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On the Calendar:  Tuesday, 1/27/2015 6:00 PM
~EAT TO LOSE~: Want to lose weight in 2015? Come meet author Andi Holyfield as she discusses her book "Eat 2 Lose" and receive a free assessment. Due to consultation time, class is limited to the first ten who respond. Eat 2 Lose is a concept of eating healthy and losing weight in the process. It's not a fad diet, it's a lifestyle change. Register by calling 368-9226. All participants must be Union Parish Library patrons in good standing to attend the class. Calendar

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Laser-transformed metal super rust-resistant

The possibilities are many: Kitchenware, of course. Airplanes: No more worrying about de-icing, because water won't be able to freeze on aircraft in the first place.

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 10:12:43 EST
Big asteroid to fly by Earth Monday

A big asteroid will fly by Earth on Monday, but NASA says don't worry -- we'll be safe.

Sat, 24 Jan 2015 07:17:44 EST
Experts talk tech, bad ideas and timing at Digital Life Design 2015

"Das war erst der Anfang" -- "It was only the beginning" -- a very cryptic theme for this year's Digital Life Design conference, which was held in Munich over three days and saw 1,000 attendees and 150 speakers.

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 10:42:16 EST
See how technology is revolutionizing modern policing

Policing is rapidly changing with the advent of new technology. CNN's Kyung Lah reports.

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:57:46 EST
Gaming to death: What turns a hobby into a health hazard?

Earlier this month, a 32-year old male gamer was found dead at a Taiwanese Internet cafe following a non-stop three-day gaming session. This followed the death of another male gamer who died in Taipei at the start of the year following a five-day gaming binge.

Wed, 21 Jan 2015 11:55:12 EST
One of your favorite tech activities -- sitting -- will kill you

One of your favorite activities may actually be killing you.

Wed, 21 Jan 2015 11:53:59 EST
X-ray method helps decipher ancient scrolls

In A.D. 79, Mount Vesuvius erupted and buried the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Almost 2,000 years later, researchers may be on the brink of reading some of the charred scrolls damaged in the eruption.

Wed, 21 Jan 2015 10:02:12 EST
Fish tank washing machine makes big splash

Appliance guys turn washing machine into a fish tank. WHAM has the story.

Tue, 20 Jan 2015 09:30:48 EST
Is this what the future looks like?

Getty Images has produced a series of photographs called "Future Unknown," which illustrate a visual aesthetic that "embraces experimentation fused with technology."

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:33:08 EST
This tree could heat your home

From a distance this may look like an ordinary tree, but get closer and you will discover it is actually a power generator.

Wed, 21 Jan 2015 10:05:06 EST
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