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The Osgood File / 07-21-14 / 9:25 AM07/21/14
If you're a commuter who gets stuck in a lot of bumper-to-bumper traffic, the thought of getting around without a car probably sounds tempting. That is where an instant scooter called the Commute-Case comes in...
The Osgood File / 07-21-14 / 8:25 AM
You might not think that an ant is a particularly intelligent creature. But if you put a lot of ants together, something amazing happens: they turn into data-processing machines that even some computers would envy...
The Osgood File / 07-21-14 / 7:25 AM
Scientists in Britain say that they have come up with a synthesized material that absorbs almost all of the light that shines on it. They say it might revolutionize satellites, telescopes and our ability to understand the universe...
The Osgood File / 07-21-14 / 6:25 AM
America's business conditions had a good second quarter. The latest survey from the National Association for Business Economics - the NABE - reflects that. Mood is an important factor in economics - and companies respond to that...
The Osgood File / 07-18-14 / 9:25 AM
It's the anniversary of the publication of one of the worst books in human history. I say "worst" not because of its literary style, although THAT'S pretty bad. It's the worst because it helped kill millions of people..
The Osgood File / 07-18-14 / 8:25 AM
I think it's safe to say that most of us aren't big fans of air travel these days. Wouldn't it be nice to at least be able to make a long-haul flight less of a long-haul?
The Osgood File / 07-18-14 / 7:25 AM
July 20,1969 was a big day for me. It was summer, so I wasn't in school. I had just turned 12, so my dream of being old enough to drive was getting closer. And I was allowed to stay up late to see something special.
The Osgood File / 07-18-14 / 6:25 AM
General Motors officials are answering some of the many questions about those faulty ignition switches that are blamed for at least 13 deaths and more than 50 crashes. The problem is: many members of Congress don't believe the answers.
The Osgood File / 07-17-14 / 9:25 AM
On July 17th,1938, an American pilot named Douglas Corrigan took off from a foggy airfield in Brooklyn, New York, headed for California. He got a little lost. It made him famous.
The Osgood File / 07-17-14 / 8:25 AM
Engineers are working on planes that don't fly on aviation fuel - they fly on electricity.
The Osgood File / 07-17-14 / 7:25 AM
The new guy in charge of Veterans Affairs says the agency understands it has a lot of problems it has to fix. Some members of Congress say: you don't have much time.
The Osgood File / 07-17-14 / 6:25 AM
The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had to go before a congressional panel to try to reassure members his people know what they're doing.
The Osgood File / 07-16-14 / 9:25 AM
Everything changed on this day in 1945. The world, for better or worse, entered the atomic age.
The Osgood File / 07-16-14 / 8:25 AM
Alzheimer's is a particularly dreadful disease, both for those who have it and for those who love the people who have it. New research suggests at least some cases of Alzheimer's can be prevented.
The Osgood File / 07-16-14 / 7:25 AM
It's been the perennial question for those of us on Earth: Is there anyone - or anything - else out there? Some experts think the answer is yes - and that we'll have proof soon.
The Osgood File / 07-16-14 / 6:25 AM
The Peace Corps has been an American - in fact, an international institution since President John Kennedy helped create it in 1961. Now the Peace Corps is getting a makeover.
The Osgood File / 07-15-14 / 9:25 AM
This is the anniversary of one of the darkest days in human history. The Nazis opened the Buchenwald concentration camp in July, 1937. It was the last stop for thousands.
The Osgood File / 07-15-14 / 8:25 AM
If you're a frequent flier, you know one of the hassles when trying to get from here to there is: parking the car at the airport garage. You're likely as not to end up spending a lot of time driving up and down and back and forth, trying to find an...
The Osgood File / 07-15-14 / 7:25 AM
A lot of folks think California is paradise when it comes to weather, but if you're a farmer, paradise is the last place you're thinking of these days. A drought has much of the state in its grip and just won't let go.
The Osgood File / 07-15-14 / 6:25 AM
What next for Bowe Bergdahl, the American soldier who was held by the Taliban for nearly five years? An Army spokesman says Bergdahl has finished his therapy and is going back on active duty.
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