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  • Ricky Grigg, oceanographer and top-ranked big-wave surfer, dies at 77

    Ricky Grigg, oceanographer and top-ranked big-wave surfer, dies at 77
    It was just after a January storm in 1953, and the waves were epic. With other adrenaline-addled young surfers, 16-year-old Ricky Grigg caravaned up the coast from Santa Monica to Rincon, just beyond Ventura. Racing with his board into the roar of...
  • Study says feminine hurricane names could cause more deaths

    Study says feminine hurricane names could cause more deaths
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Would more residents of New Orleans have evacuated ahead of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 if it had been named Kurt? A study published on Monday suggests they would have, perhaps reducing Katrina's death toll of more than 1,800....
  • Look, no hands! Test driving a Google car

    Look, no hands! Test driving a Google car
    The car stopped at stop signs. It glided around curves. It didn't lurch or jolt. The most remarkable thing about the drive was that it was utterly unremarkable. This isn't damning with faint praise. It's actually high praise for the car in question:...
  • Alyssa Rapp, director, Spark

    Alyssa Rapp, director, Spark
    Alyssa Rapp, founder and chief executive officer of wine and craft beer industry media company Bottlenotes Inc., has joined the National Board of Directors of Spark, a Chicago-based nonprofit youth apprenticeship program. Rapp also is on the board of...
  • Southern Lehigh grad Del Priore a finalist for NFF National Scholar-Athlete Award

    Southern Lehigh graduate Jake Del Priore has been selected as one of 36 finalists for the 2014 National Football Foundation High School National Scholar-Athlete Awards. Del Priore, who holds most of the Spartans receiving records, was named the NFF...
  • Comcast, Hoping to Hook Kids on Cable, Launches Internet-Based TV Service with 7 Colleges

    Comcast has found a new bundling model to bring pay TV to the next generation of consumers: The cable giant is delivering an 80-channel package, streamed to computers, tablets and smartphones, for free with the price of room and board for college kids....
  • Global brain project Viv developed with Chicago's tech future on mind

    Global brain project Viv developed with Chicago's tech future on mind
    So now we know what the Next Big Thing that Dag Kittlaus, the Chicago-area visionary who helped give the world Siri, has been working on for close to two years. It's Viv, an artificial intelligence system that has the potential to become the...
  • Iranian Stanford professor first woman to win top math prize

    Iranian Stanford professor first woman to win top math prize
    Iranian mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani on Wednesday became the first woman to be awarded the Fields Medal, mathematics' equivalent to the Nobel Prize. The professor at Stanford University in California was among four Fields Medal recipients at the...
  • Lemonade sales raise $12,000 for cancer research

    Children set up about 75 lemonade stands around Huntington Beach last weekend to help raise money for pediatric brain cancer research. The nonprofit McKenna Claire Foundation held its fourth annual Stand Up and Shine campaign Saturday and Sunday,...
  • PASSINGS: George W. Hilton

    PASSINGS: George W. Hilton
      George W. Hilton UCLA professor chronicled railroad and shipping history George W. Hilton, 89, a retired UCLA professor, author and transportation economist known for his study of railroads and shipping, died Aug. 4 of heart failure in Columbia,...
  • Cognitive computer chip apes brain architecture

    Cognitive computer chip apes brain architecture
    Computer science is getting stunningly close to granting the wish of the Scarecrow, not to mention the needs of the modern soldier. The Pentagon has long sought what the Wizard of Oz could not manufacture: a brain, or at least an electronic cognition...