| May 1, 2014
| 3:15 AM
Perseverance can indeed pay off. Just ask Garthen Leslie. For years, the 60-year-old Columbia resident has been trying to sell his invention ideas: a skateboard with an odometer and a speedometer, a sensory-equipped life vest for toddlers, and more. He...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Mick Ebeling arrived in Sudan with little more than a toolbox, rolls of plastic and two microwave-size 3-D printers.
He had endured a weeklong journey from Los Angeles, with stops in London, Johannesburg and Nairobi before reaching Juba, the capital...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 7:45 AM
In South Florida's hospitals, many innovations started in children's-only medical centers. Think calming colors and MRI machines designed for comfort.
You can learn a lot from a child. Just ask South Florida's adult hospital industry.
Some of the...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 8:30 AM
The Silicon Valley-based Cinequest draws more than 100,000 people and throws a spotlight -- appropriately, given its location -- on the crossroads of new film technology and new films themselves. This year marks the 24th year for the fest, one that...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 10:34 AM
The proposed merger between Comcast and Time Warner highlights the vast gap between the imagined world the broadband industry's critics and the real world in which these companies must compete.
For years, the critics have advocated forcing companies...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 11:44 AM
Cronut inventor Dominique Ansel is enticing sweet tooths once again with a new invention. The New York pastry chef has created something called the chocolate chip cookie milk shot.
It's a wonder no one thought of this before. A shot glass made of a...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 12:02 PM
Newsweek grabbed the top tech headline Thursday by claiming to have located the founder of Bitcoin, who appears to be living in the San Gabriel Valley under the name many had believed to be just a pseudonym.
The magazine unveiled the Bitcoin founder,...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Kiplinger's Personal Finance
If we knew what the next big thing was, we'd all make a fortune, right? Maybe the next-best thing for investors is to seek out the innovators. These are the companies that dream up the new things -- or new ways to make them...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 12:52 PM
WASHINGTON – With his standing among the conservative base still hobbled by his support for immigration reform, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio has settled on a new course, staking his claim as a leader of the Republican Party's wonk wing.
| Mar 11, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Oprah Winfrey's production shingle Harpo Films has acquired rights to "The Secret Life of Bees" author Sue Monk Kidd's latest tome "The Invention of Wings."
The book, which debuted in January at No. 1 on the New York Times bestsellers list, centers on...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 6:16 AM
Maryland's economic success relies on its staggering concentration of scientific talent, superb education, highly competitive businesses and enlightened government. When they all mesh, the state's economy outpaces the competition.
This has earned...