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Shipping Container Home Readying For Detroit Debut

By Jeff Karoub DETROIT, Mich. (AP) – An unusual home taking shape inside General Motors’ sprawling Detroit- Hamtramck Assembly plant is intended to be part of a movement to rebuild the city’s economy and deteriorating, disappearing housing stock.

Historic Houston Church Is Doomed, But Its Bell Will Live On

By Joe Holley HOUSTON, Tx. (AP) — On a patch of grass near the entrance to the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum in the Museum District is a 750-pound, cast-iron bell that was forged in Philadelphia in the late 1890s. From 1899 until a couple of months ago, that bell heralded significant events in the life [...]

30 Years Later, ‘Back To The Future’ Car In Legal Battle

By David Porter NEWARK, New Jersey (AP) — As “Back To The Future” celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, there’s a legal tussle over the futuristic car that provided the guts for the flying time machine used by Michael J. Fox in the classic 1985 film.

NASA Explores Inflatable Spacecraft Technology

By Brock Vergakis NORFOLK, Virginia (AP) — Devising a way to one day land astronauts on Mars is a complex problem and NASA scientists think something as simple as a child’s toy design may help solve the problem. Safely landing a large spacecraft on the Red Planet is just one of many engineering challenges the [...]

Drone Market Resembles Silicon Valley’s Early Days

By Scott Mayerowitz DANVERS, Mass. (AP) — To see the future of drones, head up the hill at the intersection of Industrial Drive and Electronics Avenue. Inside a bland brick office building, the team at CyPhy is working on tethered machines that can fly nonstop for days and pocket-sized drones for search-and-rescue missions. It’s not [...]