Don’t Fall for Valentine’s Day Scams

By Jason Alderman On Valentine"s Day, people"s emotions run all over the map – some are head-over-heels and want to shower their loved one with gifts, while others are despondent because currently they have no one special in their life.
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Digitas Health Lifebrands Named Best Place To Work In Pennsylvania For 2014

Central Penn Business Journal polled employees who put the innovative healthcare marketing agency on top Digitas Health LifeBrands, the leading digital-at-the-core brand agency for the new era of healthcare marketing, has been named one of Pennsylvania’s Best Places to Work by the Central Penn Business Journal, ranking number 9 for 2014. (more...)

Orion Travels Far, Returns Safely to Earth in 1st Test Flight

Orion, NASA’s new spacecraft built to carry humans beyond Earth’s orbit, launched on its first test flight early December 5. After traveling farther than any vehicle built for humans has gone in more than 40 years, it successfully splashed down in the Pacific Ocean. Shown above is the view back toward (more...)

Sickweather Thanksgiving Travel Report 2014

Sickweather is prepared to help Thanksgiving Travelers remain germ free as they travel on the busiest travel day of the year. The attached infographic provides a regional summary of the top illnesses forecast for the US this week along with the some of the busiest travel hubs (more...)

Penn Engineering & Northwestern’s McCormick School:Annual Design Challenge

The University of Pennsylvania’s School of Engineering and Applied Science has partnered with Northwestern’s McCormick School of Engineering and thePenn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) for a 24-hour design challenge to encourage healthier eating. Graduate students in the Integrated Product Design program at Penn Engineering and the Engineering Design (more...)

AccuWeather 45-Day Forecast Indicates a Chilly Christmas in Top Ten US Metro Areas

With just 45 days to go, the AccuWeather 45-Day Forecast gives the most detailed picture of what is to come for the biggest holiday of the year AccuWeather Inc., the global leader in weather information and digital media, is the only source for (more...)

Rural in the Digital Age

By Lu Nelsen, lucasn@cfra.org, Center for Rural Affairs The internet is such a powerful tool in modern life, it’s hard for a lot of people to imagine going through their daily routine without using it in some capacity. But for some people in rural (more...)

Rosetta Watches Comet Fire Its Jets

In a montage of four new photos of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, a region of jet activity can be seen at the neck of the comet. These jets, originating from several locations, are a product of ices sublimating and gases escaping from inside the nucleus. The images were captured by the (more...)

How to Pay Less for a New Car

By Jason Alderman Late last year, my wife and I were in the unenviable position of needing to shop for a new car, since the used car lease I'd assumed was about to expire. I knew it would probably have to last until my kids were well into college, so I (more...)

NASA’s RapidScat Keeps Watchful Eye on Ocean Storms

On September 20, NASA launched an Earth science mission that is a hit with researchers and forecasters of hurricanes and other tropical cyclones. Designed and built at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, and lodged on the exterior of the International Space Station, the ISS-RapidScat scatterometer measures surface wind (more...)

Robots Get Real

Lauren Monsen In science fiction, robots are sometimes indistinguishable from people, but until recently, robots used by industry, the military or law enforcement have been designed to look like machines and to complete highly specific, mechanical tasks. Enter researchers at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, who are creating robots (more...)

MADD’s Has Strengthened Drunk Driving Laws in 24 States

Ignition interlock laws protect the public and stop drunk driving When Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) launched its Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving® in the fall of 2006, one state, New Mexico, had an all-offender ignition interlock law. Since then, 23 states have passed all-offender ignition interlock legislation. The Campaign (more...)

New Online Resource For Reviewing Zoning Appeals

The City of Philadelphia’s Department of Licenses & Inspections (L&I) announced the launch of a new online resource that will allow the public to review information about zoning applications in their neighborhoods. “This new resource will provide citizens with easier, more streamlined access to L&I’s zoning application process and hearing information,” (more...)

Make Sure Your Family Has a Disaster Plan

By Jason Alderman June marked the beginning of hurricane season. Meanwhile, across much of the Western U.S., major droughts have greatly increased the danger for summer wildfires. And don't forget last winter's record-breaking winter storms – or the ongoing potential for earthquakes, tornado, floods and other natural (more...)

NASA Widens Its 2014 Hurricane Research Mission

During the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season, NASA is redoubling its efforts to probe the inner workings of hurricanes and tropical storms with two unmanned Global Hawk aircraft flying over storms and two new space-based missions. Collecting and sharing the data help protect the United States and (more...)

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