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2 hrs ago | Denver Post
A federal judge on Tuesday sentenced a 71-year-old scientist to two years in prison for a tax scheme that involved naming his dog and cat as directors of a company. The judge rejected Mathew Zuckerman's pleas for freedom so he could go on inventing environmental tools to save the planet.
6 hrs ago | New Hampshire Public Radio -
Commentator Andrei Codrescu remembers the first word processor he had - the Kaypro II in the 1980s. Its inventor, Andrew Kay, died Aug. 28 , at the age of 95. The Kaypro II weighed in at a mere 26 pounds and was a favorite of early computer aficionados.
7 hrs ago | Business Journal
Phyllis Snodgrass, COO, Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce; Bob Lander, president and CEO, Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau. Spoke in a session called "We are Open for Business" about creating and sending a unified message about the city.
11 hrs ago | Silicon Alley Insider
DARPA's made all types of robots, from " Big Dog " to " Wild Cat ," and soft robots to flying robots . Their latest creepy invention is a robotic "cheetah" that can run, bound, and jump obstacles in its path all while running on a quiet electric motor, giving the robot its stealthy cat-like quality.
13 hrs ago | GigaOM
One of the standard bearers of America's broken system - a podcast troll that never made a podcast - has proved depressingly tenacious. Despite winning another jury verdict, the troll's days may be numbered.
15 hrs ago | Washington Times
Headwaters Park was alive with activity Saturday and Sunday for the fourth annual Fort Wayne Regional Maker Faire. Jet engines screamed, rockets blasted into the air, a guy on a motor bike regularly putted through the wide aisles, "Star Wars" characters meandered about and a recumbent pedal/battery-powered vehicle resembling a torpedo occasionally cruised through.
Parkite Rich Giles just wanted to help homeowner associations save money on road repair. Instead, he created a machine that does what he had hoped for and much more.
In May, Grace Choi presented a startup at New York technology conference, TechCrunch Disrupt. Her idea seemed too good to be true.
The design patent proposes squirting "odorous substances" up passengers' noses to isolate them from the smells of the plane cabin. Also included in the proposals for a new virtual reality headset is a mini-airbag that can deploy in the event of turbulence.
Calgarian Hayley Todesco, 18, has created a way to treat wastewater from the oilsands. She used bacteria from tailing ponds and multiplies them in a filter to clean up toxic waste.
Among those now hitting the market are Intel's Edison, a Announced earlier this year at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the Edison is "designed to enable rapid innovation and product development from inventors, entrepreneurs and consumer product designers," according to Intel. Intel distributed the $50 Edison module to IDF attendees to encourage developers and "makers" to create small or wearable devices for the commercial market.
The end of pot prohibition has already led to strains that won't get you stoned . Could it lead to gardening techniques that radically conserve water? Next Wednesday, George Bianchini, founder of Medi-Cone , will give select visitors a guided tour of his medical cannabis gardens to demonstrate his "Wicked Wicking System," which radically cuts water waste, he says.
He built carousels, shooting ranges and other rides for Coney Island and other parks during the first quarter of the 20th century. An exhibition at Brooklyn's historic Green-Wood Cemetery where he's buried - and just miles from Coney Island - looks at his creative genius.
Residents and tourists hunkered down in shelters and hotel conference rooms overnight as a powerful and sprawling Hurricane Odile made landfall on the southern Baja California peninsula. Two out-of-control wildfires in California forced hundreds of residents to flee from their homes on Sunday, including one near a lakeside resort town that has destroyed several structures, authorities said.
Coney Island's historic B&B Carousell is among several vintage attractions still thrilling visitors at the famous amusement park today. Mangels was a mechanical and creative genius who enthralled the masses with his carousels, shooting ranges and rides like the Whip and Tickler during the early part of the 20th century.
Scientists said Sunday they had invented a device that uses a magnet to extract bacteria, fungi and toxins from blood, potentially throwing a lifeline to patients with sepsis and other infections. The external gadget - tested so far in rats but not yet humans - could be adapted one day for stripping Ebola and other viruses from blood, they hoped.
Medical investors once spent a disproportionate amount of their money on diseases affecting the brain, heart and skeleton. Now market pressures and technological advances are driving them to invest across the human body more broadly.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 08:29 pm
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