Science and Technology

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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A huge flock of red-winged blackbirds take flight.
Courtesy of Holly Merker
Molly Daly
December 15, 2019 - 4:30 am
It's startling, exciting, and a bit ominous to find yourself surrounded by a huge flock of thousands blackbirds. Although it looks like something out of a Hitchcock movie, there's a perfectly natural explanation. Read more here.
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A phone at a call center.
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Kim Glovas
December 12, 2019 - 4:00 am
The Federal Communications Commission is voting Thursday on creating the phone number as the national suicide prevention and mental health hotline. Read more here.
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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
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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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