• This chart shows just how massive the U.S. Navy is

    Published: Thu, Apr 21, 2016

    The U.S. Navy is the unquestioned dominant naval force in the world. In terms of both absolute tonnage and technical superiority, the U.S. Navy is the world's largest and most advanced maritime military force. The capabilities of the U.S. Navy are further enhanced and augmented by its military alliances such as NATO, in which the US plays a key role .

  • Football helmet maker Riddell sues Schutt, Xenith for patent infringement

    Updated: Thu, Apr 21, 2016

    The country's largest football helmet makers, Riddell and Schutt Sports, are once again facing off in a courtroom over allegations of patent infringement. Chicago-based Riddell, a division of Easton-Bell Sports, filed a lawsuit Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, against its rival, Schutt Sports. Schutt is headquartered in Litchfield, Ill., about 55 miles northeast of downtown St. Louis. Separately, Riddell also filed a lawsuit Thursday alleging patent infringement against another helmet maker, Detroit-based Xenith, alleging Xenith's varsity and youth EPIC and X2E helmets infringe on its patents.

  • VIP Preview of Relationship Status on go90 mobile app at Tribeca Film Festival

    Updated: Thu, Apr 21, 2016

    IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR GO90 - Actors Milo Ventimiglia, Brant Daugherty, Kristen Gutoskie and Shawn Ashmore, left to right, watch an episode of their new series, Relationship Status, Thursday, April 21, 2016, in New York, which will air exclusively on the go90 mobile app beginning April 29.

  • Wichita Area Technical College to pay tuition for high-demand programs

    Updated: Thu, Apr 21, 2016

    Wichita Area Technical College has announced a new scholarship program geared toward specific high-wage, high-demand fields, according to a news release. The college this week rolled out its plan for a program called Wichita Promise, which would pay tuition and fees for students studying for specific career pathways. The program would also offer students a guaranteed job interview. The eligible courses of study include: aerospace manufacturing technology; aerospace coating and paint technology; composite technology; machining technology; automotive service technology; industrial automation and machine maintenance; carpentry, and nursing and medical assistant programs, among others, according to the release.

  • OK Senate passes Internet tax bill

    Updated: Thu, Apr 21, 2016

    The Oklahoma Senate passed a bill Thursday that seeks to increase revenue the state receives from sales tax on Internet purchases. House Bill 2531, which passed 31-12, would require out-of-state companies making sales to Oklahomans to send these customers a statement yearly noting the dollar amount of purchases and the fact that they may owe state tax. The idea is to better inform people of the requirement to pay Oklahoma tax on purchases made to out-of-state companies. Many of these companies do not collect the tax and most people ignore the requirement to pay these taxes when they file their returns. Companies that maintain physical operations in Oklahoma are required to collect the tax at the time of sale.

  • Comcast will let you replace your cable box with an app

    Published: Thu, Apr 21, 2016

    Comcast will soon let its customers to bypass the cable box and get Xfinity service directly on their television sets or streaming media gadgets, CNN Money reports. A new Comcast app will transform new Samsung smart TVs and Roku devices into quasi cable boxes. The app, which will be available later this year, will serve up live TV and on-demand video, just like Comcast's X1 cable boxes do. Customers can also use the app to record shows on their virtual DVRs.

  • MSA G1 Integrated TIC Application

    Updated: Thu, Apr 21, 2016

    The G1 Integrated TIC from MSA is patent-pending and takes advantage of the only full-color display control module available on the market today. Compatible with any G1 SCBA, MSA's integrated TIC is patent-pending, has been submitted for regulatory approval and is now available for pre-order.

  • Exchange Lab Technology

    Updated: Thu, Apr 21, 2016

    ADVANCE FOR USE SATURDAY, APRIL 23 AND THEREAFTER - In this April 11, 2016 photo, Joliet Junior College student Anthony Sims, a freshman studying aerospace engineering, assembles a shutter-release remote for his phone's camera after printing the grip on a 3D printer at new JJC MakerLab in Joliet, Ill. The lab has 3-D printers, scanners, a carving machine, a laser cutter and other equipment that students studying architecture, engineering or orthotics and prosthetics technology can use to hone their skills.

