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  • NASA uses radar to find people's heartbeats in collapsed buildings

    NASA uses radar to find people's heartbeats in collapsed buildings
    NASA engineers have built a device that uses radar to detect heartbeats in the rubble of collapsed buildings, with technology typically used to explore other planets. The FINDER device, developed with the Department of Homeland Security, could help...
  • Double happiness for the Chinese New Year

    Double happiness for the Chinese New Year
    Gung hei fat choy! That's the traditional Cantonese greeting (roughly translated as, "Wishing you great happiness and prosperity!") heard in midwinter with the arrival of the Chinese New Year, a lunar holiday falling this year on Sunday, Feb. 10. In...
  • Greg Schwem: Birthday wishes for the hard of hearing

    I have recently been made aware of how loud certain sounds can be, right down to the exact decibel. For example, I now know that normal speaking volume is between 60 and 70 decibels while whispers hover between 20 and 30 decibels. I know this because a...
  • Card warranty can come in handy

    The Angel of Appliance and Electronics Death has been on the prowl throughout the Funny Money household, claiming the microwave, a cellphone, a coffeemaker, a digital camera and the television. Which makes me glad that, so far at least, I don't have to...
  • Viking recalls built-in side-by-side refrigerator freezers with in-door dispensers due to fire hazard

    Viking recalls built-in side-by-side refrigerator freezers with in-door dispensers due to fire hazard
    Viking has recalled about 450 built-in side-by-side refrigerator freezers with in-door water and ice dispensers due to a fire hazard. Electrical connectors in the refrigerator freezer wiring harness can overheat. Viking has received 27 reports of...
  • Firms race to transmit Wall Street data at nearly light speed

    Firms race to transmit Wall Street data at nearly light speed
    NEW YORK — Ari Rubenstein, a "Star Trek" fan who counts physics as a hobby, wants to boldly go where Wall Street has never gone before: the speed of light. Rubenstein heads Strike Technologies, a New York company that's part of a budding cottage...
  • Bye-Bye, Vampire Set-Tops: Pay-TV Boxes Will Suck Less Power in Deal to Save $1 Bil in Annual Energy Costs

    So-called "vampire" TV set-top boxes that devour more power than some refrigerators are on their way out -- at least, most of them are. Big cable and satellite TV providers and their manufacturing partners have agreed to curtail energy-hungry boxes for...
  • Life Skill #201: Washing a baseball cap

    Life Skill #201: Washing a baseball cap
    Working in the yard, running, playing softball ... summertime activities can turn you into a sweaty, dirty mess. Not only you, but your baseball cap as well. So how do we clean it? Some caps are made to be washed; other cheap versions are hardly worth...
  • Preventive upkeep plan can save money later

    Maintenance emergencies seem to happen at the most inopportune times. The boiler conks out during the coldest day of the year. A frozen plumbing pipe bursts on a holiday. The 25-year-old roof sprouts a serious leak just as the reserve account was...
  • Self-cleaning dishware in the works: Way to go, science!

    Self-cleaning dishware in the works: Way to go, science!
    Washing dishes is the least fun part of any dinner party. Even if you have a dishwasher, the time it takes to rinse the plates, load and unload could be better spent downing a martini with friends.  A Swedish design firm called Tomorrow Machine has a...
  • Pushing down energy use — and bills

    Pushing down energy use — and bills
    Sick of $450-a-month gas and electric bills for their Baltimore County rowhouse, James and JoAnn Allis replaced their old, inefficient air conditioner. And their windows and doors. Then they added insulation in their home's many leaky spots and coated...