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  • Watch Tony Hawk, Terrell Owens ride real-life (???) HUVr boards

    Watch Tony Hawk, Terrell Owens ride real-life (???) HUVr boards
    2015 is just around the corner, and you know what that means -- hoverboards! Or, to use the official brand name, HUVr boards! That's right! Just like we were promised in the 1989 movie "Back to the Future Part II," we will soon be able to zip around...
  • Shannon Studstill is helping lead female charge in video game field

    Shannon Studstill is helping lead female charge in video game field
    As a child, Shannon Studstill sold gum to her classmates to finance her weekly trips to the video game arcade. That early investment in "Pac-Man" and "Defender" would pay huge dividends. Studstill, one of the most powerful women in the male-...
  • Friday's college and local multi-sport roundup: Tribe scores 31 runs in baseball romp

    Colleges: Baseball: Charley Gould had five hits, scored four runs and drove in nine in William and Mary’s 31-1 win over Iona on Friday at Plumeri Park. It was the second-highest run total in school history for the Tribe, which already has hit...
  • The man who made Colonial Williamsburg's gardens world-famous

    The man who made Colonial Williamsburg's gardens world-famous
    WILLIAMSBURG — Just 18 days after forming Colonial Williamsburg Inc. and the Williamsburg Holding Corporation on Feb. 27, 1928, preservation pioneer W.A.R Goodwin made one of his most important hires. Over the following 13 years, landscape...
  • Georges Garinther, civilian engineer

    Georges Garinther, civilian engineer
    Georges R. Garinther, a retired Army civilian engineer who studied ordnance noise and once examined the acoustics of the John F. Kennedy assassination, died March 9 of complications from heart disease and Alzheimer's disease at his daughter's Havre de...
  • Jackpot! NASA's Kepler telescope finds 'mother lode' of 715 planets

    Jackpot! NASA's Kepler telescope finds 'mother lode' of 715 planets
    Using a brand-new technique, scientists using NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope have found 715 confirmed planets huddling around 305 stars, nearly triple Kepler’s previous total of 246 confirmed planets in the Milky Way galaxy. Nearly 95% of...
  • Who are the 1 percent? Two new views

    Who are the 1 percent? Two new views
    Nobel Prize-winning economist Robert M. Solow has leveled a blast at a recent attempt by Harvard economist N. Gregory Mankiw to explain rising income inequality and the primacy of the 1% in the U.S. as the result of "just deserts" going to the talented...
  • Obamacare: It's a net gain for the economy

    Obamacare: It's a net gain for the economy
    The recent Congressional Budget Office report on healthcare reform has lots of good news. Insurance premiums are lower than anticipated, the Affordable Care Act will cost $9 billion less than previously estimated and the provision designed to buffer...
  • Some luxury hotels will begin offering free Wi-Fi

    In most luxury hotels, if you want wireless Internet access, you are going to have to pay. That trend may be changing. Sort of. Loews Hotels & Resorts announced last month that it will offer free Wi-Fi at all 18 of its hotels, including the ones in...
  • Ford, Stanford and MIT research giving self-driving cars 'intuition'

    Ford, Stanford and MIT research giving self-driving cars 'intuition'
    Ford Motor Co. will team with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Stanford University to try to figure out how to give self-driving, or automated, cars "intuition." The Stanford research will examine how a car's LiDAR infrared sensors could...
  • Engineer accused of trying to send F-35 fighter jet papers to Iran

    Engineer accused of trying to send F-35 fighter jet papers to Iran
    Customs agents in Long Beach were shocked after opening boxes labeled "House Hold Goods" bound for Iran and finding thousands of documents outlining secret information on the military's $392-billion fighter jet program. The treasure trove of technical...