  • Albuquerque Journal, N.M., Upfront column

    Updated: Thu, Apr 21, 2016

    Intel Corp. plans to reduce its 107,000-person workforce by 11 percent over the next year. That’s 12,000 people. Intel won’t say how many of those folks, if any, will come out of its factory in Sandoval County, but since the market is moving away from the kind of chip they make here, there is ample reason to be pessimistic. That factory employed about 5,000 people in 2000. The workforce shrank to 3,300 in 2013. Intel employs 1,900 people in Sandoval County today. Much of that reduction was due to automation, but Intel hasn’t made any significant investment to upgrade the Sandoval County factory since 2007, suggesting the company has not planned much of a future for its New Mexico operation.

  • Rec partnering with ESSDACK for tech-focused classes

    Updated: Thu, Apr 21, 2016

    The Hutchinson Recreation Commission and Educational Services and Staff Development Association of Central Kansas are partnering on several technology-themed classes this summer and will launch the partnership with an open house Saturday. Randy Carter with Hutch Rec said ESSDACK approached Hutch Rec about what ESSDACK is doing at its makerspace in the mall. He said Hutch Rec always looks for new opportunities and liked the variety ESSDACK could offer. Carter said Hutch Rec looked to ESSDACK for specific ideas for age-appropriate classes, and a slate of five classes for the summer was put together. A robotics class for ages 7-13, 9 to 10:30 a.m. July 2. A crash course in coding for ages 7-13, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

  • Finally, you can eat cereal in virtual reality with a dead Egyptian queen

    Published: Thu, Apr 21, 2016

    Some things just fit together — classic pairings like fish and chips, ham and eggs, and peanut butter and jelly. Or, you know, cereal and 3,000-year-old Egyptian queen Cleopatra. The intrinsic link between historical royalty and dried breakfast food is not one I'd considered before, but cereal pusher Kellogg's apparently think it's so obvious that it's created a virtual reality experience that will see UK participants "transported back to ancient Egypt to eat breakfast alongside Cleopatra." Users are taken back to via Oculus' Rift headset, showing Cleo's 3D breakfast chamber complete with table, bowl, milk jug, and semi-naked guard. 

  • Hundreds protest BLM drilling lease auction in Santa Fe

    Updated: Wed, Apr 20, 2016

    More than 200 people flooded the Courtyard by Marriott parking lot Wednesday morning in protest of oil and gas drilling on federal lands as the Bureau of Land Management held its quarterly leasing auction inside the hotel. In anticipation of the protesters, organizers set up an observation room where members of the public could watch the auction by live stream, separate from the space where bidders participated in the lease sale. The BLM sold 11 land leases for oil and gas drilling rights on more than 2,000 acres in Oklahoma and Kansas for over $51,500. Leases are awarded for at least 10 years, or as long as wells are producing on the land.

  • Boulder's Freewave wins deal to supply ultra rugged, wireless radio systems in the Middle East

    Updated: Wed, Apr 20, 2016

    Boulder's Freewave Technologies, a maker of rugged, industrial wireless radio systems, will see its newest harsh-terrain system permanently installed at a massive power plant on the Persian Gulf. The deal is the culmination of a year-long pilot on-site in which Freewave's technology had to perform without interruption in temperatures of up to 145 degrees at a remote desert site. The company declined to identify the site or the value of the deal, citing non-disclosure agreements with its partner, Baud Telecom and its customer, the Saudi Electric Company, SEC. "We had to go through the rigors of an endurance test on location in Saudi Arabia and we had to go for a period of time before SEC bought off on the technology.

