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6 food myths about Boston that need to die

All clam chowders are the same.<p>Hold the phone right there. Sure, the basic ingredients of clams, butter, cream and potatoes are standard, but this …

The Secret to Hubble's Success

Space Shuttle <i>Discovery</i><p>Shuttle Mission STS-31<p>April 24-29, 1990<p>Hubble launched in 1990 with five primary instruments designed to capture images from space and transmit them back to Earth.<p>1. Wide Field and Planetary Camera (WFPC)<p>This instrument was composed of two cameras: the wide field camera, which …

Universe

Suspected Speeders Drive $70,000 Worth Of Cars Off Victoria's Clover Point

Two men from Richmond, B.C. were fined for careless driving after they drove their new cars off a cliff in Victoria, B.C.<p>Police were called to Clover …

'Human Sat Nav' guides tourists through streets by controlling leg muscles

The new device could help the elderly get home, guide firefighters through burning buildings and help tourists navigate strange cities<p>The first human Sat Nav which guides walkers using electrodes strapped to their legs has been developed by German scientists.<p>Max Pfeiffer, at the University of …

Muscle

Are the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge overpriced?

If you’re thinking of buying a new smartphone, chances are the new Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge have crossed your mind. Arguably Samsung’s best ever smartphones, the new devices are packed full of features but as the saying goes – everything comes at a price – and this has never been truer than …

Nissan and AT&T are connecting more cars, new or old

The New York Auto Show wraps up this weekend, where using technology to keep cars (and the people in them) both safer and more connected is receiving much of the attention. The 2016 Nissan Maxima is launching with new SiriusXM-powered NissanConnect Services that link your car to the network by …

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Not Quite Smart, The Luminox ANU Chronograph Is At Least Quite Bright

This weekend’s watch review comes to us from Luminox, a manufacturer well-known for their amazingly bright luminescent hands and pips. Luminox uses small tubes of tritium coated with phosphor. As the tritium decays it excites the phosphor, allowing the tubes to glow for years without “charging” in …

Washington State Considers A Bridge Built From Aircraft Carriers

Bridge over retired warrior<p>War takes a toll. And in Washington, former warships may take a toll as well--from drivers and motorists. As part of the state highway budget passed yesterday, Washington is funding a study on the feasibility of turning old Vietnam-era warships into a unique, destination …