• Hospital receives new stent technology

    Updated: Sun, Nov 22, 2015

    FARMINGTON — In an area where heart disease is the second-most common cause of death, finding ways to prevent heart attacks is one of the focuses of the San Juan Regional Medical Center's cardiology program. New stent technology is the hospital's latest weapon against heart attacks. Stents are tubular mesh devices inserted across narrowed arteries to open them and allow better blood flow. The new stents, known as Synergy stents, were approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration on Oct. 5. Within days of the technology being released, the hospital had patients lined up to receive them, said Dr. Sudhakar Girotra, a cardiologist at San Juan Regional Medical Center.

  • Mideast Palestinians Getting Connected

    Updated: Sun, Nov 22, 2015

    FILE- In this Nov. 19, 2015 file photo, a technician works in the servers unit at the headquarters of the Palestinian cellular network Jawwal, in the West Bank city of Ramallah. After years of delays, Israel said Thursday that it would allow the Palestinians to have their own 3G network, bringing relief to one of the last places in the world without mobile broadband services. The lack of high-speed access has been a source of frustration for young professionals, forcing many to seek creative solutions, sign up with Israeli carriers or scramble to find Wi-Fi networks.

  • Xbox 360 Turns 10 Today

    Published: Sun, Nov 22, 2015

    Don't forget to give your old Xbox 360 a little extra TLC today, if you can find where you put it. Happy birthday, Xbox 360! Microsoft's second big gaming console turns 10 years old today, as the company officially released the Xbox 360 to the United States and Canada on November 22, 2005. And, yes, it's also the big second birthday of the company's third console, the Xbox One, which came out on November 22, 2013—across 13 different markets, that is.

  • Modernizing amaster

    Updated: Sun, Nov 22, 2015

    Ahidden closet provided protection to a collection of sculpture models that were created centuries ago by one of the world’s greatest artists. Twenty-first century technology brought them to completion — and to Pueblo. The Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center is hosting “Touched by the Hands of God: Michelangelo’s Models” through May 29. The exhibit features six bronze pieces that originated as models made by Michelangelo in the first half of the 16th century. Harry Spell, a longtime art collector and owner of Art Casting of Illinois, spoke with The Pueblo Chieftain by phone and described the circumstances surrounding the project.

  • Deleted email accounts for former Joplin administrators spur questions

    Updated: Sun, Nov 22, 2015

    Entire email records for two of three former Joplin administrators — a city manager, a university president and a school superintendent — were wiped clean soon after they left. That is inconsistent with record retention rules established by the Missouri Secretary of State’s office and the Local Records Board, which do not make provisions for the mass deletion of emails. Instead, emails, which are seen as public documents, should only to be deleted immediately after they have been assessed and only if the content has no public value, according to the rules. In many instances, those emails may have to be kept for a year or two or more, or even kept permanently.

  • 4-H technology contest

    Updated: Sun, Nov 22, 2015

    The 4-H Technology exhibits are open to all ages and are based off the categories used for the County and State Fair Technology project sections. We will have a junior division for ages 9-13 and a senior division for ages 14+. The Clover-buds (ages 5=8) are non -competitive. Each exhibit must have on the back of the exhibit the exhibitors name, club, county and age as of 1/1/16 and the date the poster was completed. Copy written materials should not be used on these exhibits. Exhibits on posters should be no more than 14”X22”. They may be horizontal or vertical. Posters will be judged on educational idea, public appeal and creative and original ability presented. Posters are encouraged to be laminated. Text of posters should be reada

  • FBI: Tips to safely shop online this holiday season

    Updated: Sun, Nov 22, 2015

    Nearly half of all people expecting to shop for their holiday will buy or browse for items online, according to a national retailer’s organization. According to the National Retail Federation’s Holiday Consumer Spending Survey, average consumers say 46 percent of their shopping, both browsing and buying, this holiday season will be conducted online, up from 44 percent last year. With more shoppers going online to make their purchases, so will more criminals. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, cyber fraud increases during the end-of-year holidays, when more consumers turn to online outlets for their purchases. The bureau offers the following tips for consumers to ensure they do not fall victim to a sca

