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer spacecraft is seen orbiting the moon as it prepares to fire its maneuvering thrusters to maintain a safe orbital altitude.


Related Topix: Robots, NASA

Bellingham Herald

NASA's moon-orbiting robot crashes down

In this artist's concept provided by NASA the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer spacecraft is seen orbiting the moon as it prepares to fire its maneuvering thrusters to maintain a safe orbital altitude.


Related Topix: NASA, Robots, Space, Mountain View, CA

National Public Radio

China Says One-Fifth Of Its Farmland Is Polluted

Faced with growing public anger about a poisonous environment, China's government released a yearslong study that shows nearly one-fifth of the country's farmland is contaminated with toxic metals, a stunning indictment of unfettered industrialization under the Communist Party's authoritarian rule.


Related Topix: CPU, Agriculture, Science

The Raw Story

Cloning breakthrough: Scientists create patient-specific stem cells from adults' skin tissue

Scientists have moved a step closer to the goal of creating stem cells perfectly matched to a patient's DNA in order to treat diseases, they announced on Thursday, creating patient-specific cell lines out of the skin cells of two adult men.


Related Topix: Stem Cell Research, Genetics, Medicine

Thu Apr 17, 2014

KDLT-TV Sioux Falls

State Offers Training For Blind, Visually Impaired Apr. 17

The South Dakota Rehabilitation Center for the Blind is set to start hosting a series of monthly training sessions focusing on assistive technology for people who are blind or visually impaired.


Related Topix: Ipad, Computers

KCCI-TV Des Moines

NASA: Earth-sized planet may sustain life

It's like finding a needle in a universe-wide haystack. Researchers have located a planet roughly the size of Earth that could be habitable.


Related Topix: NASA, Space

Norwalk Citizen News

Famous Los Angeles mountain lion exposed to poison

This March 27, 2014 photo provided by the National Park Service shows P-22 a 4 year old male mountain lion who was recaptured in late March by National Park Service biologists.


Related Topix: GPS

Cyber cops: Target hackers may take years to find

But the agency says it could take years to identify the criminals who stole some 40,000 debit and credit card numbers of Target shoppers and other personal information from as many as 70 million people in the pre-Christmas breach.


Related Topix: US Secret Service, Computer Security, Prison


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