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February Issue 4 2014

Academy honors scientists behind special effects

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The scientists and inventors who make big-screen superheroes, spectacular explosions and other only-in-the-movies effects possible have their own Oscar ceremony.

Military nears holy grail: Pizza that lasts years February Issue 4 2014

Military nears holy grail: Pizza that lasts years

NATICK, Mass. (AP) — They call it the holy grail of ready-to-eat meals for soldiers: a pizza that can stay on the shelf for as long as three years and still remain good to eat.

February Issue 4 2014

Study: Arctic getting darker, making Earth warmer

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Arctic isn’t nearly as bright and white as it used to be because of more ice melting in the ocean, and that’s turning out to be a global problem, a new study says.

On eve of Games, GCI, KTUU ink contract through 2017 February Issue 3 2014

On eve of Games, GCI, KTUU ink contract through 2017

GCI television customers throughout Alaska are able to watch the winter Olympics — and Alaska-based news — after a months-long dispute between the cable company and an Anchorage broadcaster was resolved.

February Issue 2 2014

IU prof: Artificial intelligence can help doctors

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana University computer scientist says he does not want to use artificial intelligence to replace the human wisdom and judgment of medical doctors, but he does want to use it to provide doctors with a tool to help them diagnose and treat patients.

Notable Macs over the years, from 1984 to the Pro February Issue 2 2014

Notable Macs over the years, from 1984 to the Pro

NEW YORK (AP) — From the start, Apple’s Macintosh shattered conventional notions of what a computer should be.

Alaska Soldiers Train with Unmanned Aircraft February Issue 2 2014

Alaska Soldiers Train with Unmanned Aircraft

he Army is flying a new bird over south central Alaska — and the pilots sit in the back of a Humvee.

January Issue 4 2014

Lab study cuts fracking waste’s radioactivity

HOUSTON (AP) — Researchers believe they have found an unlikely way to decrease the radioactivity of some hydraulic fracturing wastewater: Mix it with the hazardous drainage from mining operations.

January Issue 3 2014

Broadband Task Force plans grants, research as final acts

At what was supposed to be its final meeting, the Alaska Broadband Task Force decided to offer grants for rural community economic development projects.

January Issue 2 2014

Weak US card security makes for juicy targets

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. is the juiciest target for hackers hunting credit card information. And experts say incidents like the recent data theft at Target’s stores will get worse before they get better.