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Before they were drones

Giant remote-controlled aircraft show at Air Force Museum By Mark Luedtke Photo: The annual Giant Scale Radio-Controlled Model Aircraft show takes place Sept. 4-6 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base; photo: Don Popp Every child loves radio-controlled airplanes. You can watch people flying them in parks all over the country. But you won’t see a spectacular […]

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Cyclops or triceratops?

Classic Rock: The Mythology of Geology at Boonshoft By Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin Photo: Associate Curator Jill Krieg-Accrocco handles artifacts for the Classic Rock: The Mythology of Geology exhibit at the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery Let’s say you’re wandering around Earth two or three thousand years ago and have no access to IFLScience, haven’t seen “Jurassic […]

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Gone phishing

The Daytonian’s guide to dating technology By Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin Photo: Apps like Tinder allow users to swipe through photos before selecting a potential match Looking for love? How about a hookup? Perhaps you simply require the illusion of a significant other to get your well-meaning but over-reaching friends and family off your back? There’s […]

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Going electric?

Dayton’s first electric car show By Tor Simms Photo: This original 1931 Ford truck will be completely rebuilt into a fully electric automobile Ray Slone has motor oil running through his veins. Some of his earliest memories are of picking up cigarette butts in his father’s auto body shop. His mother drove a purple 1969 […]

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It’s egg-ceptional

Boonshoft’s baby dinosaur By Joyell Nevins Photo: Hatching the Past: The Great Dinosaur Egg Hunt is on display through August 23 at The Boonshoft Museum It started with a trip to China to collaborate on fossil preparation, then became an unprecedented scientific discovery and continues to evolve as an exhibit your family can see at […]

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If you build it, they will come

The making of Yellow Cab’s FabSpace By Mark Luedtke Photo: Jeff Opt stands with the 3D printer at The Old Yellow Cab Building Jeff Opt likes to build things, but even more than that, he likes to help others build things. That passion led Opt to found his latest community project called FabSpace. “I am […]

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Evolution at work

The reality of cyber-symbiont terrorists By Shelly Palmer The U.S. government says they have credible intelligence that al-Qaida’s newest bombs are people with surgically implanted explosives or explosive components. This is the logical extension of the current arms race. They use metal weapons, we install metal detectors, they escalate the race by using non-metallic weapons, […]

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Newspapers hit the paywall

In the digital age, the printed word is evolving By Timothy Walker The daily newspaper has been a fixture of American life for over 300 years now – the first newspaper, the “Boston News-Letter,” published its first issue on April 24, 1704. Many of us grew up watching our parents read the paper at the […]

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The end of the dead tree book?

Kindles and Kobos and Nooks. Oh, my. By Timothy Walker Constant readers, ones rarely seen without a book or a newspaper in hand, certainly aren’t going anywhere. You see them on the bus, in the cafeteria, in the waiting room at the doctor’s office. I myself am involved in a lifelong love affair with books, […]

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The Docket: 09/01

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim by Amanda Dee  Frenemies A man hailed a police cruiser and said he had just […]

Advice Goddess: 8/25

By Amy Alkon   A Force To Be Reckoned Whiff  My new boyfriend travels a lot for work. Before he […]

Worth your salt

What the F&%$ do you know about salt? By Paula Johnson Photo: A wide variety of finishing salts, which add […]

Chew On This: 08/25

More than a study’s findings about soda By Jayne Powers Food pairings have earned their reputations: bread and butter, wine […]

News of the weird: 08/25

By Chuck Shepherd Pets of the 1 Percent “The worshipful treatment of pets may be the thing that unites all […]

A taste of something local

Taste of Troy spotlights local eateries By Katie Christoff Photo: Taste of Troy takes place Sept. 19 in Downtown Troy; […]