Washington Monument could close for up to nine months

Aug 25, 2016

Washington Monument could close for up to nine months

The District of Columbia’s delegate to Congress says the Washington Monument elevator needs a major renovation that will likely require the monument to be closed for up to nine months. The elevator has broken down frequently over the past two years, and the National ...

Cheap octopus-like robot makes squishy debut

Aug 25, 2016

Cheap octopus-like robot makes squishy debut

The latest revolutionary robot is not the metallic, costly machine you would expect. It is squishy and wireless, uses no batteries and is made for pennies by a 3-D printer. Meet Octobot. It looks like a tiny octopus and is designed to mimic that ...

35 large wildfires rage unchecked in U.S. West as 112 new blazes flare up

Aug 25, 2016

35 large wildfires rage unchecked in U.S. West as 112 new blazes flare up

Thirty-five large, uncontained wildfires are burning in the West, and firefighters are making initial attacks on another 112 new fires trying to prevent them from getting big. Firefighters in the region mostly faced continued windy, dry conditions Wednesday that have fanned flames that destroyed ...