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Dallas County Gets Futuristic General Hospital

By Sherry Jacobson DALLAS (AP) – The new Parkland Memorial Hospital is more than a sleek mass of glass and steel, towering 17 stories above Harry Hines Boulevard. Dallas County’s new $1.3 billion public hospital is one of the first “digital hospitals” in the United States. The new campus is teeming with technology that wasn’t [...]

Are Drones The Future Of Firefighting?

By Brian Smith TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) – When it comes to analyzing dangerous wildfires, could a sensor attached to a drone ever replace a human eye connected to an intellect shaped by experience and intuition? That’s one of the many questions federal wildland firefighting officials are asking as drones become increasingly popular in warfare [...]

Hybrid Tricycle Designed To Increase Mobility

By Melissa Griffiths JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Adventure runs in the Janes family, so when Bob Janes found his father’s age affected his ability to be active outdoors, something had to be done. So Janes invented the Access Hybrid, a trike with an assistive electric motor, meant to provide all the fun of a bicycle [...]

Kansas Dad’s Droid Hobby Makes Him A Hit With Sons

By James A. Fussell LENEXA, Kan. (AP) – Most people just have cars, bikes and lawn mowers in their garage. George Westwater has a droid. As in R2-D2. As in Star Wars. As in … “Whoa! Where’d you get that thing?” With “Star Wars: Episode VII” now shooting, every tidbit of news about the iconic [...]

Students Learn Through Electric Car Competition

By Connie Jo Discoe BENKELMAN, Neb. (AP) – The boys have tweaked the standard gear ratios, and they’ve figured out how to get the throttle to work better. “It’s going 30 miles an hour now,” says a smiling Bill Wilson, sponsor of Dundy County-Stratton High School’s first-ever electric vehicle competition team. The “Power Drive” electric [...]