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UK gets grant to improve heat shields for NASA

Posted: 07/22/2013 - A University of Kentucky assistant professor and a research team have received a $1 million grant from NASA to improve the heat shields for spacecraft as they enter the planet's atmosphere.

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Pushy train passengers free woman stuck in gap

Updated: 07/22/2013 - Dozens of Japanese train passengers pushed a 32-ton train carriage away from the platform to free a woman who had fallen into the 20-centimeter (eight-inch) gap between the train and platform. The act of heroism was captured by a newspaper photographer.

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Google invests in Glass chipmaker Himax

Updated: 07/22/2013 - Google Inc. is investing in a Taiwanese microchip maker that makes chips used in its Google Glass, the eyeglass-enabled devices it is testing that can shoot photos and video and access the Internet.

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Toll from China quake hits 94, with 1,000 injured

Updated: 07/23/2013 - A strong, shallow earthquake struck a dry, hilly farming area in western China early Monday, killing at least 75 people, injuring more than 400, and destroying thousands of homes, state media and the local government said.

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Despite outcry, stand-ground law repeals unlikely

Posted: 07/21/2013 - Despite an outcry from civil rights groups and a call for examination by the president, the jury's verdict that George Zimmerman justifiably shot unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin is unlikely to spur change to stand-your-ground self-defense laws.

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Wet wires resulting in fake 911 calls

Posted: 07/21/2013 - Dispatchers in western Kentucky must send a law enforcement officer to every 911 call received from a landline telephone, even when there's no sound from a caller on the other end.

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Ohio zoo tries to mate rhino siblings

Posted: 07/21/2013 - With the survival of a species on the line, Cincinnati Zoo scientists are hoping to mate their lone female Sumatran rhino with her little brother.

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Philippe becomes king of Belgium

Posted: 07/21/2013 - King Philippe I became Belgium's seventh monarch during a national holiday on Sunday after his father Albert abdicated as the head of this fractured nation.

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