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  • New passport card may be ready by April

    A new card that Americans can use to cross the Mexican and Canadian borders may be issued as early as April at less than half the cost of a passport, the U.S. State Department said Monday. Like the passport, it will contain a computer chip that can be...
  • Building a Better Air Conditioner

     
    It takes 7 billion gallons of gasoline annually to run all the air conditioners of passenger vehicles in the United States, according to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. That???s 6% of total fuel consumption in the U.S. Meanwhile, simple...
  • L.A. City Council committee approves plan to mandate microchipping for lost-and-found pets

     
    The Los Angeles City Council's Public Safety Committee gave its stamp of approval today to a proposal that would require all lost pets reclaimed at area animal shelters to be microchipped before returning home with their owners. Should the proposal......
  • L.A. City Council considers requiring pet owners to implant microchips in their recovered dogs and cats

     
    The Los Angeles City Council is considering requiring owners to implant microchip IDs in their lost dogs and cats when they pick them up from area shelters. Linda J. Barth, assistant general manager for L.A. Animal Services, said area animal......
  • Animal lovers' calendar: Weekend of Jan. 23-24 and beyond

     
    The coming weeks and months are full of events sure to appeal to Southern California animal lovers. We've got the details on a number of activities, from adoption events to animal-friendly art, amorous zoo animals to migrating whales. (Are we......
  • 39 Interactive: Revolutionary Chalk Board at Rice University

    There's a chance a chalk board making its way around Rice University could end up in a museum one day. Seriously. Likely next to other milestones in technology like the Ipod or Digital camera. That's because the chalk board is a mock-up for a...
  • Animal lovers' calendar: Weekend of Jan. 30-31 and beyond

     
    The coming weeks and months are full of events sure to appeal to Southern California animal lovers. We've got the details on a number of activities, from low-cost vaccination clinics to adoption events to an opportunity to view the L.A.......
  • L.A. will reward recycling through new RecycleBank program [Updated]

     
    The city of L.A. unveiled a pilot program Tuesday to encourage more recycling of beer bottles, old newspapers, cardboard, plastic and other recyclables. Called RecycleBank, the program gives points to individuals who recycle, worth as much as $400 per...
  • Dogs and cats reclaimed from L.A. city shelters will be required to be microchipped

     
    The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously Friday to require that all pet dogs and cats redeemed from city shelters by their owners be microchipped before their release. The tiny microchip, injected by a needle under the skin, contains an......
  • UK dog owners could be forced to microchip and insure their pets

     
    British dog owners may be forced to microchip their pets and take out insurance, part of a proposed crackdown on the country's dangerous canines. Postmen are delighted, but civil libertarians grumble that Britain's sprawling surveillance state now wants...
  • Animal lovers' calendar: Weekend of March 13-14 and beyond

     
    There are a whole host of events designed with animal lovers and pets in mind happening in Southern California in the coming weeks. We've got the details on a number of them, from mobile pet-adoption events to a St. Patrick's......
  • Tavistock demolishing old Agere plant in south Orlando

    Tavistock demolishing old Agere plant in south Orlando
    Orange County's bygone hopes of becoming an industry leader in microchip manufacturing are now a pile of rubble off South John Young Parkway. Bulldozers are razing the old Agere Systems Inc. microchip factory, previously known as Cirent Semiconductor,...