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MIT Engineers Have High Hopes For Cheetah Robot

By Rodrique Ngowi CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) – It’s a robot unlike any other: inspired by the world’s fastest land animal, controlled by video game technology and packing nifty sensors – including one used to maneuver drones, satellites and ballistic missiles. The robot, called the cheetah, can run on batteries at speeds of more than 10 [...]

Mickey And Math? Disney Launches Education Apps

By Barbara Ortutay NEW YORK (AP) – The Walt Disney Co. is launching a new line of learning tools designed to help parents encourage kids 3 to 8 to learn outside of school. Disney Imagicademy begins with a series of mobile apps but will later expand into other products such as books and interactive toys. [...]

Police Tout Benefits Of Surveillance Cameras

By Jan Hefler RIVERSIDE, N.J. (AP) – High-tech surveillance cameras are going up on street poles in suburban South Jersey communities where they are being used as virtual patrols to stretch police departments. Many have been installed quietly, netting a rash of drug dealers as well as petty criminals. In Riverside, a blue-collar town of [...]

Student Texts Space Station With Rooftop Antennae

By Chase Castle IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – If you have a message to relay to the International Space Station, simply stop by Van Allen Hall and ask if Ross McCurdy is around. The sophomore astronomy student at the University of Iowa built a communication station on the seventh floor of the building there and [...]

Too Tired To Practice? Ask A GPS Device

By Eric Olson LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Nebraska’s Tommy Armstrong Jr. was running play after play during a preseason practice and was beginning to wear down in the heat. He could have asked for a break, but he didn’t have to. An assistant strength coach who was keeping electronic tabs on Armstrong could tell by [...]