Science and Technology

At 2:18 p.m. Wednesday, your phone will buzz with a Presidential Alert test.
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Hadas Kuznits
October 03, 2018 - 5:17 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — When the presidential alert went off Wednesday afternoon, customers inside the Center Court at Reading Terminal Market all turned to look at their phones, but some were not too concerned about it. "I mean it's the same thing when you get amber alerts, same type of...
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Gov. Phil Murphy announces computer science education initiatives at Steinert High School in Hamilton Township on Oct. 3, 2018.
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David Madden
October 03, 2018 - 4:21 pm
HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — The Murphy administration has announced plans to provide $2 million in state grants for New Jersey high schools to establish or expand computer science classes. Schools can apply for the grants this month, with the money distributed early next year. Gov...
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Freezing credit doesn't mean putting a credit card on ice. Instead, it means taking action to restrict who can see your credit file.
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Lynne Adkins
October 02, 2018 - 8:47 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Your 10-year-old certainly isn't going to be buying a house anytime soon, but he or she may have a bank account, making the possibility of identity theft a real risk. Identity theft is a danger at any age, noted Paul Pocalyko, a partner at HKA, a global financial...
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At 2:18 p.m. Wednesday, your phone will buzz with a Presidential Alert test.
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Ian Bush
October 02, 2018 - 8:23 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Whether or not you follow President Donald Trump on Twitter, you'll be getting a message from him on your phone Wednesday afternoon. Federal authorities are testing the Presidential Alert System, which is designed to get your attention in the event of a coming crisis...
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A rare spot of happy news: Apple is finally getting a llama emoji. And a raccoon, bagel, frisbee and mosquito emoji, too.
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October 02, 2018 - 3:11 pm
(CNN Money) -- A rare spot of happy news: Apple is finally getting a llama emoji. And a raccoon, bagel, frisbee and mosquito emoji, too. The company said it will likely add 70 new emoji for iPhone and iPad users later this month. Beta testers and developers who update to iOS 12.1 will see the new...
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In this Monday, June 28, 2004 file photo, University of Michigan Professor Gerard Mourou, center, and fellow research scientists talk about the potential of the laser, dubbed "Hercules," that has been built at the University of Michigan lab.
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October 02, 2018 - 9:10 am
By David Keyton and Jim Heintz, Associated Press STOCKHOLM (AP) — Three scientists from the United States, Canada and France won the Nobel Prize in Physics on Tuesday for work with lasers described as revolutionary and bringing science fiction into reality. One of them, Arthur Ashkin of Bell...
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The Nobel prize laureate in medicine or physiology 2018 is shown on the screen James P Allison, left, and Tasuku Honjo, during the presentation at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, Monday Oct. 1, 2018.
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October 01, 2018 - 5:11 pm
(AP) — Two researchers from the U.S. and Japan won the Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday for discoveries that have revolutionized cancer care, turning the body's immune system loose to fight tumors in an approach credited with saving an untold number of lives. James Allison of the University of...
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Eric Walter
October 01, 2018 - 2:49 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — As hard as it might be to stop scrolling through pictures and videos of cute animals on your smartphone, your real-life pet would prefer you cut back. An expert warns that the hours we spend checking social media on our smartphones is making our dogs sad. Veterinary...
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In this May 8, 2018, file photo, Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks at the Google I/O conference in Mountain View, Calif.
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September 28, 2018 - 11:22 am
By Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google CEO Sundar Pichai is scheduled to meet privately with members of Congress Friday after he and his boss, Google co-founder Larry Page, stood up lawmakers at a public hearing earlier this month. The closed-door gathering is expected...
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September 27, 2018 - 4:59 pm
DETROIT (AP) — U.S. securities regulators have filed a complaint against Tesla CEO Elon Musk alleging that he made false and misleading statements about plans to take the company private in August. The Securities and Exchange Commission says in the complaint filed Thursday that Musk falsely claimed...
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