| Oct 8, 2012
| 12:33 PM
Joel Spira revolutionized the home-lighting industry more than 50 years ago by inventing a light switch that made a dramatic feature once limited mostly to theaters — dimming — accessible to every home.
Created in the spare bedroom of his...
| Jun 19, 2012
| 9:31 AM
NEW YORK - It is a new and still-growing trail.
It's not long: Just 1 mile, or 19 blocks.
Welcome to the High Line Trail in the heart of New York City. It is known by some as the "Miracle Above Manhattan" and "The Trail in the Sky."
The rail line-...
| Sep 21, 2011
| 1:12 PM
THE SKINNY: Welcome to the world of "The X-Factor." From the start of Wednesday night's premiere, the "X" would take the foundations of "American Idol" — high drama, big lights and heartfelt stories — and build for the sky. This was an...
| Aug 23, 2011
| 12:48 PM
A simple accident of the calendar put me in Manhattan last Sept. 11. I was there not for the memorial observance led by Vice President Joe Biden at ground zero but, because of a free weekend and a good airfare, to prove that there is a great outdoors in...
| Apr 15, 2012
NEW YORK — As you may have heard, the Titanic never reached New York. But about 700 of its passengers and crew did get here on the night of April 18, 1912, three days after the sinking. In fact, their arrival drew a crowd of thousands to the...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 6:15 AM
PARIS - The Musee du Louvre is ornate, palatial and extremely large.
The sprawling art museum on the Right Bank of the Seine River was one of our first stops on our Paris visit.
It is home to Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa, the No. 1 attraction in the...
| Sep 13, 2011
| 7:56 PM
Jason Miller has the dream job of many 9-year-olds: He builds things with Lego blocks for a living.
The 27-year-old Orlando resident has been fascinated by the colorful building bricks since he was a child. So after Merlin Entertainments Group...
| Apr 7, 2013
Planning, traveling and sharing a vacation with apps that have geography at their heart is no longer just a futuristic idea.
Dated guidebooks, tattered maps and finding a place to eat may have been part of the travel headache in times past, but new...
| Dec 27, 2011
| 7:22 PM
The transition from one year to the next is only the difference of a sunrise and the turn of a calendar page. The truth, though, is that there is no tomorrow.
Tomorrow is only a promise, a fantasy, a myth that plays over and over each day, stringing...
| Aug 19, 2011
| 2:16 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Changes in cabin pressure during flights may cause insulin pumps to deliver too much or too little of the medication -- possibly putting sensitive diabetics at risk, researchers report.
They recommend disconnecting the pump...
| Sep 4, 2011
Any skyscraper is a contradiction.
The tall tower is architecture's most famous building type and also the one most clearly at odds with the profession's roots. Fundamentally, architecture is shelter, a concession that we're afraid to face the elements...