  • School libraries in Boulder County changing for 21st century

    Updated: Sat, Nov 21, 2015

    Walking into the main library at Longmont's Trail Ridge Middle School, you won't see row after row of book stacks or hear exhortations to keep quiet. Instead, the main space is filled with round tables with whiteboard tops arranged around a big projection screen, giving classes room to hear presentations and collaborate on design ideas. There's also a maker space with a prototype closet stuffed with cardboard, yarn, cork and a wide variety of other materials. Plus a separate "think tank" room for small group work. Another area is still being arranged but includes charging stations for Chromebook and Mac computer carts shared by classes. There are still some shelves of books, but they're no longer the main event.

  • New Vista High students prepare for robotics competition

    Updated: Sat, Nov 21, 2015

    With the New Vista robotics team headed to the regional BEST competition for the first time in several years, members are working daily afterschool to perfect their robot and presentation. They're also showing off their robot and giving presentations at local schools, sharing the value of science, technology, engineering and math. "I love it," said team captain Flip Keosheyan, a senior at New Vista. "It's a way to give back to New Vista." New Vista's Robocalypse team took third in the area Rocky Mountain BEST competition in October, earning them a spot at regionals the first week of December in Fort Smith, Arkansas. For the competition, the robot needs to gather "minerals" — objects like foil and wood — from a

  • DHS robotics program continues to grow, succeed

    Updated: Sat, Nov 21, 2015

    One adjustment after another, the Denison High School robotics team learned to overcome technical difficulties and work together to build a competitive program. After four years of competing at the Texas BEST Robotics Championship, DHS placed 10th out 650 teams earlier this month and raised the bar higher for next year’s team. “We’re all here to do work,” DHS senior John Nunley said. “All my ideas either worked or didn’t work just like everybody else. We all had to come up with a single plan, test it and if it didn’t work then we had to come up with another plan.

  • Major County hosts fifth grade wellness day

    Updated: Sat, Nov 21, 2015

    FAIRVIEW — The sound of chatting fifth-graders echoed from the walls of Major County Fairgrounds in Fairview Friday for fifth grade wellness day. Fifth grade wellness day involves fifth-graders from Aline-Cleo, Fairview, Ringwood and Cimarron. The students divided into four small groups to learn about nutrition, ATV safety, Internet safety, hygiene, prescription drug abuse and other topics. Major County Sooner Success Coordinator Melissa Powell said the Major County Community Coalition decided on the event to allow kids to learn more outside of the classroom. “This allows fifth-graders to meet other fifth-graders in their county – kids they may play in basketball or other sports later on after they enter sixth gra

  • Travis students swim with sharks, visit Gettysburg

    Updated: Sat, Nov 21, 2015

    It takes a big boat to go looking for sharks. It also takes SCUBA gear and, for safety's sake, a cage, especially if you're swimming with the less-than-docile great white shark. If you were a student in Caleb Amis' fifth-grade social studies class at Travis Elementary Thursday no SCUBA gear was needed to swim with sharks. His students just needed their eyes, a cardboard box and a smartphone to make a dive in a shark cage in the waters off the coast of Australia. Through the bars of the cage they see a great white darting in front of them. Moments later, in another part of the ocean, they are in clear blue waters, and a whale shark appears. A slight twist over their right shoulder – another whale shark docilely swims by.

  • Tech review: Samsung curved monitor is the envy of the office

    Updated: Fri, Nov 20, 2015

    It’s always nice when I get surprised by a new gadget. Samsung asked me if I’d like to review a few items for the holidays. The company sent over a Chromebook 2 and a curved monitor, and before I unboxed them, I was sure I’d highlight the Chromebook and just mention the monitor in the end of the review. I was wrong. This is a review of the Samsung 29-Inch Ultra-wide Curved Screen LED Monitor (model S29E790C, $599.99, samsung.com), which seems to be the most coveted piece of computer hardware in my building. I get asked by co-workers whether we’re all getting the cool wide monitors on our desks. Their second question is usually about the cost because they want one for their home computer. Here

