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Geminid meteor shower 2011

Buckle Up! The 2011 Geminid meteor shower starts on the night of Dec. 13-14, and despite the glare of a nearly-full Moon, it will be party time for sky watchers. “Observers with clear skies could see as many as 40 Geminids per hour,” predicts Bill Cooke of the NASA Meteoroid Environment Office.  “Our all-sky network of meteor cameras has captured ... Read More »

Jow Mauer is Engaged!

Mauer is Engaged! Mauer, 28, the Twins catcher, proposed to his best friend Bisanz, a St. Paul nurse, in Sanibel, Florida. “A place that is special to both of us,” Mauer said Sunday from Florida. “We couldn’t be happier, and we’re both really excited. “I was hoping for a yes, and she said yes,” Mauer told the St. Paul Pioneer ... Read More »

HP: webOS tablets could return in 2013

HP could return to webOS to make new tablets in 2013, using the freshly open-sourced platform for larger mobile devices though smartphones are still off the menu. Having announced that webOS will be an open-source platform moving forward, and then confirmed that there are no immediate plans for new webOS devices, HP CEO Meg Whitman conceded in an interview with TechCrunch ... Read More »