Science and Technology

A woman browses her smartphone in Philadelphia in April 8, 2019.
Matt Rourke/AP Photo, File
AP News
December 05, 2019 - 12:02 pm
Add facial cuts, bruises and fractures to the risks from cellphones and carelessly using them. That's according to a study published Thursday that found a spike in U.S. emergency room treatment for these mostly minor injuries. Read more here.
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CODE-E is a 5.5-foot robot that teaches STEM skills to school students.
Justin Udo/KYW Newsradio
Justin Udo
December 04, 2019 - 2:05 pm
A special partnership that includes a robot is helping to bring technology skills education to an elementary school. It's part of a program aimed at getting kids ready for the real world. Read more here.
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Ford McDonalds Coffee Chaff
Rob Widdis Photography/Ford
CNN
December 04, 2019 - 9:35 am
Ford has tapped McDonald's to help it turn coffee parts into car parts. Starting this year, Ford is incorporating coffee chaff — coffee bean skin that comes off during the roasting process — into the plastic headlamp housing used in some cars. It's asked McDonald's, which doesn't roast its own...
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Watching TV
Fabio/Moment RF/Getty Images via CNN
CNN
December 03, 2019 - 10:43 am
Those Black Friday and Cyber Monday super sales are not only a boon for your bank account, but may also reap serious rewards for cyber criminals intent on causing harm, according to the FBI. Read more here.
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Chase bank rewards
Jenny Kane/AP
AP News
December 02, 2019 - 1:57 pm
There’s a powerful new player watching what you buy so it can tailor product offerings for you: the bank behind your credit or debit card. Read more here.
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Marc Goldstein, who refurbishes and donates computers to students through the nonprofit ComputerSmiles.
Mike DeNardo/KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
December 01, 2019 - 4:30 am
Marc Goldstein’s computer hobby has led to a pretty thrifty nonprofit for students in need. Read more here.
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A man carries shopping bags across the street from a Macy's store in San Francisco, Friday, Nov. 29, 2019. Black Friday once again kicked off the start of the holiday shopping season.
Jeff Chiu/AP Photo
AP News
November 30, 2019 - 3:20 pm
This year's Black Friday was the biggest ever for online sales, as fewer people hit the stores and shoppers rang up $7.4 billion in transactions from their phones, computers and tablets. Read more here.
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Frozen Puppy or Wolf
Courtesy of Love Dalen
CNN
November 27, 2019 - 11:40 am
The 18,000-year-old body of a near perfectly preserved puppy has left scientists puzzled. Extensive DNA tests have so far been unable to show whether the animal was a dog or a wolf. Read more here.
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Tacony inventor Frank Shuman's former home at 4600 Disston St., and his lab at the adjoining part of the property fronting 6913 Ditman St. have now made the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places.
Courtesy of Historical Society of Tacony
Mark Abrams
November 10, 2019 - 10:20 am
The home and lab of a Tacony man who gained recognition as a solar power pioneer at the start of the 20th century has been added to the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places, because of the persistence of a college student who embraced a class assignment.
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A sign outside of the Twitter office building in San Francisco.
Jeff Chiu/AP Photo, file
AP News
November 06, 2019 - 8:06 pm
The Saudi government recruited two Twitter employees to get personal account information of their critics, prosecutors said Wednesday. Read more here.
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