Science and Technology

Facial recognition equipment that will be implemented at Philadelphia International Airport starting Monday.
Courtesy Philadelphia International Airport
Mike DeNardo
January 20, 2020 - 4:30 am
Some travelers out of Philadelphia International Airport will be facing facial recognition technology, starting Monday. Read more here.
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A Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket lifts off from pad 39A during a test flight to demonstrate the capsule's emergency escape system at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Sunday.
John Raoux/AP Photo
AP News
January 19, 2020 - 12:21 pm
SpaceX completed the last big test of its crew capsule before launching astronauts in as little as two months, mimicking an emergency escape shortly after liftoff Sunday. Read more here.
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Electric vehicle and charging station
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Mike Dougherty
January 18, 2020 - 10:32 am
Governor Phil Murphy wants New Jersey to be a national leader in the push to put electric vehicles on the road, so he's offering an incentive for buyers. Read more here.
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Jennifer Gobrecht gave birth to a boy following a uterine transplant.
Penn Medicine via AP
AP News
January 10, 2020 - 10:48 am
A Philadelphia woman who gave birth to a boy she carried inside a transplanted womb said that the experimental procedure at Penn Medicine delivered a “miracle.” Read more here.
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Virgin Galactic's next passenger spaceship, at right, stands on its landing gear in what is known as a weight-on-wheels test.
Thomas Storesund/Virgin Galactic via AP
AP News
January 08, 2020 - 12:37 pm
Virgin Galactic's next passenger spaceship has reached a major construction milestone, the company said Wednesday. All major structural elements have been assembled and the rocket plane is standing on its own landing gear at Mojave Air & Space Port in California, Virgin Galactic said in a...
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This image provided by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases shows a collection of lung scans of 20 monkeys who were exposed to tuberculosis after receiving different forms of a TB va
JoAnne Flynn, Alexander White and Pauline Maiello/Pitt; Mario Roederer/NIAID via AP
AP News
January 01, 2020 - 3:47 pm
Scientists think they’ve figured out how to make a century-old tuberculosis vaccine far more protective: Simply give the shot a different way. Read more here.
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Google Home Hub
Richard Drew/AP, file
AP News
December 31, 2019 - 12:01 pm
Everything from internet-connected speakers with voice assistants to television sets with built-in Netflix can be always listening — and sometimes watching, too. As with almost all new technology, installing such devices means balancing privacy risks with the conveniences they offer, but there are...
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A tabby cat reacts to a robot vacuum cleaner.
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AP News
December 26, 2019 - 8:01 am
'Twas the night of Christmas at a North Carolina house, no creature should have been stirring, not even a mouse. But a Forsyth County couple awoke with a fright, as something was moving about their house in the night. Read more here.
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Monitors are illuminated in the NORAD Tracks Santa center at Peterson Air Force Base, Monday, Dec. 23, 2019, in Colorado Springs, Colo.
David Zalubowski/AP Photo
AP News
December 24, 2019 - 1:37 pm
By James Anderson , Associated Press PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AP) — Depending on which country they're from, the kids may ask about Father Christmas, Papa Noel, Saint Nick or Santa Claus. But they all want to know one thing: where in the world the jolly old man and his sleigh full of gifts...
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In this Dec. 4, 2019, file photo commuters pass through the World Trade Center in New York. A study by a U.S. agency has found that facial recognition technology often performs unevenly based on a person's race, gender or age.
Mark Lennihan/AP
AP News
December 19, 2019 - 4:31 pm
A study by a U.S. agency has found that facial recognition technology often performs unevenly based on a person's race, gender or age.
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