  • Maryland Heights approves help for World Wide Technology project

    Updated: Fri, Nov 20, 2015

    Approval of nearly $26 million in public incentives means construction can begin on World Wide Technology's new headquarters at West Port Plaza, in Maryland Heights. Kris Simpson, assistant to the city administrator, said Friday that World Wide will soon begin site preparation. The municipal incentive package for the project—which includes infrastructure work at West Port Plaza—has tax-increment financing, community improvement districts and a transportation development district. City Council members approved the $25.7 million package at their meeting Thursday night. City officials said they will work with the project’s developer, Lodging Hospitality Management, to negotiate terms for the partial public financing.

  • BRIEF: Colorado Springs company wins contract to fight hacking

    Updated: Fri, Nov 20, 2015

    A downtown Colorado Springs-based cybersecurity firm was awarded a contract Thursday to support efforts to detect and combat hacking. Located at 102 N. Cascade Ave., root9b features leaders with military, network security and intelligence experience. It is subcontracting with Boston Fusion Corp., for a contract sponsored by the Air Force Research Laboratory and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, according to a news release. The company will assist DARPA, a military program focused on research and development of national security technology, on network hacking scenarios, the press release said. Founded in 2011, root9b is headquartered in Colorado Springs and has offices in Texas, New York, and North Car

  • Voter Data Breach Lawsuit

    Updated: Fri, Nov 20, 2015

    FILE- In this Sept. 29, 2011 file photo, Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp speaks at a news conference in Atlanta. Kemp says registered voters in Georgia should stay vigilant for signs of fraud and identity theft after his office released personal information for more than 6 million people. Kemp says the Social Security numbers, dates of birth and driver's license numbers were inadvertently included in a voter file sent to political parties and media.

  • Cyber Security Seminar

    Updated: Fri, Nov 20, 2015

    U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of West Virginia William L. Ihlenfeld, left, explains the purpose of the Northern West Virginia Cybersecurity Symposium which was held at the Robert H. Mollohan Research Center in Fairmont, W. Va., Friday, Nov. 20, 2015. Also pictured are FBI special Agent Michelle Pirtle, center, and Secret Service resident agent in charge William Smarr, who's agencies gave presentations at the symposium.

  • Tyler ISD OKs building $3.9M aquatic center

    Updated: Fri, Nov 20, 2015

    Tyler ISD OKs building $3.9M aquatic center Betty Waters Tyler Morning Telegraph, Texas Tyler ISD trustees gave the go-ahead Thursday for construction of an aquatic center with an Olympic-size uncovered outdoor swimming pool. The school board approved a construction contract for the center on the grounds of the Career & Technology Center on Earl Campbell Parkway, a central location on the west side of town. Although it will have a competition swimming pool about the same distance from the district's two high schools, trustees stressed in a lengthy discussion that the aquatic center will not only serve the swimming teams, but all students across the entire district as well as faculty and staff and be used for

  • New TCC Aviation Center at Jones Riverside Airport nearing completion

    By CASEY SMITH, Tulsa World | Published: Fri, Nov 20, 2015

    Tulsa Community College celebrated a milestone Thursday on the $3.7 million renovation of the new TCC Aviation Center at Jones Riverside Airport when Flintco construction workers installed a large TCC logo on the exterior of the nearly complete facility. Work on the 55,000-square-foot building is expected to be finished by mid-December, and TCC Aviation Sciences students are scheduled to start taking classes in the building when the spring 2016 semester begins Jan. 11. Esteban Aldarondo, TCC’s assistant chief flight instructor, said that he thinks the new building will help raise awareness of the program.

  • Virtual Reality Recruiting Football

    Updated: Fri, Nov 20, 2015

    In this Aug. 11, 2014, photo provided by EON Sports VR, sports performance manager and strength and conditioning coach Doran Lovan wears a vitual reality headset to view a 360-degree virtual simulation, in Overland, Kansas. College football teams have been using virtual reality as a training tool, putting players in an interactive 360-degree environment without having to be on the field.