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  • Obama touts his high-tech initiative to boost economy

    RALEIGH, N.C. — Saying he sees a possible "breakthrough" year for the U.S. economy, President Obama touted a new manufacturing institute in this state's technology hub, an election-year attempt to show he can advance his agenda without his...
  • Local innovators part of electronics trade show

    Local innovators part of electronics trade show
    A First World family feud and a lights-out epiphany in Central America resulted in two of this year's most talked-about launches at the 2014 International CES, the world's largest consumer electronics trade show, held each January in Las Vegas. For many...
  • Good things can happen when workers are free to take risks

     Good things can happen when workers are free to take risks
    As Central Florida businesses strap in for 2014, innovation is the magic mojo, the secret sauce that every company hopes to cook up. It's the product that puts them on the map, the new service that stuns competitors, the revelation that blows up an...
  • A daring jazz documentary zooms in on Kahil El'Zabar

    A daring jazz documentary zooms in on Kahil El'Zabar
    The elusive art of jazz has proven notoriously difficult to capture on film, as has been amply demonstrated by films such as Clint Eastwood's ponderous Charlie Parker biography "Bird" (1988) and Ken Burns' stultifying, multi-part documentary "Jazz" (2001)...
  • Don't scrap California's bullet train for the Hyperloop -- yet

    California’s bullet train is taking heat from all sides. Last week, Republican Rep. Jeff Denham of Turlock introduced legislation to suspend federal funding for the high-speed rail line, amid concern that the project may not get the state and...
  • Olympian Hilary Knight signs on with Baltimore-based STX to promote hockey equipment

    Olympian Hilary Knight signs on with Baltimore-based STX to promote hockey equipment
    Hilary Knight, decked out in her navy blue United States uniform and her long brown hair tamed by a stylist, stood on the ice at Ice World in Abingdon, frozen mid-shot near one blue line. Children shuffled around the facility’s other ice rink to...
  • Is downtown L.A.'s Figueroa Corridor the next Silicon Valley?

    Is downtown L.A.'s Figueroa Corridor the next Silicon Valley?
    A remarkable transformation is taking place in the heart of Los Angeles. Over the last 10 years, downtown L.A. became vibrant as it built ties to the south, reaching USC and Exposition Park. From the Walt Disney Concert Hall to the California Science...
  • Tom Riley expects--loves--unexpected in 'Da Vinci's Demons'

    Tom Riley expects--loves--unexpected in 'Da Vinci's Demons'
    Ask Tom Riley what he enjoys most about playing a young Leonardo da Vinci in "Da Vinci's Demons" and he doesn't say the sword-fighting or the inventions or the romance—but his answer includes all those things. "Oh man, the unexpected, the not...
  • Patent pool abuse deserves scrutiny [Commentary]

    Patent pool abuse deserves scrutiny [Commentary]
    As Congress considers legislation aimed at limiting lawsuits filed by so-called patent "trolls" — those who collect patents solely so they can sue others for infringing upon them — there is another kind of intellectual property abuse that...
  • 'Steampunk Springfield'

    'Steampunk Springfield'
    Springfield Museums, 21 Edwards St. in Springfield, Mass., presents “Steampunk Springfield: Re-Imagining an Industrial City,” an exhibit of work in the steampunk aesthetic, from Saturday, March 22, until Sunday, Sept. 28. The opening reception...
  • Grimke sisters inspire Sue Monk Kidd's 'Invention of Wings'

    Grimke sisters inspire Sue Monk Kidd's 'Invention of Wings'
    Sue Monk Kidd writes that her first encounter with Sarah and Angelina Grimké came during an exhibition of Judy Chicago's artwork "The Dinner Party" in 2007. The sisters are included in a list of 999 important women in history and mythology, their names...