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KIAHNASA is ready to boldly go where no one on Earth has gone before. The "100 Year Starship Initiative" was announced last week by NASA Ames Research Center director Simon "Pete" Worden. Experts at the Johnson Space Center in Houston are working on making...
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Frederick Jelinek, an electrical engineering professor who was a pioneer in creating the technology that allows computers to interpret human speech and translate languages, died Sept. 14 of a heart attack in his office at Johns Hopkins University in...
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Brand XThe case for celebrity leaks: The recording of Mel Gibson berating his ex-girlfriend almost makes dumping celebrities’ laundry on the Web seem like a necessary idea. Tina Brown writes that the exchange between Gibson and his baby's mother "makes it...
Brand XIf you've ever fantasized about transforming your earth-bound car into a flying machine and soaring blissfully above the sluggish rush hour traffic, your dreams may soon become a reality. Kiss the kitschy images conjured up by pop culture fantasies like...
KickingTiresThis is something they will love over at ???24??? and its fictitious and nearly omnipotent Counter Terrorist Unit. The Pentagon???s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is developing a radar system that can track suspects or vehicles around corners...
L.A. Times Tech BlogLast week a distinguished crowd of several dozen of the scientists and researchers who, for lack of a better term, invented the Internet, gathered in a large, squat building overlooking Marina del Ray. The Internet pioneers and leaders of an array of...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterLos Angeles police Capt. Dennis Kato stands in a rooftop parking lot, a device in hand resembling a clunky 1980s-era cellphone. He selects Korean from the device's menu, then speaks into the microphone: "Medical assistance." A speaker on his vehicle...
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Joel Garreau, a Washington Post reporter and editor, is the author of the newly published "Radical Evolution: The Promise and Peril of Enhancing Our Minds, Our Bodies -- and What It Means to Be Human"In the next few years, your child will come home from school in tears. He'll say, once again, that he is unable to compete with the children who are brighter, better behaved and physically more capable than he is because their parents have bought them...
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Times Staff WriterEIGHTEEN EIGHTY-SIX was a very big year. John Stith Pemberton invented Coca-Cola. Grover Cleveland dedicated the Statue of Liberty. King Ludwig II of Bavaria died, much to the delight of Bavarians. Also having a good year were mutton chops and diphtheria....
Special to The TimesIN the 1890s, a New York surgeon named William Coley tested a radical cancer treatment. He took a hypodermic needle teeming with bacteria and plunged it into the flesh of patients. After suffering through weeks of chills and fevers, many showed...
Tribune staff reporterThe movie " Wall-E," a futuristic tale of a trash-compacting robot, has become a money-making machine at the box office. Here are some key components of robotics: 1. The word robot, coined by Czech playwright Karel Capek in his 1921 play "R.U.R. (Rossum'...
Bruce E. Ivins, the government biodefense scientist linked to the deadly anthrax mailings of 2001, stood to gain financially from the huge federal spending in the fear-filled aftermath of those killings, the Los Angeles Times has learned. Ivins is listed...
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