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  • Mother of ‘The Boy in the Plastic Bubble’ calls for SCID blood screening for infants in Louisiana

    For more information, just log on to: http://primaryimmune.org/

  • Project assists wounded, former, fallen, or active duty members of all military branches and their families

    For more information, just log on to: http://dhproject.org/    

  • Educational programs for kids through The First Tee of Greater New Orleans

    For more information, just log on to: http://www.thefirstteenola.org/club/scripts/public/public.asp              

  • Apple appears to be in the process of buying a startup that has developed some fascinating fingerprint-scanning technology. Privaris, a Charlottesville, Virginia, based startup, has recently transferred 26 of its 31 patents to Apple. Privaris primarily makes tiny fingerprint readers that attach to your key chain.

    Is Apple looking to buy this innovative company?

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Apple appears to be in the process of buying a startup that has developed some fascinating fingerprint-scanning technology. Privaris, a Charlottesville, Virginia, based startup, has recently transferred 26 of its 31 patents to Apple. Privaris primarily makes tiny fingerprint readers that attach to your key chain. But Privaris also had a bunch of patents that could potentially make the iPhone’s TouchID sensor a whole lot more useful. For example, one of Privaris’ patents covers the ability […]

  • The Centaur, a 4,100-pound twin-propeller experimental airplane, was flight-tested this month at a Federal Aviation Administration-designated site in Rome, New York. The Centaur flew with no pilot in the cockpit, becoming the first large-scale fixed wing aircraft to fly at an FAA-approved test site, according to Aurora Flight Sciences Corp., which makes the Centaur.

    Remote-controlled passenger flights 5 years away, CEO says

      (CNN) — Little drones flying overhead are one thing. A much larger, unmanned, four-seater airplane is another. You may not have heard about it, but a 4,100-pound twin-propeller experimental airplane called the Centaur was flight-tested this month at a Federal Aviation Administration-designated site in Rome, New York. The Centaur flew with no pilot in the cockpit, becoming the first large-scale fixed wing aircraft to fly at an FAA-approved test site, according to Aurora Flight Sciences Corp., which makes the […]

  • Sheriff Normand talks about Jefferson Parish being storm-ready for this year’s hurricane season

    For more, just log on to: http://jpso.com

  • The idea is the brainchild of Muaz Nawaz, 13, Daanyaal Ali, 14, and Chirag Shah, 14, who attend the Isaac Newton Academy in east London. Ali said in a statement: "We created the S.T.EYE as a new way for STI detection to help the future of the next generation.

    Detecting STIs: Teens believe a color-changing condom is the answer

    The so-called "S.T.EYE" condom is a conceptual design that changes color when it comes into contact with an STI such as chlamydia or syphilis.

  • Embargo: Greensboro-High Point-Winston Salem

Dr. Maya Angelou interviews with CNN affiliate WGHP in December 2013. Angelou, a renowned poet, novelist and actress whose work defied description under a simple label, has died, her literary agent, Helen Brann, said Wednesday.

    Does poetry still matter?

    (CNN) — Quick: Name a famous living poet. Somebody. Anybody. No, not Maya Angelou. She died last year. Unless you’re a literary scholar or a subscriber to The New Yorker, it’s not easy. That’s because poetry, once a preeminent form of entertainment, has long since receded to the far, dusty corners of popular culture. Most Americans don’t encounter poetry in the course of their daily lives. Most mainstream magazines don’t publish it. Chain stores such as Walmart and Target don’t […]

  • Parkifi makes sensors and the corresponding technology to let people know whether parking spots are occupied.

    You’ll never have to search for a parking spot again

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — You circle the block a dozen times, just barely missing one open parking spot, mistaking a loading zone for another, before finally resigning yourself to parking blocks away from your destination. It’s an annoyance we’ve all experienced, and Parkifi is trying to solve it. But it’s not just because the startup cares about your mental health. Circling for parking adds to congestion, bad air quality and traffic accidents. And while parking spaces are the biggest use […]

  • The Roost is a $35 9-Volt Wi-Fi battery for your smoke alarm. It will notify your smartphone when your smoke detector is going off, it will let you silence your smoke alarm from an app, and it will send low-battery alerts to your phone

    This 9V battery makes your smoke detector so much less annoying

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — If there’s one dumb device in your home worth making smart, it’s your smoke detector. It chirps when your battery is low (inevitably at 3 a.m.), it goes off when you’re making stir-fry, and you have to stand on a chair or get out a dish towel to silence it. Most importantly, if there’s a real emergency when you’re away from home, there’s no way for you to know about it. There are two main solutions […]

  • The Frying Pan Tower, a restored Coast Guard light station 34 miles of the United States North Atlantic Coast, is a fully functioning hotel. The isolated hotel offers solitude to its guests.

    34-miles offshore, ocean hotel offers solitude

    Leaning back in his hammock, Garry Bickett looks over at his brother, Bill. He reflects on the day and the beauty of the sun setting across the North Atlantic Ocean.

  • Rosetta's lander Philae is safely on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, as these first two CIVA images confirm. One of the lander's three feet can be seen in the foreground. The image is a two-image mosaic. The full panoramic from CIVA will be delivered in this afternoon's press briefing at 13:00 GMT/14:00 CET.

    Space agency extends mission of comet-orbiting spacecraft Rosetta

    (CNN) — More than a decade after it first launched, the comet-orbiting spacecraft Rosetta — already seen as one of the great successes of space exploration — will be given an extra lease on life. Rather than coming to a close in December as planned, its mission will be extended until the end of September 2016, the European Space Agency said in a statement Tuesday. At that point, the spacecraft will most likely be landed on the surface of Comet […]