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2008-06-25 12:00:00

Many families preserve history through photos. Often, a trip to grandma's would seem incomplete without a trip down memory lane via the big book of pictures. These days, electronic media dominates everything from the way we listen to music, communicate and save images. Almost every cell phone has a built-in camera, which has some parents concerned -- for good reason. According to a recent report by the Associated Press, more and more teens are taking inappropriate photos of themselves,...

2008-06-25 09:00:00

By Nicolas Zimmerman, Daily Press, Newport News, Va. Jun. 25--Capt. James "Jae" Barclay IV rewards his dog, 10-month old Bryant, after a demonstration of his field training at The Pet Resort at Greensprings in James City County. (Adrin Snider, Daily Press / June 24, 2008) JAMES CITY -- -- Bryant, a 10-month-old chocolate Lab, panted at his owner's side Tuesday with the serene, glassy stare of the venerable house dog. A moment later, he flashed across a field to retrieve a training decoy,...

2008-06-24 06:00:00

By Angie Kinsey, The Paducah Sun, Ky. Jun. 24--Alexis Shumpert's stare never left the computer screen at the McCracken County Public Library on a recent morning. She clicked the mouse every few seconds, and her tiny fingers typed in A-L-E-X-I-S when the screen asked her name. She's 4. Alexis' grandfather, Richard Roundtree, sat a few feet away, shaking his head at the little girl's ability. Roundtree uses a computer at work, but that's it. He doesn't e-mail, but plans to learn when he...

2008-06-18 21:00:00

By Susan Schell, The Peninsula Gateway, Gig Harbor, Wash. Jun. 18--Arnie Tucker is one of an elite group of graduates. Tucker recently "graduated" from an innovative exercise program at the MultiCare facility in Gig Harbor designed specifically for patients recovering from heart surgery. The cardiac rehabilitation program is offered at Tacoma General Hospital, but it also began at the Gig Harbor facility in January. That makes life a lot easier for patients like Tucker, who lives near...

2008-06-03 06:05:00

By Brian Stelter Can the environment make for entertaining TV? Discovery Communications is about to find out. On Wednesday in the United States, Discovery will introduce Planet Green, a new cable brand promoted as the first 24-hour channel dedicated to eco-friendly living. It is the highest-profile cable channel introduction of the year, and an equally risky one. By wrapping itself in the planet, Discovery is betting that "eco- tainment" will appeal to viewers. Planet Green will replace...

2008-05-23 09:30:00

George Lucas' visual effects company Industrial Light and Magic (ILM) is a high-tech shrine including everything from the talking robots in "Transformers" to the "Jurassic Park" dinosaurs. It's a temple where life-size replicas of Darth Vader and Bobba Fett from "Star Wars" stand guard over an Indiana Jones banner with a two-dimensional cutout of Harrison Ford that seems almost out of place as it swings through the lobby.ILM has become famous over the last 20 years for digital special effects...

2008-05-01 16:50:04

Breaking up is hard to do, but not as hard as we think. New research suggests we overestimate the heart-crushing blow from a romantic split, and some of us make particularly inaccurate forecasts. "We're not saying breakup is a good time. We're not recommending it," said lead researcher Paul Eastwick, a psychologist at Northwestern University in Illinois. "But it's less bad than people think." In the moments following the breakup phone call (or text message), life can seem like a...

2008-05-01 01:20:00

Researchers at Hewlett-Packard have made a new discovery in circuitry that may enable computers, cell phones and other devices to hold more memory while taking up less energy than modern technology allows. It had been theorized for almost 40 years, but researchers announced on Wednesday that they finally had proof that basic electrical circuits have four fundamentals, rather than three.The fourth element, called a memory resistor, or memristor for short, was first considered by Leon Chua of...

2008-04-24 15:10:00

A German media company plans to publish a series of printed, annual yearbooks consisting entirely of thousands of user-created entries from Wikipedia "” the popular user-created encyclopedia site.Bertelsmann AG, whose units include publisher Random House Inc. and music venture Sony BMG, announced Wednesday it plans to publish "The One-Volume Wikipedia Encyclopedia" starting in September with the content made up of 50,000 of the most-searched terms on the German language edition of...

2008-04-24 01:15:00

The methods of data collection by Web criminals are evolving from the creation of malware to buying and selling sensitive information from third party sites.Security firm Finjan announced at InfoSecurity Europe that it had seen thousands of such online services, and called for the police to step in and control the growing issue.The San Jose, Calif.-based Web security firm reported that sites were offering sensitive data such as medical information as well as corporate e-mail and pension...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'