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Test site’s inaugural drone flight ends with a thud
Friday, Dec. 19, 2014
Magpie has seen better days. The orange unmanned aircraft was set to fly over the state’s most powerful leaders and a slice of desert today in Boulder City to commemorate the beginning of a new drone testing program. But just 10 feet after leaving ...
Las Vegas company could print your next car
Friday, Dec. 19, 2014
It’s here, just blocks away from the smoky casinos of Fremont Street and the Las Vegas Strip, where you’ll find the company responsible for the world’s first 3-D-printed car.
Move over, Zappos: There’s another online retailer in town
Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014
Trend Nation is Las Vegas’ own e-commerce site, selling everything from wallets to bags to goblets decorated with plastic jewels. So far this year, the company has generated more than $19 million in revenue.
The sky’s the limit
Monday, Dec. 15, 2014
Drones are bringing science-fiction technology to Southern Nevadans’ fingertips, but the new frontier of unmanned aerial systems comes with a host of questions.
Are you in Las Vegas? You may be surprised
Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014
Just because you’re strolling down the Strip, doesn’t mean you’re in Las Vegas. When Las Vegas incorporated in 1911, landowners could choose to remain unaffiliated with the new city. That’s why today, most of the Strip — from Sahara Avenue to Mandalay Bay — sits in unincorporated Clark County. You’d think most locals would know that, but ...
CCSD students take a crack at coding with Disney-inspired lesson
Monday, Dec. 8, 2014
The program is meant to introduce students to the basics of how coding works without bogging them down with complex terms and language.
New website gathers information for hunters in the West
Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014
Lorenzo Sartini’s provides maps, reviews and more, and hopes soon to be able to streamline the tag-buying process ...
Innovation everywhere: UNLV engineering students show off futuristic prototypes
Friday, Dec. 5, 2014
More than 30 engineering teams presented their inventions, boasting everything from a sensor system built to keep track of toilet paper and soap to a wheelchair controlled by the electricity under a person’s scalp to a device that simply cools down hot coffee ...
Startup ‘Shield Your Body’ wants to save you from your cellphone
Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014
Products like Shield Your Body's are part of a growing trend as more and more people are becoming wary of cellphones’ effects on health.
Las Vegas startup lets you buy someone a drink from anywhere with Internet connection
Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014
Now you can send gifts with a few swipes across the face of a smartphone. And in Las Vegas there’s a company hoping to make the practice easier for gifters while driving more business to the local economy ...