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Frank Zamboni, the man who invented the hypnotic Zamboni ice resurfacing machine, was honored Wednesday with a playable Google Doodle. It would have been his 112th birthday. Zamboni invented his ice-resurfacing machine back in the 1940s, after opening...
Tags: Easter, Google Inc., Sonja Henie, NASA, Human Interest
During Jon Marans' "The Temperamentals," the season-opening play by Rep Stage about the gay rights movement, a woman raises the subject of marriage. "I definitely do not believe in homosexuals marrying," she says. She isn't talking about same-sex...
I was quite surprised to read not one but two columnists attack a new law, the FAIR Education Act, just signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown. I usually find both columnists quite interesting and agree with most of their viewpoints, especially Dan Kimber's...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers on Tuesday sent the governor a bill that would make the state the first requiring public schools to include the contributions of gays and lesbians in social studies curriculum. The bill, passed on a...
CNNIf beauty is indeed truth, as John Keats claimed, then this story ought to be true: the logo on the back of your iPhone or Mac is a tribute to Alan Turing, the man who laid the foundations for the modern-day computer, pioneered research into artificial...
PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — John McCarthy, a pioneer in artificial intelligence technology and creator of the computer programming language often used in that field, has died. He was 84. Stanford University, where McCarthy was a professor for four...
Tags: Unix, Science, Apple Inc., Stanford University, Steve Jobs
In the mid-1950s mathematician John McCarthy issued a call for research on "Automata Studies," but the phrase was so bland that few people understood what he meant. So he came up with a more provocative description of the idea he was promoting. He called...
Today, Hickam and Simberg debate genetic solutions to the challenges of long-term space travel. Previously they discussed the grudge match between private space entrepreneurs and the federal space agency, examined the moon and Mars for signs of human life...
Times Staff WriterEven though "Enigma" has a plot almost as hard to crack as the Nazi coding device that gives this World War II thriller its name, it is such a grand, romantic entertainment that it sweeps the viewer along in its swiftly escalating suspense. More...
Staff reporterRoderick MacFarquhar, professor of history, political science and government at Harvard University and co-author of the new book Mao's Last Revolution, discusses the history of communism in China, the roots of the Cultural Revolution, and how it...
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