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  • Orlando Science Center hosts Avatar exhibit

    Orlando Science Center hosts Avatar exhibit
    It sounds like an intriguing premise – can toys be used to get children interested … in becoming computer scientists or engineers? To test that theory, computer scientists and engineers at the University of Central Florida and the...
  • Cleveland Clinic to issue rare century bond

    (Reuters) - Cleveland Clinic plans to issue a rare century bond on Thursday, marking a first from the not-for-profit healthcare sector and one of few such debt issues in the U.S. municipal market. Cleveland Clinic, which specializes in cancer and...
  • FitBark: Startup by ex-banker creates a fitness tracker for Fido

    KANSAS CITY Davide Rossi was working as an investment banker in New York City when the idea occurred to him: What if there were a fitness tracker for dogs? At the time, Rossi, 37, was a dog lover who was too busy to actually have a dog his family's...
  • Fencers take a stab at success in top competitions

    Fencers take a stab at success in top competitions
    For Esther Bentolila, the right mindset is the first step to success in fencing. "It is a lot like chess," said Bentolila, 14, who recently earned a gold medal at a national tournament in Columbus, Ohio, with a 15-10 victory over New Jersey's Casey...
  • Harvest 'supermoon' to loom large in Monday night sky

    BOSTON (Reuters) - Sky watchers and others who spend time outdoors at night in the United States are in for a treat on Monday night in the form of an apparently larger-than-average, shinier full moon, the last of this summer's three "supermoons." A...
  • Andrew Kay dies at 95; inventor pioneered compact computers

    Andrew Kay dies at 95; inventor pioneered compact computers
    For a few years in the 1980s, Andrew Kay's computers were top-quality, low-cost and, for the day, feather-light. The Kaypro II, one of the top-selling "portables" in America, weighed in at a mere 26 pounds. While elephantine by today's standards, it was...
  • UCLA tops USC in college rankings, with Caltech in the top 10

    UCLA tops USC in college rankings, with Caltech in the top 10
    UCLA edged out USC in U.S. News & World Report's annual list of university rankings, and another local campus, Caltech, once again cracked the top 10 in the widely anticipated survey. In the list released Tuesday, UCLA placed 23rd, tied with the...
  • Fran Drescher of 'The Nanny' marries Shiva Ayyadurai

    Fran Drescher of 'The Nanny' marries Shiva Ayyadurai
    She's the lady in red when everybody else is wearing tan! Fran Drescher has tied the knot. Hear that, Mista Sheffield!? "Surprise!!!!! We got married!" "The Nanny" alum tweeted Sunday, sharing a snapshot of herself with her new husband, inventor-...
  • Haitian leaders' bold vision goes beyond October election

    For the first time in two centuries, Haiti has leadership that is taking a businesslike approach to running the country, with President Michel Martelly and Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe encouraging the government's ministers and secretaries to act as...
  • Google's Megan Smith recruited to a top federal post

    The White House on Thursday dug deeper into Silicon Valley's trove of technology experts by naming Google executive Megan Smith to become the government's chief technology officer and former Twitter lawyer Alexander Macgillivray as deputy chief technology...
  • Using light, scientists make bad memories good in mice

    Using light, scientists make bad memories good in mice
    Can a bad memory be turned into a good one? Scientists say they’ve been able to do just that in a group of mice by activating certain parts of their brain with light. The findings in the journal Nature show that memories can potentially be...