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The end of an era…NASA-style.

The end of an era…NASA-style.

On the morning of January 28, 1986 I was standing in my dorm room surrounded by 8 other girls. I had arm-twisted all of them into getting up “early” that day (meaning before noon) to watch the launch of STS-51. I was absolutely astounded that most of them...

CMU Uses Cell Phones, Facebook to Monitor Potholes

Potholes are the scourge of drivers during each spring thaw, often resulting in complaints to local government street departments and sometimes a trip to the repair shop. Now a Carnegie Mellon University project allows anyone with a GPS-linked cell phone camera and a...