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Invention and Innovation

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  • Two La Cañada Flintridge scientists honored at White House ceremony

     
    Two La Canada Flintridge scientists honored at White House ceremony...
  • What was the point of bailing out GM?

    What was the point of bailing out GM?
    Today's topic: Should the U.S. government have spent billions to keep General Motors from liquidation only to eventually steer it to Bankruptcy Court? An earlier bankruptcy would have saved taxpayers billions Point: Daniel J. Ikenson General Motors...
  • Eco-tours and historic homes aren't to be missed

    West Florida: Explore the homes of iconic inventors (Fort Myers): The Edison and Ford Winter Estates are major tourist attractions in this Gulf Coast town and for good reason. A tour of the homes also includes a spin through a terrific 15,000-square-foot...
  • Going Beyond the Basic Bike

    Going Beyond the Basic Bike
    Ever since two Ohio bike shop owners named Wright changed the world, tinkerers have been using the bicycle as a launching pad for new ideas. Now, in an effort to get America outdoors and exercising more, modern-day inventors are tapping the unique...
  • Ten cool racing game innovations

    Ten cool racing game innovations
    Today's virtual racing fans have an embarrassment of riches at their feet. From realistic simulations to arcade-style driftfests to futuristic hover-racing to weapon-based vehicular combat, the genre is as broad as it is deep. But today's varied racing-...
  • James Irvine Foundation rewards the innovators

    James Irvine Foundation rewards the innovators
    Some time next year, a seeing-eye dog may guide visitors -- even those with no vision problems -- through the galleries of the Hammer Museum in Westwood to a pre-selected painting. In San Francisco, young actors in training may be found rounding up an...
  • Deseret Ranch owners pull request to rezone property

    Owners of the massive Deseret Ranch pulled their request to get a portion of their Orange County property rezoned for development. County Commissioner Linda Stewart said the decision was made because "there were too many questions" about the proposal....
  • 'Pitchmen'

    'Pitchmen'
    Billy Mays and Anthony Sullivan sell things on television, famously. Mays, a burly man with a black beard and a voice that suggests incipient deafness, and could possibly cause it, is the more famous. But the cooler Sullivan -- who also produces and...
  • 'News From the Empire' by Fernando del Paso; translated from the Spanish by Alfonso González and Stella T. Clark

    News From the Empire A Novel Fernando del Paso, translated from the Spanish by Alfonso González and Stella T. Clark Dalkey Archive Press: 710 pp., $18.95 paper "What happens," writes the Mexican novelist Fernando del Paso, "when an author can't escape...
  • 'Short Girls' by Bich Minh Nguyen

    "This is a country of tall people," Dinh Luong frequently reminds his daughters, Van and Linny, the protagonists of Bich Minh Nguyen's first novel, "Short Girls," which follows her acclaimed memoir, "Stealing Buddha's Dinner." For the Luong family, height...
  • Movie review: The Invention of Lying -- 4 out of 5 stars

    Movie review: The Invention of Lying -- 4 out of 5 stars
    Brit-comic Ricky Gervais stakes a serious claim to the title "the British Albert Brooks" with The Invention of Lying, his droll, witty and thoughtful comedy about the thing that really makes the world go round. On an Earth in which "the human race has...