Massachusetts Institute of Technology

(AP Photo)

MIT campus police killed in campus shooting

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A police officer for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has been shot and killed at the campus outside of Boston, authorities said early Friday. A manhunt is on for the shooter.

04/18/2013

Alex Padilla announces candidacy for Secretary of State

PACOIMA (CNS) – Sen. Alex Padilla announced his candidacy for secretary of state today, saying he is seeking to become the state’s chief elections officer to increase voter participation.

04/12/2013

Indianapolis campus searched after gunman reported

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Police were searching a university campus in Indianapolis on Tuesday after a student reported seeing a man carrying a rifle or shotgun near its medical school.

03/19/2013

Dr. Zhicheng Hu (Photo credit: Victoria Hu via Change.org)

Daughter fights for return of dad trapped in China

RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif. (AP) — She was just 16, a shy girl whose life revolved around school and homework, when the phone call came that would change her life.

03/13/2013

Cabinet-Nominees-630

Obama nominates 3 to Cabinet-level posts

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama filled in more pieces of his second term leadership team Monday, nominating a trio of new advisers to lead the Energy Department, Environmental Protection Agency and budget office.

03/04/2013

California Governor Jerry Brown (front left), rides in a driverless car to a bill signing at Google headquarters, Mountain View, California, Sept. 2012 (AP Photo)

Will smart machines create a world without work?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cars that drive themselves have been in movies like “I, Robot” and the TV show “Knight Rider.” Now, three years after Google invented one, automated cars could be on their way to a freeway near you.

01/24/2013

Honda Asimo robot (AP Photo)

Practically human: Can smart machines do your job?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Art Liscano knows he’s an endangered species in the job market: He’s a meter reader in Fresno, Calif. For 26 years, he’s driven from house to house, checking how much electricity Pacific Gas & Electric customers have used.

01/23/2013

Robot made by the Japanese Kokoro Company (AP Photo)

Imagining a future when machines have all the jobs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Martin Ford saw it everywhere, even in his own business. Smarter machines and better software were helping companies do more work with fewer people.

01/23/2013

Sally Ride, former NASA astronaut (AP Photo)

NASA names moon crash site in honor of Sally Ride

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A pair of NASA spacecraft were deliberately crashed into a mountain near the moon’s north pole on Monday, ending a mission that peered into the lunar interior. NASA then dedicated the site in honor of Sally Ride.

12/17/2012

New technology could reducer first responder risk | VIDEO

Scientists at MIT have developed mapping technology that can help first responders create a more accurate image of a disaster scenes. They say the computer generated maps could save lives by highlighting potential dangers to […]

11/12/2012

Man climbs Chicago skyscraper with bionic leg

CHICAGO (AP) — The metal on Zac Vawter bionic leg gleamed as he climbed 103 floors of Chicago’s iconic Willis Tower, becoming the first person ever to complete the task wearing a mind-controlled prosthetic limb. […]

11/04/2012

previous