Lucy Garcia

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War against drug money entering U.S. from Mexico takes a turn, banks back in picture | Fox News

U.S. front companies for cartels aren't new, but U.S. officials say they took a more prominent role after Mexico capped dollar deposits in cash at $7,000 a month for businesses in 2010, later raised to $14,000. As a result, they say, cartels sought companies to deposit money in American banks and …

Mexico: Iguala mass grave bodies 'not all of missing students'

<b>Some bodies found in shallow graves near the Mexican town of Iguala are not those of students missing after clashes with police, the state governor says.</b><p>The 43 students were last seen being pushed into police vans after a protest in Guerrero state on 26 September.<p>"I can say that some of the bodies, …

5 amazing gadgets you won't believe exist

If you haven't noticed, the "Age of Technology" is upon us. Real versions of yesterday's dreams are popping up like Orville Redenbacher kernels in a 3,000 watt microwave. Not a day goes by, it seems, that we are not blown away by a new technology product or service that would have seemed stranger …

BIF 10: Who Needs A Paper Route When You Can Start A Robotics Company?

Nothing inspires both hope and fear like discussions about the future. From H. G. Wells’ <i>Time Machine</i> to <i>The Terminator</i> movies, utopia and dystopia are intertwined. Our visions range from promise and possibility to industrial grade cruelty and dysfunction.<p>The annual Business Innovation Factory Summit …

MUBI: The Netflix for Cult, Classic and Indie Movies

Scrolling through the usual list of on-demand video-streaming services on my PS3 last year, I couldn’t quite decide whether to fire up iPlayer to watch some documentaries, see what movies were going down on Blinkbox, or experience some random verbal enlightenment through TED’s YouTube channel.<p>For …

Inventor of the web marks its 25th anniversary by calling for net neutrality

Tim Berners-Lee looks to future of open internet, while Google's Eric Schmidt sees end to censorship in a decade<p>On March 12th, 1989, Sir Tim Berners-Lee put forth a proposal to make information sharing possible over computers, using nodes and links to create a "web" that would eventually stretch …

Men and Women Have Different Brain Circuitry | The Takeaway | WNYC

Men and women are different—is this news? According to a new study it is. Using a technique called diffusion tensor imaging, researchers have …

Basic Lighting for Portrait Photography

Lighting can be one of the most challenging aspects of photography, but something every photographer should strive to learn more about, no matter …

The Four Most Surprising Revelations About Osama Bin Laden’s Final Years

Picture Osama bin Laden wearing a cowboy hat, strolling the perimeter of his walled-in Pakistani compound, contemplating whether to trim the …

Space-time loops may help explain black holes

Science News<p>Physics cannot describe what happens inside a black hole. There, current theories break down, and general relativity collides with quantum mechanics, creating what's called a singularity, or a point at which the equations spit out infinities.<p>But some advanced physics theories are trying …

Audio pioneer Amar G. Bose, creator of Bose speakers, dies

Audio tech pioneer Amar G. Bose, founder of the high-end audio equipment company that bears his name, died today at age 83, according to statements from the Bose Corporation and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. No cause of death was immediately given. Dr. Bose founded the Bose Corporation …

Pope boosts Vatican laws against child abuse

Pope Francis increases criminal liability for clergy and lay people working in the city state.<p>Pope Francis has bolstered criminal legislation against child abuse in the Vatican in an overhaul of laws that apply to the clergy and lay people who work in the city state.<p>The Vatican said on Thursday in …

Installing Magic Lantern: A Basic Step-by-Step Video Walkthrough

Given the recent leaps Magic Lantern has been making regarding mind-blowing RAW video capabilities for both old and new Canon cameras, there are …

Mesmerizing GIFs Created by Looping Moving Subjects in Static Settings

Perhaps best described as mesmerizing, Turkish photographer and artist Erdal Inci has created an interesting set of animated loops in GIF form that …

Going From Exclusively Shooting RAW to Adding JPEGs to the Mix

I have been shooting photographs regularly for over 7 years now. I spent the first year shooting with a 2-megapixel phone camera. Since then, …

Last Minute Wedding Photography Tips

In the eleventh hour, your best friend who’s getting married is in tears.<p>The professional she hired to photograph her wedding bailed. You happen to …

Guest Photographers or: Why You Should Have an Unplugged Wedding

Last year one of my friends got married and I was so thrilled to be her photographer that day. What was even more amazing was that she had an …

DOJ: Apple colluded with publishers to raise e-book prices

Apple violated antitrust laws by colluding with book publishers to raise the price of e-books in an effort "to strip retailers of pricing authority," federal prosecutors said in a court filing released Tuesday, according to Bloomberg.<p>In an antitrust lawsuit filed by the U.S. Department of Justice …

University of Georgia stops plant photosynthesis to generate solar power

There's a more efficient way to harvest energy from the backyard than by wiring up hapless critters. Researchers at the University of Georgia have proof: they've discovered a way to generate electricity from plants through hijacking the photosynthesis process. By altering the proteins inside a …

‘I’m not good at math’: The IRS’s public relations disaster

By Aaron Blake<p>Aaron Blake<p>Senior political reporter, writing for The Fix<p>Email Bio Follow<p>About a half-hour into a conference call with reporters Friday afternoon, senior Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner said something she will regret.<p>"I'm not good at math," she confessed as she tried to …

US Navy drone flies two days straight using liquid hydrogen tank

As the US military discovers just how useful drones can be, it's eager to keep them flying as long as can be, and the US Office of Naval Research now has a drone that can fly for two whole days. The Ion Tiger, an experimental surveillance plane that uses a hydrogen fuel cell as its power source, …

Los Alamos Scientists Build A Prototype Quantum Network

In an era where every other day seems to bring to light a new cyber-attack, secure communications are a premium. And one key ingredient to the future of cybersecurity is quantum cryptography.<p>The way quantum cryptography works is not at all simple, but here’s the basic idea: in quantum mechanics, …