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Solar Device Looks To Add Outlets To Remote Spots

By Dirk Lammers SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota entrepreneur Brian Gramm was tailgating outside a college football game one sunny day when he wondered why he couldn’t use that energy to plug in a radio. The first-world inconvenience led him to develop the Forty2, an all-in-one “utility in a box” that Gramm now [...]

Home-School Robotics Team Aims For The Top

By Steven Nalley STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) – For Michael Lane, one of the hardest parts of building a home-school robotics team was finding a place for all the students to work on the robots. Lane, director of the Starkville Christian Home Educators Robotics team, said the team was small enough to meet at his house [...]

Elite Colleges Transform Online Higher Education

By Terence Chea SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., (AP) – When the Massachusetts Institute of Technology offered its first free online course this spring, Ashwith Rego jumped at the chance to learn from some of the world’s leading researchers – without leaving his home in India. “I never imagined that I would be taught by professors from [...]

Conduct Code For Unmanned Aircraft Is Unveiled

By Kevin Begos PITTSBURGH, Penn., (AP) – A trade group for drone aircraft manufacturers and operators has released the industry’s first code of conduct in response to growing privacy concerns. The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International said that the recommendations for “safe, non-intrusive operation” are meant to guide operators and reassure a public leery [...]

Sony Pumps Life Into PS Vita, Move Controller

By Ryan Nakashima LOS ANGELES, Calif. (AP) – Sony Corp. has breathed new life into its handheld Vita and announced a tie-up with author J.K. Rowling that could cause Harry Potter fans to fly on broomsticks into the world of games. The Japanese console maker indicated it could be years before it comes up with [...]