Thomas Brunner

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Danger and death are never far away as the Syrian capital tries to cling to normal life

A mood of fatalism and fear prevails in Damascus, where residents admit their hearts have grown hardened to violence. But defiant partying is one way some forget daily reality<p>On top of everything else, last week Damascus suffered its worst dust storm in decades. It shrouded the city in a yellowish …

Middle East

Rumored Droid Turbo 2 photo shows a smartphone ruined by Verizon branding

What happened here?<p>Motorola's next Droid smartphone for Verizon sounds like a true flagship in terms of hardware specifications, but <i>boy</i> is it ugly. <i>Upleaks</i> has posted a render of what's claimed to be the Droid Turbo 2, a phone that resembles the Moto X Play with some noticeable design tweaks — and …

Mobile Technology

Why two Googlers left the company's top-secret lab to create an app that aims to change how people talk to each other

One day, while he and his wife were both at work, he got a text message containing an audio file from his 20-month-old daughter's nanny.<p>When he finally downloaded the file as an MP3 and fired up his media player, he heard June, his 20-month-old daughter, say some of her first words: "I miss you, …

Nanotechnology improves molecule-identifying spectroscopy

An international research team led by University at Buffalo engineers has developed nanotechnology that promises to make surface-enhanced Raman …

The 14 Hottest New Sandwiches Around the U.S.

Just like everything else, sandwiches also get a makeover come spring. Check out 14 of the hottest new combos across the country, from an unconventional lobster roll in Denver to a vegetarian-friendly pita in Atlanta.<p><b>Washington, DC: D.Q.M.W. (Don't Question My Wife) Sandwich at Society Fair</b><p>This …

Mark Sanchez's Updated Fantasy Outlook After Nick Foles' Injury

Philadelphia Eagles starting quarterback Nick Foles went down with a left shoulder injury in Sunday's Week 9 game against the Houston Texans. That pressed backup signal-caller Mark Sanchez into action at NRG Stadium.<p><i>The Philadelphia Inquirer</i>'s Jeff McLane had the details of Foles' ailment:<p>Sanchez …

Football (U.S.)

Royals edge Orioles 2-1 to take 3-0 lead in ALCS

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Mike Moustakas had his eye on the ball from the moment it left Adam Jones's bat, tracking it against the bright lights of …

How Big Data And The Internet Of Things Will Change The Postal Service

Do you possess “expertise and critical knowledge of the Internet of Things, data strategy and analytics, and the Postal Service’s operations, infrastructure, products and services”? You might try and send your proposals to the United States Postal Service, which is looking for a supplier to help it …