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Girl Scout Cookie Sales Go High-Tech

By Brian Wallheimer ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — Grace Hoening sold 800 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies last year, but that will look like a drop in the bucket if the Rockford 12-year-old has her way. “My goal is 2,500,” Hoening said. That’s because any scout who hits that magic number wins a free trip to [...]

Pioneer Of Video Games, Simon Dies At 92

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) – Ralph Baer, a video game pioneer who created both the precursor to “Pong” and the electronic memory game Simon and led the team that developed the first home video game console, has died. He was 92. Baer, a longtime resident of Manchester, died at his home, the Goodwin Funeral Home in [...]

Engineers Embark on a Mission to Bring Humanity to the Field of Engineering

David E. Goldberg, President of Big Beacon and emeritus professor of engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Mark Somerville, professor of engineering and associate dean at Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering, – are two men on a daring mission. Their goal is to transform the entire world of engineering. Their objective [...]

Digital Effort Increases Access To Rare Books

By Dave Gong FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) – Stepping into the rare books room at the Allen County Public Library is like stepping back in time. Antique furniture complements the character of a room devoted to the library’s ever-expanding collection of rare and antique – even ancient – books and artifacts. Display cases containing replicas [...]

Silicon Valley Struggles To Speak FDA’s Language

By Matthew Perrone WASHINGTON (AP) – From Apple’s new smartwatch that tracks heartbeats to contact lenses that measure blood sugar – Silicon Valley is pouring billions into gadgets and apps designed to transform health care. But the tech giants that have famously disrupted so many industries are now facing their own unexpected disruption: regulation. Google [...]