Robert N. Hall, 96, Whose Inventions Are Everywhere, Is Dead

It’s sad that some who influenced so much is not well known.

Robert N. Hall’s legacy can be found at almost every checkout counter — that little red blinking laser scanner that reads bar codes on milk cartons, boxes of light bulbs, price tags dangling from a new jacket and just about everything else that can be bought in a store.

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Cinco de Mayo, explained: how a Mexican battle cry became an American holiday

It’s certainly worth celebrating how Cinco de Mayo relates to the defeat the Confederacy in the Civil War.

On Saturday, many Americans are celebrating a holiday they likely know almost nothing about. I’m speaking, of course, of Cinco de Mayo, which is Spanish for May 5.

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Found Footage Offers a New Glimpse at 1906 San Francisco Earthquake

Image On Saturday night, a small crowd will fill a 120-seat theater in Fremont, Calif., to watch a movie unlike any other on the big screen, one that offers a fresh look at a tragic chapter in American history.

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