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  • How Would Your Car Grade You?

    Regardless of the age of their students, all driving schools have one thing in common. When it comes time for behind-the-wheel instruction, they rely on a real person. However, once the student finishes instruction stops and bad habits often begin to...
  • Asteroid strikes: Where have all the craters gone?

    Asteroid strikes: Where have all the craters gone?
    Some 66 million years ago Earth was hit by a space rock reckoned to have been 10km (six miles) across. The resulting chaos did for the dinosaurs and many other species, opening the way for the age of mammals--and ultimately humans. It also left a big hole...
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  • William Eubank used ingenuity — and begging — to get 'The Signal' made

    William Eubank used ingenuity — and begging — to get 'The Signal' made
    Strenuous spoiler avoidance has been maintained in most stories about "The Signal" since its premiere to ecstatic praise at the Sundance Film Festival in January. Even descriptions of the movie's genre and tone are less than straightforward. "The...
  • Technology Quarterly - Spacesuits: The retro rocket look

    Technology Quarterly - Spacesuits: The retro rocket look
    Around 230,000 votes were cast in a recent online competition held by NASA to choose one of three designs for the American space agency's new Z-2 spacesuit. It was not the technology that people were invited to vote for, but the style of the outer layer....
  • North Shore 'Jeopardy!' champion ends streak

    North Shore 'Jeopardy!' champion ends streak
    North Shore "Jeopardy!" champion Julia Collins' winning streak ended Monday, with the formidable women's record-holder taking third place in her 21st and final episode. "I’ve had a while to get used to it, but still, with the final episode...
  • Cal State plans push to hire more full-time faculty

    Cal State plans push to hire more full-time faculty
    California State University is embarking on a hiring spree, aiming to add 700 new full-time faculty members next year in an attempt to reverse years of class and staff reductions and improve student success. The push comes as the university is under...
  • Do not detect 'The Signal'

    Do not detect 'The Signal'
    ** (out of four) As two dudes road trip to California with a feisty girl named Haley, “The Signal” at first resembles a long-awaited remake of 1989’s “The Wizard.” (Which I know is never actually going to happen.) Then the...
  • How I Made It: John Krafcik

    The gig: John Krafcik is president of TrueCar, a car-buying website and app, which uses pricing data from other buyers to match consumers with a network of dealers. Krafcik, 52, previously was chief executive of Hyundai Motor America. Jump start:...
  • After decades of exodus, companies returning production to the U.S.

    In 2001, Generac Power Systems joined the wave of American companies shifting production to China. The move wiped out 400 jobs in southeast Wisconsin, but few could argue with management's logic: Chinese companies were offering to make a key component for...
  • San Jose State president admits mistakes, pledges collaboration

    San Jose State president admits mistakes, pledges collaboration
    It has a been a year of controversy and scrutiny at San Jose State University, capped with the concession from President Mohammad Qayoumi that after only three years as the campus leader he has angered faculty, staff and students and created a climate...