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Nick McGill, center, wears the Titan Arm, as he poses alongside his student colleagues Elizabeth Beattie, left, and Nick Parrotta at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)

Pa. students’ robotic arm can make you stronger

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Need a hand lifting something? A robotic device invented by University of Pennsylvania engineering students can help its wearer carry an additional 40 pounds. Titan Arm looks and sounds like part of […]


Lee Rainie, Director of the Pew Research Center, Sept. 4, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Study finds online privacy concerns on the rise

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lynn Boyden, a college professor in Los Angeles who teaches website design, says she has developed two identities online: a public one for her professional life and a private one that only […]


U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster, the chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, gets into a self-driven car in Cranberry, Pa., Sept. 4, 2013.  (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Driverless car transports Pa. congressman

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pennsylvania congressman caught a cutting-edge ride to the airport on Wednesday Rep. Bill Shuster, a Republican from Altoona, made a 33-mile trip from Cranberry Township to Pittsburgh International Airport at about […]


A man checks his Powerball tickets after purchasing them at a convenience store in Chicago, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Scott Eisen)

More Powerball players seeking big jackpots only

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The allure of capturing the estimated $425 million Powerball jackpot had players in a buying frenzy Wednesday, further confirming a trend that lottery officials say has become the big ticket […]


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Obama’s jobs proposals at a glance

WASHINGTON (AP) — The President’s emphasis on job creation recycles old ideas and introduces new ones, many of which face long odds in a divided Congress where the GOP has little appetite for more spending, raised taxes or new burdens on business.


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What holds energy tech back? The infernal battery

WASHINGTON (AP) — As 21st century technology strains to become ever faster, cleaner and cheaper, an invention from more than 200 years ago keeps holding it back. It’s why electric cars aren’t clogging the roads and why Dreamliners aren’t flying high.



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