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Roach-Like Robots May Help in Disasters

SCIENCE | By Seth Borenstein | Feb 10
When buildings collapse in future disasters, the hero helping rescue trapped people may be a robotic cockroach.

Driven by Power Outages and Savings, Towns Look to Microgrid

PERSONAL TECH | By George M. Walsh | Feb 10
An upstate New York town that repeatedly found itself without power for days during a string of storms is planning a dramatic step by pulling its municipal buildings entirely off the electric grid.

Insider Q&A: Competing with Cable's Internet Offerings

PERSONAL TECH | By Tali Abel | Feb 9
Chet Kanojia, the founder of startup TV service Aereo, has a new offering that could shake up the cable industry again. His new Internet service, Starry, would compete with cable companies in big cities.

Kik Messenger App Scrutinized Following 13-Year-Old's Death

PERSONAL TECH | By Ron Harris | Feb 8
Kik Messenger, a smartphone app popular among younger teens, is on the defensive following the stabbing death of a 13-year-old girl in Virginia who told friends she was using Kik to connect with an 18-year-old man.

Microsoft Wants You Using Windows 10, Like It or Not

PERSONAL TECH | By Anick Jesdanun | Feb 8
If you're running an older version of Windows, you might suddenly find Microsoft's Windows 10 upgrade already downloaded on your machine. You never requested it, so why are you getting it?

Chinese Using Carpooling Apps to Get Ride Home for Holidays

PERSONAL TECH | By Paul Traynor and Didi Tang | Feb 7
The hundreds of millions of Chinese heading home for Lunar New Year have a relatively new travel option this year: mobile apps to find carpool partners to share costs in what is a novel concept for most Chinese.

Utah Lawmaker: Pornography A Public Health Crisis

NATIONAL | By Brady McCombs and Michelle L. Price | Feb 6
A state senator in Utah wants to declare pornography a public health crisis, echoing an argument being made around the U.S. by conservative religious groups as porn becomes more accessible on smartphones and tablets.

Review Reveals Problems Protecting Workers from Pesticides

SCIENCE | By Jason Dearen | Feb 6
An Associated Press review of federal and state enforcement data and other records revealed that the pesticide-safety system is riddled with problems: Investigations often take years to complete and result in few penalties.

Scientists to Inject Fuel in Experimental Fusion Device

SCIENCE | By Frank Jordans | Feb 6
Scientists in northeast Germany were poised to flip the switch Wednesday on an experiment they hope will advance the quest for nuclear fusion, considered a clean and safe form of nuclear power.

Scientists Map Bedbug Genome, Follow Pest Through NYC Subway

SCIENCE | By Verena Dobnik | Feb 6
Scientists have mapped the genome of bedbugs in New York City, then traced fragments of the nefarious pests' DNA through the subway system.

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