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2 years 6 months ago

Cool Science off to super cool start

The Colorado Springs Cool Science Festival kicks off today with a blast! The carnival, which is held at UCCS, gets going at 9am with a day filled with activities, live demos, and much, much more. Get to see rockets launch, participate in nature walks, and witness (controlled) explosions. There's...

2 years 6 months ago

Get cool with science

Come out and celebrate science and technology all week long starting Saturday, October 15. It's the 2nd Annual "Colorado Springs Cool Science Festival," which kicks on October 15. The events run through Saturday, October 22. There's going to be everything from the science of beer brewing to star...

2 years 6 months ago

Schools team up for supercomputer center

HOLYOKE, Mass. (AP) - Five Massachusetts universities are building a supercomputing center in Holyoke that will increase their research and may also boost the city. Boston University, Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Northeastern University and the University of Massachusetts have formed the venture to research protein structure, fluid...

2 years 7 months ago

'What If' is underway

The 'What If' festival starts at 10 am, but presenters are setting up their tents gearing up for all the curious minds to come out and try out their hands-on demos. The 'grab and go' 120 lb robot made by a team of students from Coronado High School placed...

2 years 8 months ago

Pueblo County wins top digital information award

Pueblo County is being recognized as a leading government in using digital technology. Pueblo County Government won first place in the 2011 Digital Counties Survey, in the 150,000 to 249,999 population category. Winners were divided into four population categories that ranked the top 10 counties in the United States....

2 years 8 months ago

Tips from "Savvy Bloggers"

As unemployment rises and the American economy struggles to recover, many are turning to the World Wide Web to find new ways of making money on the side. This weekend hundreds of successful bloggers are taking part in the Savvy Blogging Summit at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort. Erin Chase...

3 years 2 months ago

PCC teacher wins technology award

Pueblo Community College teacher Luis Nazario has been selected to receive an award for innovative teaching methods using technology. Nazario teaches in the classroom with wireless laptop computers, trains students to research online and use the Microsoft Word software program. His courses are noted for being easy to navigate...

3 years 3 months ago

iPad speaks

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A young North Carolina boy with a severe disability got his Christmas present early: the ability to communicate, thanks to his father. Paul Pauca, a professor at Wake Forest University, worked with his students this year to designed a computer app for the iPhone and other...

3 years 4 months ago

Police use Twitter to catch car thieves

Colorado Springs Police are going high tech and looking for your help in finding stolen cars. The new program, which kicked off Wednesday, uses CSPD's Twitter account to notify their followers of a car theft the minute it happens. "This is kind of a new approach to policing." explains Sgt....

3 years 5 months ago

New gadgets add interest at ski resorts

DENVER (AP) - As skiers and snowboarders head online to book vacations and then brag about it, Colorado resorts are amping up their social media and smart phone applications to reach them. Vail Resorts Inc. and Aspen Skiing Co. are launching new apps, and resort employees are plastering Facebook...

3 years 5 months ago

Colorado Springs D-11 makes Top 10 list

Colorado Springs School District 11 has been named one of the top ten school districts in the nation in digital technology by the Center for Digital Education. D-11 is the only district in the state to be honored. "With rising expectations and shrinking resources, these districts have utilized...

3 years 6 months ago

Google to invest in offshore wind power project

A consortium of technology and investment companies including Google has devoted $1.8 billion to building a network of transmission lines to connect future offshore wind farms along the Atlantic from New Jersey to Virginia. Google has teamed up with investment firm Good Energies, Japanese industrial conglomerate Marubeni and Maryland...

3 years 7 months ago

A phone that could read your mind?

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - How smart do you want your smart phone to actually be? Do you want it to read your mind, even a little bit? Intel Corp.'s research chief, Justin Rattner, says that technology has advanced to the point that an idea of "context-aware computing" that's been...

3 years 10 months ago

Lockheed Martin supports Colorado school

Lockheed Martin is pledging money and volunteer support for the Denver School of Science and Technology. Lockheed Martin Space Systems of Jefferson County is making a "large financial pledge" to the school. Company officials are also making a five-year commitment of volunteer support from Lockheed Martin's 4,300 employees,...

4 years 5 days ago

Lots of buzz for 3-D TV

Stoney Kahn saw it advertised on the Masters and just had to check it out, 3-D television. "I don't know if I'm going to buy one or not, but I certainly want to see one," Kahn says. He's not the only one interested. At The Soundshop in Colorado...

4 years 2 weeks ago

Air Force Academy gives $210K to local education

The US Air Force Academy Research Office and Chief Scientist Col. Rob Fredell announced the donation of $215,000 to support education efforts for students in grades kindergarten through 12 as well as providing professional development opportunities to local educators. Programs in Academy School District 20, District 11 and the...

4 years 1 month ago

U.S. Apple iPad launch delayed until April 3

The much-anticipated iPad tablet computer from Apple Inc. will start hitting U.S. store shelves on April 3, slightly later than originally planned. When Apple unveiled the touch-screen device Jan. 27, the company said the first iPads would reach the market in "late March" worldwide, not just in the U.S....

4 years 1 month ago

US Apple iPad sales to begin April 3

Apple says its much-anticipated iPad tablet will hit U.S. store shelves on April 3. Apple had originally said the device would be released worldwide in March. Apple Inc. said Friday the Wi-Fi models will go on sale first. iPads that can connect to Wi-Fi as well as 3G cellular...

4 years 1 month ago

New data: 40 percent in US lack home broadband

The availability of high-speed Internet access continues to grow. Still, about 40 percent of Americans do not have broadband at home. That comes from new Commerce Department statistics that underscore the challenges facing policymakers trying to bring affordable high-speed Internet connections to all Americans. The Commerce and Agriculture departments are...

4 years 2 months ago

Colorado tax hikes would undo tax breaks

The tax hikes lawmakers are rushing to pass to balance the budget would undo about 6 percent of the $2.2 billion in tax credits and exemptions on Colorado's books. They would affect a range of industries, from manufacturing to information technology to agriculture, as well as consumers. Buyers of...

4 years 2 months ago

Is the iPad the future of portable gaming?

Seemingly tailor-made for puzzle games, racing simulations and arcade amusements, Apple's iPhone has quickly become a major player in the portable gaming market. But even with a staggering 30,000-plus downloadable diversions from "Dragon's Lair" to "Flight Control" available, the device is about to face its stiffest competition yet. Enter...

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