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  • A history of staying cool on the go

    By Nate In the midst of the worst heat wave of the summer thus far here's a quick look at the history of automotive air conditioning, courtesy of car expert Jim MacPherson.   -The first factory-installed air conditioners were enjoyed by a handful of...
  • Restoration Porsche: Part 7

    Restoration Porsche: Part 7
    Restoration Porsche  Editor’s note: We’re pleased to bring you this update on Jim MacPherson’s Porsche restoration. Now that the body is getting painted its original Bahama Yellow, we wanted to show you pictures. If you missed the...
  • Touring The New Yankee Stadium

    Touring The New Yankee Stadium
    It's now the House that Steinbrenner (and New York taxpayers) Built, part coliseum and part baseball cathedral. It';s Yankee Stadium 2.0, built on the everlasting foundation of Gehrig and Ruth, Dimaggio, Mantle and Maris, Jeter and Rivera. Visitors line...
  • How a SCI-Arc design spoof predicted New York's 'poor doors'

    My mom likes to say that she left South America for the Land of Opportunity, only to have South America follow her here. It's our bit of gallows humor for talking about rising economic inequity here in the United States — an inequity that appears to...
  • Verizon, Cox boost Internet speeds in Hampton Roads

    Find Hampton Roads mowers to cut your grass with Mowz smartphone app
    Want to push a button on your smartphone to get your grass cut? You can when the Mowz app launches in Hampton Roads on Monday. Read this and other business news stories at www.TidewaterBiz.com.
  • New programs, functionality, gadgets change higher ed experience

    New programs, functionality, gadgets change higher ed experience
    Technology gets schooled New programs, functionality, gadgets change higher ed experience University students across Illinois are taking advantage of cutting-edge technological advances that are changing the way they learn. In a Northwestern University...
  • Times may be tough, but that's no reason not to study what you love

    Times may be tough, but that's no reason not to study what you love
    During periods of economic hardship, worries about post-graduation jobs can lead students to play it safe, choosing the most marketable major they can find. So it's no coincidence that practical fields of study like engineering and business are booming....
  • Collections work for university museums

    Collections work for university museums
    There's a conventional view among the lay public about art museums in university settings. That view, says Louise Lincoln, director of the DePaul Art Museum at Chicago's DePaul University, holds that art museums are reserved solely for the nation's...
  • Chicago schools reach out with international campuses

    Chicago schools reach out with international campuses
    Did you know there is a Northwestern University in Qatar? A University of Chicago in Singapore? A National-Louis University in Poland? American universities are exporting themselves to the world, and these Chicago schools are on the leading edge of...
  • Service is becoming a big part of learning

    Service is becoming a big part of learning
    Earning a college degree is no longer a matter of just attending classes writing reports and taking exams. Increasingly, service learning and community engagement are part of the mix as well. Ways to serve and learn At River Forest's Dominican...
  • Leon Marinakos, engineer lectured on Greek history, 1924-2014

     Leon Marinakos, engineer lectured on Greek history, 1924-2014
    Leon Marinakos combined an interest in Greek history with skills as a photographer to put together scores of lectures on subjects ranging from the 1821 War of Greek Independence to intimate looks at modern-day Greece. "People who saw his slides...