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  • Rocket Man: The otherworldly ambitions of Elon Musk

    Elon Musk reigns over an entrepreneurial landscape of epic proportions: With Tesla Motors, the cherub-faced CEO wants to wean us off fossil fuels with electric cars for the masses. With SolarCity, he envisions panels blooming on a million rooftops. And even as the fortunes of these two firms soared on the SV150, the San Jose Mercury News' latest index of Silicon Valley's top public tech companies, Musk was laying the groundwork for the world's biggest battery factory.
  • Parkland students claim awards at regional Delaware Valley Science Competition

    Students from Parkland High school, Orefield Middle School and Springhouse Middle School were named winners of the regional Delaware Valley Science Competition. The following is a list of the students who received recognition, according to the school...

    'Cosmos' recap: Deeper and deeper still

    'Cosmos' recap: Deeper and deeper still
    Things get small — really small — in this week’s episode of "Cosmos," which tackles the unseen universe at the atomic scale, from the teeming ecosystem inside a single dewdrop and the intricate machinery inside a plant’s cells,...

    Courtroom Surprises: Twists And Turns In Connecticut Trials

    Courtroom Surprises: Twists And Turns In Connecticut Trials
    Nearly a century ago, it might have become the trial of the century. A Bridgeport priest was shot dead on a busy city street. Multiple witnesses placed a dim-witted vagrant at the scene. Ballistics experts linked the man's gun to the crime. A chilling...

    Fruit flies make blazing fast turns like fighter jets, study says

    Fruit flies make blazing fast turns like fighter jets, study says
    Fruit flies could make some talented fighter pilots. Scientists who had the insects wing it through two laser beams watched the bugs make hairpin turns at blazing fast speeds, by banking in the same way that fighter jet planes do. The findings,...