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Research looks to run drones by mind

| |Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

With sensors covering his head, University of Texas at San Antonio graduate student Mauricio Merino concentrated hard. A camouflage-colored drone hovered with a soft hum in the middle of a campus research lab.

PUC launches inquiry into smart meters in Nevada

|Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014

State utility regulators have voted to formally launch an inquiry into the safety of smart meters installed on over 1 million Nevada homes and businesses by NV Energy.

Charlotte, other NC police collect cellphone info

|Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police and three other agencies across North Carolina use equipment that collects information from cellphones to fight crime, but the devices also collect information from innocent people.

Vermont gets $83,000 in settlement with TD Bank

|Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014

Vermont Attorney General Bill Sorrell says the state will get $83,000 in a settlement that states reached with TD Bank to resolve a 2012 data breach that affected almost 16,000 Vermont consumers.

UNH scientists taking part in NASA research

|Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014

Some University of New Hampshire scientists are part of a team of researchers who have received a nearly $9 million award from NASA to study the origins, evolution, distribution, and future of life in the universe.

Schumer seeks to make covert GPS tracking illegal

|Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014

Sen. Charles Schumer wants to make it illegal to track a person's movements by placing a GPS tracker on their car without their permission.

Recycling demand increases for electronic devices

| |Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014

Traci Phillips and Rike Sandlin are competitors in the retirement business, but they aren't helping baby boomers leave their jobs. The two work for different electronics recycling companies in Oklahoma, and their goal is to safely retire old computers and cellphones.

Kettering University uses human birthing simulator

| |Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014

The robot is lifelike. It's dressed in a hospital gown, hospital socks and is even wearing a medical bracelet.

Local farmer uses drone to aide farming precision

| |Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014

Growing up on his family's farm, Kyle Miller learned the art of reading crop leaves to detect issues such as nutrient deficiencies and infestations.

Drones eyed for use on farm to survey crops

| |Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014

Unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, are famous for their role in international military operations, but there have been recent discussions about their potential uses much closer to home.

Lawyer fights with businesses, politicians, bulls

| |Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014

Matt Callister knows how to draw attention.

Healy students give up social media for a week

| |Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014

Seven seniors at Tri-Valley School are going to try to go an entire week without using social media.

New England editorial roundup

|Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014

The Rutland (Vt.) Herald, Oct. 16, 2014

Fredericksburg area Civil War scenes viewed in 3-D

| |Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014

Three-dimensional movies may be regular fare in theaters these days. But seeing a gaggle of people in 3-D spectacles roaming the streets of Fredericksburg or Spotsylvania County, in the rain, still prompts a few double-takes.

Wired Internet arrives in Silverton, finally

| |Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014

Pete McKay was downloading a song Oct. 9 at his home in Silverton. The little wheel on his screen kept turning.

Activists: Herbicides threaten monarch butterflies

| |Friday, Oct. 17, 2014

Indiana and other Midwestern corn and soybean farmers are being accused of threatening the survival of monarch butterflies.

Fraternal, service groups battle waning membership

| |Friday, Oct. 17, 2014

Lee Ballard stood out.

Nebraska Gov. Heineman touts E85 gasoline

|Friday, Oct. 17, 2014

Gov. Dave Heineman and state agricultural leaders are urging Nebraskans to buy E85 fuel the next time they pull up to a gas pump in a flex fuel vehicle.

Do cases FBI cites support encryption worries?

| |Friday, Oct. 17, 2014

The text messages captured a cover-up of unimaginable abuse: Parents had struck their toddler so often that they ultimately killed her. The child shook badly because we beat her, the father wrote, and the mother complained that their 2-year-old was the devil.

Student data wasn't wiped from auctioned computers

| |Friday, Oct. 17, 2014

At least two computers from a defunct charter school organization in New Orleans that were sold at auction a week ago contained names, birthdates and social security numbers for 210 students.