The Tragedy of 1984: Challenges for a Sikh Journalist
I watched with alarm as the security forces occupied Punjab in the first week of June 1984, when I also observed how some of my colleagues vied with each other in telling how the government at last has the courage to take much needed action. I was part ...
March 16, 2015
Scientists propose 'cortical modem' implant to give you Terminator vision
The cortical modem concept was presented by DARPA's Phillip Alvelda at a recent pow-wow in Silicon Valley, at which innovators, investors and other big brains were introduced to the agency's Biological Technologies Office (BTO), a blue-sky-thinking ...
February 17, 2015
Ex-aide writes about being Obama's friend, valet and 'surrogate son'
"I was his DJ, his Kindle, his travel agent," Love writes, "his valet, his daughters' basketball coach, his messenger, his punching bag, his alarm clock, his vending machine, his chief of stuff, his note passer, his spades partner, his party planner ...
January 26, 2015
Strong D real MVP of Super Bowl
Projections: Why Ray, Fowler won't measure up · Kiper: Top 10 at each position · + Stats & Info: Breaking down top pass-rushers Now that the field lights are turned off, the film rooms are dark and the cheerleaders have put their miniskirts away in ...
February 3, 2015
Share Your Christmas: Ailing father focused on his three children
Story No. 21. During the course of the past year this single father has been diagnosed with a brain tumor that is rapidly destroying his sight. When he could no longer see well enough to continue working in customer service he was forced to go on work ...
December 3, 2014
The best movies of 2014
Bad times bring out the beast in a lot of us, though, and the movies that seemed to me to matter most in 2014 concerned characters who are their own worst enemies or are, at best, unsure and untrusting of the heroism others projected onto them. A scene ...
December 27, 2014
Texas Senate Leaders Propose $4.6 Billion In Tax Breaks
In 2016, when the median home market value is projected to be $134,500, that could mean as much as a $33,625 exemption. Another $1.5 billion would stem from reducing the state's franchise tax on businesses by 15 percent. State Sen. Jane Nelson, the ...
February 24, 2015
I woke up to the sound of my alarm clock--it being six-thirty in the morning, with the dawning light from the sun soaking in through ... in oblong shapes and in colors of blue and yellow and magenta. My eyes were immediately burned, and when I looked ...
April 12, 2015
Lies for Lullabies
My alarm clock decides it wants to sing an annoying high pitched song ... She scolds me for not being careful while she puts a giant chocolate chip waffle on a plate and grabbing a tall blue tinted cup and filling it with milk. I nod every now and then ...
April 11, 2015
Light tunes up: Zedcon’s strip of LED lights sync with your music
Feeling blue ... dim the lights down low and fade to seductive black. Related: Dim, baby! Amazon Echo can now control smart lights and switches There are also other, more functional uses for the lights. Do you dread your alarm clock’s monotone buzz ...
April 8, 2015
From molecules to organic light emitting diodes
Interestingly, the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura for the invention of efficient blue light-emitting diodes, or LEDs. LEDs are by now used as signal lights in alarm clocks, entertainment devices ...
April 8, 2015
Fixes will not delay the transfer of MUHC patients
Even hitting the Code Blue alarm, which signals that a patient is in danger of dying, cannot be heard in hallways, the source said. A blue light will flash over the ... about as loud as a low-volume alarm clock. With competing beeps from machines ...
April 7, 2015
Gearing Up - Travel alarm clock
TIME FOR A TRAVEL CLOCK: Why travel with an alarm ... 1.2-inch blue LED display with four dimming modes and an option to view just the time, or cycle through the time, year, month, day and indoor temperature; the nifty 180-degree swivel projection function ...
April 5, 2015
3 ways to use tech to sleep better
Because Luna tracks your sleep cycle, it can work with your alarm clock to wake you at the ideal moment in your ... Of course, even using technology near bedtime is still a problem. The blue light from most screens tricks your brain into thinking it ...
April 3, 2015