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  • Kevin Campbell, project director of rail, HNTB Corp.

    Kevin Campbell, project director of rail, HNTB Corp.
    Kevin Campbell has joined HNTB Corp. as project director of rail and associate vice president. Campbell is based in Chicago and works on projects with the Chicago Transit Authority, along with the firm's other rail clients. Before joining HNTB, Campbell...
  • Driverless cars still a long way off

    Two years ago, the annual MIT/New England Motor Press Association Technology Conference focused on autonomous vehicles. These are cars and trucks that can drive themselves. The conclusion: Autonomous vehicles will impact every aspect of vehicle and road...
  • In Iraq, echoes of Vietnam

    In Iraq, echoes of Vietnam
    A corrupt government that has alienated many of its people finds itself unable to overcome a growing insurgency in an endless civil war and expects a superpower on the other side of the globe to come to its rescue. That's the story in Iraq today —...
  • 'Everything I Never Told You' a moving tale of a dysfunctional family

    'Everything I Never Told You' a moving tale of a dysfunctional family
    "Everything I Never Told You," Celeste Ng's excellent first novel about family, love and ambition, opens with a death. Indeed, the demise of Lydia Lee, the teenage middle daughter of a Chinese American professor and his Virginia-born wife, is...
  • 'The Internet's Own Boy' has good distribution of info

    'The Internet's Own Boy' has good distribution of info
    *** (out of four) First: How could anyone make a documentary in which the narrator constantly mispronounces the subject’s name?! In “The Internet’s Own Boy,” a well-organized doc about late Reddit co-creator and suburban...
  • 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...
  • Review: 'The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz' ★★ 1/2

    Review: 'The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz' ★&#9733 1/2
    The boy we see in "The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz," now at the Siskel Film Center and available on demand starting this weekend, grew up in Highland Park, his imagination seizing on (and seized by) computers not long after he could...
  • Spending: the lowdown on free e-courses

    Open online classes can broaden your knowledge, but don't pin your career hopes on them yet. 1. MOOCs are huge. Massive open online courses (or MOOCs) are college-level courses available to anyone. Lectures and course materials are accessed online, and...
  • 'Internet's Own Boy' explores hacker Aaron Swartz's life, death

     'Internet's Own Boy' explores hacker Aaron Swartz's life, death
    Aaron Swartz was both a hero of the Internet age and a victim of it. On Jan. 12, 2013, Swartz, a developer of Reddit who had become an Internet folk hero with his commitment to make online content free to the public, hanged himself in his Brooklyn...
  • Medical City still laying groundwork for spinoff businesses

    Medical City still laying groundwork for spinoff businesses
    It may take only seconds for cancer researchers at Lake Nona's Medical City to identify a tumor and pinpoint the best drug to treat it. It could take a decade, however, to spin off that kind of biomedical advance and create a profitable business...
  • Obama and the EPA: It's about rewarding friends and punishing enemies

     Obama and the EPA: It's about rewarding friends and punishing enemies
    The Environmental Protection Agency published its Clean Power Plan Proposed Rule last week. By how much would the rule reduce future temperatures? If we apply the climate model developed at the National Center for Atmospheric Research — used by both...