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  • Experts: NYC sea barrier could have stopped surge

    NEW YORK (AP) — The vast destruction wreaked by the storm surge in New York could have been prevented with a sea barrier of the type that protects major cities …


  • Storm invigorates proponents of NYC sea barrier

    NEW YORK (AP) — The vast destruction wreaked by the storm surge in New York could have been prevented with a sea barrier of the type that protects major cities …


  • Man with bionic leg to climb Chicago skyscraper

    CHICAGO (AP) — Zac Vawter considers himself a test pilot. After losing his right leg in a motorcycle accident, the 31-year-old software engineer signed up to become a research subject, …


  • Where do I click, again? A guide to Windows 8

    NEW YORK (AP) — With the launch of Windows 8, buyers are about to discover a computing experience unlike anything they’ve seen before. Here’s a guide to getting past some …


  • Government replaces body scanners at some airports

    CHICAGO (AP) — The federal government is quietly removing full-body X-ray scanners from seven major airports and replacing them with a different type of machine that produces a cartoon-like outline …


  • Soundtrack to history: 1878 Edison audio unveiled

    SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — It’s scratchy, lasts only 78 seconds and features the world’s first recorded blooper. The modern masses can now listen to what experts say is the oldest …


  • Soundtrack to history: 1878 Edison audio unveiled

    SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — Researchers have recovered and digitized what experts say is the oldest playable recording of an American voice and history’s first-ever recorded musical performance. Also included: the …


  • Oregon scientists make embryos with 2 women, 1 man

    NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists in Oregon have created embryos with genes from one man and two women, using a provocative technique that could someday be used to prevent babies …


  • Google cameras map popular Grand Canyon trails

    GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Google and its street-view cameras already have taken users to narrow cobblestone alleys in Spain using a tricycle, inside the Smithsonian with a …


  • Apple’s iPad Mini much pricier than rival tablets

    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Apple Inc.’s pencil-thin, smaller iPad will cost much more than its competitors, signaling the company isn’t going to get into a mini-tablet price war. The …


  • Gov’t to examine technology for automated cars

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Cars that drive themselves may hold the potential to save thousands of lives, an Obama administration safety official said Tuesday, as the government prepares to launch a …


  • 4th bankruptcy in Perry’s tech fund adds to losses

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A fourth Texas high-tech startup that received taxpayer money through Gov. Rick Perry’s signature economic development fund has filed for bankruptcy, pushing the total losses in …


  • Arlington Cemetery debuts new interactive map

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Arlington National Cemetery on Monday made available to the public a massive electronic database detailing the gravesites of the roughly 400,000 people buried there. Cemetery officials built …


  • Photo of WWII veteran casting vote captures hearts

    HONOLULU (AP) — A photograph of a 93-year-old World War II veteran casting what will likely be his last ballot has captured the hearts of tens of thousands of Internet …


  • Voice software helps study of rare Yosemite owls

    YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — In the bird world, they make endangered condors seem almost commonplace. The unique Great Gray Owls of Yosemite, left to evolve after glacial ice …


  • Freezing eggs for fertility works, caution urged

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Freezing human eggs can be successful in treating infertility — but guidelines issued Friday still urge caution for women hoping to pause a ticking biological clock. Egg …


  • $50K prize if you can find way to block robocalls

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Those annoying prerecorded phone pitches known as robocalls aren’t just getting on the nerves of millions of consumers: The government is fed up too, and it’s turning …


  • Skydiver’s feat could influence spacesuit design

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Now that the dust has settled in the New Mexico desert where supersonic skydiver “Fearless Felix” Baumgartner landed safely on his feet, researchers are exhilarated …


  • Endeavour finally reaches permanent LA museum home

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Space shuttle Endeavour was finally lodged at its retirement home Monday following a slow weekend parade through city streets that turned out to be a logistical …


  • Endeavour finally reaches permanent LA museum home

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — It was supposed to be a slow but smooth journey to retirement, a parade through city streets for a shuttle that logged millions of miles in …


  • Endeavour’s final miles turn into all-night affair

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — In thousands of Earth orbits, the space shuttle Endeavour traveled 123 million miles. But the last few miles of its final journey are proving hard to …


  • Shuttle inches toward retirement home at LA museum

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — At every turn of Endeavour’s stop-and-go commute through urban streets, a constellation of spectators trailed along as the space shuttle ploddingly nosed past stores, schools, churches …


  • Shuttle passes obstacle, heads toward LA museum

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Slowly surmounting a key obstacle, the shuttle Endeavour maintained a heading Saturday through the streets of Los Angeles toward its retirement home at a museum.


  • Shuttle passes obstacle, heads toward LA museum

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — After slowly surmounting a key obstacle, the shuttle Endeavour maintained a heading Saturday through the streets of Los Angeles toward its retirement home at a museum. …


  • AP PHOTOS: Endeavour makes terrestrial journey

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’s a surreal sight residents won’t soon forget: A hulking space shuttle strutting down city streets, pausing every so often to get its bearings as it …


  • AP PHOTOS: Endeavour makes terrestrial journey

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’s a surreal sight residents won’t soon forget: A hulking space shuttle strutting down city streets, pausing every so often to get its bearings as it …


  • Shuttle Xing: Endeavour treks through LA streets

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’s a surreal sight residents won’t soon forget: A hulking space shuttle strutting down city streets, pausing every so often to get its bearings as it …


  • US warning reflects fears of Iranian cyberattack

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta’s pointed warning that the U.S. will strike back against a cyberattack underscores the Obama administration’s growing concern that Iran could be the first …


  • Plan to streamline solar development in West OK’d

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Federal officials on Friday approved a plan that sets aside 285,000 acres of public land for the development of large-scale solar power plants, cementing a new …


  • Space shuttle pauses on 12-mile trip to LA museum

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — At its prime, the space shuttle Endeavour circled the globe at 17,500 mph, faster than a speeding bullet. In retirement, it’s crawling along the streets of …

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