  • Judge allows lawyers in Michael Brown Jr. wrongful-death suit to obtain witnesses' names

    Updated: Wed, Apr 20, 2016

    ST. LOUIS • A federal judge here ordered on Wednesday release of the names of witnesses and some evidence in the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in 2014 — but only to parties in a wrongful-death lawsuit and under a protective order. Attorneys for the federal government and St. Louis County police and prosecutors fought to keep wraps on the identification of people who provided information to police and a county grand jury, citing dangers to witnesses, investigators and their families. Their concerns were illustrated by the rioting that had followed an announcement of the grand jury’s decision not to indict the Ferguson police officer who killed Brown.

  • Emergency software to boost Bells ISD safety measures

    Updated: Wed, Apr 20, 2016

    In an effort to make the Bells Independent School District one of the safest in Grayson County, the district is in the process of installing a new software to cut minutes off the response time for an emergency. COPsync911 is the application that will give Bells ISD faculty and staff a quicker way to contact law enforcement officers in times of need. “We’re always looking for ways to keep our staff, campuses and students safe,” Bells ISD Superintendent Joe Moore said recently. “We’ve got a tremendously supportive school board right now and their top priority, along with educating kids, is to keep them safe at school, especially with all the things going on at other schools.

  • Candidates field questions before polls open April 25

    Updated: Wed, Apr 20, 2016

    With less than a month before the Kilgore ISD trustee election— and just in advance of next week’s early voting – local voters got the opportunity to ask three of the five candidates questions before Election Day. The questions included the greatest challenges facing the district, classroom discipline, dream programs or policies and engagement with staffers. Kilgore native Dustin Swaim joined incumbents Scott Montgomery and Karl Riley during Sunday night’s forum, hosted by the youth of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, the Kilgore Chamber of Commerce and the News Herald. Swaim will face Montgomery in the May 7 election for Place 7 on the KISD Board of Trustees.

  • Futurist Ray Kurzweil wants to use tiny robots in our bloodstream to fight disease and live forever

    Published: Wed, Apr 20, 2016

    Google's Ray Kurzweil wants to live forever, and he thinks he'll need nanobots to help him get there.  In an interview with Playboy , Kurzweil described a future in which microscopic robots inhabit our bloodstream, helping our immune system fight disease.  "By the 2020s we’ll start using nanobots to complete the job of the immune system," he said. "Our immune system is great, but it evolved thousands of years ago when conditions were different. It was not in the interest of the human species for individuals to live very long, so people typically died in their 20s. The life expectancy was 19."

  • 12 Netflix originals will use new technology Netflix calls the 'next generation of TV'

    Published: Wed, Apr 20, 2016

    Netflix is starting to roll out a new technology that vastly improves the colors you see in its shows and movies. It's called Netflix "HDR," which stands for "high dynamic range," a term that is most common in photography. HDR basically ensures you're seeing extremely accurate colors that have a higher range. So instead of a ray of sunlight appearing washed out and white, you're able to notice the orange and yellow hues instead.

  • SUNY Groundbreaking Chip Facility

    Updated: Wed, Apr 20, 2016

    Alain E. Kaloyeros, director of SUNY Poly Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, speaks during a groundbreaking ceremony at SUNY Polytechnic Institute for a new chip fabrication facility forams AG, a multinational company that creates high performance sensor solutions and analog ICs, at Marcy Nanocenter, Wednesday, April 20, 2016, in Marcy, N.Y.

  • Greeley City Council passes two new traffic laws to fight distracted driving

    Updated: Wed, Apr 20, 2016

    Greeley police now can crack down on distracted drivers. The city council passed two laws against distracted driving during its meeting Tuesday night — one that bans it in general and one that bans texting while driving specifically. Greeley Police Chief Jerry Garner presented the inattentive driving law, which he said was inspired by the multiple Greeley deaths at the hand of distracted motorists. “It’s one of the greatest safety incidents that I see when I’m driving around,” said Councilman Mike Finn. “I see it here every day.” The council passed the law against inattentive driving 6-1. Councilwoman Rochelle Galindo cast the only dissenting vote. She argued the ordinance’s vague language gives of




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