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GM Ignition Switch Death Toll Rises to 90

April 27, 2015 11:09 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Families of at least 90 people killed in crashes caused by defective General Motors ignition switches will get compensation from the automaker. Attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who was ...

WWII-Era Bomb Found on College Campus

April 27, 2015 11:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The ground shook near a New Jersey military base as an explosives team detonated a 500-pound World War II-era bomb that had been found on the campus of a community college ...

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Warning Signals Alert Filipinos of Oncoming Tsunamis

April 27, 2015 10:52 am | by E2S | News | Comments

The December 26, 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami killed 230,000 people in 14 countries, and swamped coastal communities with waves up to 100 feet (30 meters) high. Following this tragic event, the UN set up the Indian ...

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Power Outages Limit Tech's Ability to Help People Connect After Quake

April 27, 2015 10:39 am | by Foster Klug , Associated Press | News | Comments

After the earthquake hit Nepal, Prem Raja Mahat spent a sleepless night at his Baltimore home, trying again and again to reach his son, who was visiting friends and family back in Mahat's home country. "My wife was crying, crying so ...

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Facebook Engineering Director Leaves for Startup

April 27, 2015 10:35 am | by Megan Crouse Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Round Ups | Comments

 Facebook Engineering Director Lars Rasmussen made headlines on April 27 when he announced that he would be moving from the social media giant to a music startup co-founded by his fiance, Elomida Visviki ...

MIT Report Details Benefits of Investment in Basic Research

April 27, 2015 10:34 am | by Abby Abazorius, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Last year was a notable one for scientific achievements: In 2014, European researchers discovered a fundamental new particle that sheds light on the origins of the universe, and the European Space Agency successfully landed the first ...

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Smart Stove Add-On Cooks Up a Storm on Kickstarter

April 27, 2015 10:04 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

A recent Kickstarter project purports to cook food perfectly with a hassle-free stove attachment. The Meld nob attaches to a gas or electric stove, replacing an existing nob ...

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Turkish Plane Makes Emergency Landing

April 27, 2015 9:58 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Turkish Airline official says a plane returning from Milan made an emergency landing in Istanbul and ran off the runway. The plane left a trail of sparks and smoke as it landed but all passengers were evacuated safely ...

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New York Begins Effort to Help Startups Navigate Regulations

April 27, 2015 9:55 am | by Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press | News | Comments

Technology startups and New York authorities will get each other's input on dealing with regulations under an initiative the state attorney general and New York City's chief lawyer announced Friday ...

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Computer Program to Take on World's Best in Texas Hold 'Em

April 27, 2015 9:51 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Carnegie Mellon University researchers are going all in, pitting a computer program against some of the world's best professional poker players. Computer science professor ...

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Photos of the Day: 'Millennium Camera' to Make a 1,000-Year-Long Exposure

April 27, 2015 9:50 am | by Bob Salsberg, Associated Press | News | Comments

Jonathon Keats, a San Francisco writer and self-described experimental philosopher and conceptual artist, has designed a "millennium camera" that he intends to mount in a ...

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A 1,000-Year Exposure Showing a Changing Earth

April 27, 2015 9:47 am | by Bob Salsberg, Associated Press | News | Comments

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then Jonathon Keats figures a picture can also span a thousand years. Keats, a San Francisco writer and self-described experimental philosopher and conceptual artist, has designed ...

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Billionaires Face Off in Renewed Texas Space Race

April 27, 2015 9:42 am | by Michael Graczyk, Associated Press | News | Comments

An isolated edge of vast West Texas is home to a highly secretive part of the 21st-century space race, one of two being directed in the Lone Star State by Internet billionaires whose personalities and corporate strategies seem worlds apart ...

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Harley Recalls Nearly 46K Motorcycles

April 27, 2015 9:29 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Harley-Davidson is recalling nearly 46,000 motorcycles in the U.S. because they could stay in gear due to clutches that won't fully disengage. The recall covers certain Electra Glide, Ultra Limited, Police Electra Glide, Street Glide ...

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Ford Recalls 390K Cars to Fix Door Latches

April 27, 2015 9:17 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ford is recalling about 390,000 cars because the doors may not latch properly and could open while the cars are in motion. The recall covers certain 2012 through 2014 Ford Fiestas, and 2013 and 2014 Ford ...

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