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  • UCF optics whiz turns lab work into marketable products

    UCF optics whiz turns lab work into marketable products
    Like a kindly uncle, physicist Shin-Tson Wu banters with his students as they work in an optics lab at the University of Central Florida. They become respectfully silent, however, when he sits down at a microscope to peer at the pixels of an iPhone...
  • Allentown and country: Great American road trips on a 3-hour drive

    Allentown and country: Great American road trips on a 3-hour drive
    If you've decided to take a car trip outside the Allentown area, you're in good company. Over the Independence Day weekend, AAA estimates almost 35 million Americans hit the road, the most since 2007. So if you've packed the car, filled the tank and...
  • Gotta catch 'em all!

    Gotta catch 'em all!
    Yumina Myers' culture-shock moment came on the first day of high school in Vermont when, dressed in a T-shirt and jeans branded with Mickey Mouse's goofy face, someone stopped the recent Japanese immigrant in the hallway. "They looked at me and said,...
  • St. Augustine: From A to Z

    St. Augustine: From A to Z
    Everyone knows that there's plenty of history in St. Augustine, the nation's oldest city. But there are enough other charms — from an amphitheater to haunted tours and a uniquely Florida zoo — to fill a list from A to Z. Amphitheater: On...
  • Elon Musk opens up Tesla patents to everyone

    Elon Musk opens up Tesla patents to everyone
    The Tesla Model S just became the world's first open-source car. Elon Musk, chief executive of Tesla Motors Inc., said Thursday that he was opening up the electric car company's patents to all comers. "Technology leadership is not defined by patents,...
  • Hampton girls win state track title, Ray wins 2 hurdles titles, sets record

    Hampton girls win state track title, Ray wins 2 hurdles titles, sets record
    Hampton's girls took full advantage of the Virginia High School League's reorganization by winning the first Group 5A state track title Saturday. And the Crabbers' star, hurdler Chantel Ray, capped her high school career by winning two individual...
  • Elon Musk opens up Tesla patents; it 'isn't entirely altruistic'

     Elon Musk opens up Tesla patents; it 'isn't entirely altruistic'
    The Tesla Model S just became the world’s first open-source car. Elon Musk, chief executive of Tesla Motors Inc., said Thursday that he was opening up the electric car company’s patents to all comers. “Technology leadership is not...
  • Three Glendale schools earn 'Distinguished' title

    Three Glendale elementary schools were among hundreds named as 2014 California Distinguished Schools on Wednesday, including one that was eligible for the first time. Cerritos, John Muir and Thomas Edison elementary schools are among 424 schools in...
  • Bye-Bye, Old Inefficient Light Bulb

    The filament light bulb that Thomas Edison invented well over a century ago is flickering out of American households this year. But some people won't realize that until they try to stock up and find their favorite 40- and 60-watt bulbs missing. A...
  • Bed, breakfast — and some ghosts?

     Bed, breakfast — and some ghosts?
    BENTONSPORT, Iowa — There was one nonbeliever among the seven people seated at the dining room table in the Mason House Inn, a supposedly haunted bed-and-breakfast tucked away in the remote southeastern corner of Iowa, five hours southwest of...
  • Are handwritten job search letters dead?

    DEAR JOYCE: My sister and I are both looking for employment. She argues that a handwritten cover letter gets more attention than using a computer to apply for a job. Is she right? -- R.J.A. Sis's view may be the exception proving the rule: Handwritten...
  • Stratocaster turns 60 but for its musician fans, it never gets old

    Stratocaster turns 60 but for its musician fans, it never gets old
    Rock guitar hero Jeff Beck remembers falling in love for the first time. "I'd only ever seen Spanish-style or jazz guitars, and then I saw a Stratocaster," said Beck, 69, of his schoolboy crush. "I was fascinated by the shape, the double cutaways; it...