Science and Technology

Spotted lanternfly nymphs resting on a tree branch.
Courtesy Penn State Extension
Mark Abrams
March 15, 2020 - 8:38 pm
The mild winter and early spring-like temperatures could mean an early appearance of the spotted lanternfly in the region. Read more here.
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La Colombe self-heating can
Rachel Kurland/KYW Newsradio
Paul Kurtz
March 09, 2020 - 10:30 am
A Philadelphia-based coffee roaster is testing out a new way to get a cup of joe on the go without having to stop at a shop. Read more here.
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The Twitter app icon is shown on a mobile phone in Philadelphia, April 26, 2017.
Matt Rourke/AP Photo, File
AP News
March 04, 2020 - 12:39 pm
Twitter is starting to test tweets that disappear after 24 hours, although initially only in Brazil. The company says the ephemeral tweets, which it calls "fleets" because of their fleeting nature, are designed to allay the concerns of new users who might be turned off by the public and permanent...
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Dr. Jason Comander, inherited retinal disorder specialist at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in Boston points to a model of an eye during an interview on Jan. 8, 2020.
Rodrique Ngowi/AP Photo
AP News
March 04, 2020 - 8:39 am
Scientists say they have used the gene editing tool CRISPR inside someone's body for the first time, a new frontier for efforts to operate on DNA, the chemical code of life, to treat diseases. Read more here.
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Indego e-bike
City of Philadelphia
Kim Glovas
February 24, 2020 - 12:55 pm
A new study suggests Philadelphia residents are not relying on cars as much as they used to, and other forms of transportation are picking up the slack. Read more here.
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Betelgeuse star
ESA/Herschel/PACS/L. Decin et al.
Mark Abrams
February 24, 2020 - 8:40 am
A Villanova University astronomer says an unusual dimming of a star in the constellation Orion could be a warning that it's about to "go supernova." Read more here.
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The crew for the Space Shuttle Challenger flight 51-L leaves their quarters for the launch pad at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Jan. 27, 1986.
Steve Helber/AP Photo, File
AP News
February 20, 2020 - 11:55 am
The stories of black astronauts are shared in a new documentary that looks at the final frontier of civil rights: getting black astronauts into space amid Jim Crow, danger, discrimination and the Cold War. Within four generations, they went from slavery to space.
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Dagmar Turner
King's College Hospital via CNN
CNN
February 19, 2020 - 12:11 pm
Dagmar Turner wasn't just showing off when she played the violin during her brain surgery at King's College Hospital in London. Surgeons asked the 53-year-old to play her instrument to ensure that the professional violinist's musical abilities were not damaged during a tumor removal. Read more here.
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Whitney Houston performs on Sept. 15, 2014, at the World Music Awards at the Thomas and Mack Arena in Las Vegas.
Eric Jamison/AP Photo, file
AP News
February 19, 2020 - 10:11 am
Eight years after her death, a holographic Whitney Houston will embark on a European tour that starts in England on Feb. 25 and runs through early April, with U.S. dates expected to follow. Read more here.
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This photo combo provided by Allentown Art Museum shows from left, before and after restoration of a painting called "Portrait of a Young Woman."
Allentown Art Museum via AP
AP News
February 17, 2020 - 9:42 am
For decades, the Allentown Art Museum displayed an oil-on-oak panel painting called "Portrait of a Young Woman" and credited it to "Studio of Rembrandt." Thanks to modern technology and some expert detective work, the nearly 400-year-old painting has now been judged to be a work of the Dutch master...
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