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  • Tesla updates autopilot, range easing features

    Tesla Motors has unveiled new software updates that could relieve "range anxiety" and give its electric vehicles the ability to drive themselves. In an invitation-only telephone conference Thursday, the company's chief executive, Elon Musk, said new...
  • Ring around the rock? Astronomers say 'centaur' may have debris disk

    Ring around the rock? Astronomers say 'centaur' may have debris disk
    They're a cross between asteroids and comets and they bear the name of the man-horse hybrid from Greek mythology: centaur. Relegated to an otherwise mundane section of our solar system, none of these rocky bodies has ever been observed up close. Their...
  • Friend says he gave Boston Marathon bomber a handgun

    Friend says he gave Boston Marathon bomber a handgun
    Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev borrowed a gun two months before the 2013 attack and "kept coming up with excuses" for not returning it, a close friend testified Tuesday. Prosecutors have identified the Ruger handgun as the gun used by Tsarnaev...
  • High School Baseball: Sage Hill edges Estancia in 10 innings

    High School Baseball: Sage Hill edges Estancia in 10 innings
    At Sage Hill School, Chris Goul is known as the senior who's on his way to MIT. He's known as a very smart kid. But it didn't take a genius to know what he had to do with the game on the line, two out, in the bottom of the 10th inning with his teammate,...
  • Owings Mills woman hoping for a chance to explore Mars, but skeptics question mission

    Owings Mills woman hoping for a chance to explore Mars, but skeptics question mission
    Laura Smith-Velazquez is a dreamer — and she has been dreaming of going to space since the first time she looked into a telescope as an 8-year-old, later imagining herself commanding a starship while watching "Star Trek." Every year she tries...
  • Lake Highland senior wins $35,000 prize in national Intel science competition

    Lake Highland senior wins $35,000 prize in national Intel science competition
    Catherine Li, a senior at Lake Highland Preparatory School, has won a $35,000 prize as part of the nation's most prestigious high school science competition, the Intel Science Talent Search. Li, 18, won the third place Medal of Distinction for...
  • North Korea's growing economy and America's misconceptions about it

    The textile factories producing "made in China" goods from compounds just across the Yalu River from North Korea offer a glimpse into a hidden world that is helping North Korea's economy to thrive. Operated by North Koreans, the factories produce...
  • Oculus VR hires Google X exec Mary Lou Jepsen

    Oculus VR hires Google X exec Mary Lou Jepsen
    Facebook-owned Oculus VR has hired Google X executive Mary Lou Jepsen to join the virtual reality company, an Oculus spokesman confirmed Tuesday. Jepsen spent the last three years running the Display Division at Google X, a research arm of Google...
  • Carjacking victim describes harrowing ride with Boston bombers

    Carjacking victim describes harrowing ride with Boston bombers
    A carjacking victim on Thursday described his harrowing ride at gunpoint with the Boston Marathon bombers three days after the attack and the moment he made the terrifying decision to bolt from the car. Dun Meng, a Chinese national who moved to the U.S....
  • Connections: Former Winter Park standout makes most of time at MIT

    Connections: Former Winter Park standout makes most of time at MIT
    Since leaving Winter Park as a two-time all-area water polo Player of the Year, Ory Tasman has been busy. As a freshman at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he saw a lecture given by the Dalai Lama, which he called "the biggest non-athletic...
  • Dittmann: Coastline film festival focuses on kids

    Dittmann: Coastline film festival focuses on kids
    The best independent children's films from around the world, plus silent movie classics, a screening of films made by young filmmakers and a panel discussion about film storyline development are just part of the fifth annual Coastline Children's Film...