• Home and garden events

    Boerner Botanical Gardens: Art at the Gardens Craft Fair, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. May 7. Whitnall Park, 9400 Boerner Drive, Hales Corners. Information: (414) 525-5653; www.boernerbotanicalgardens.org Mother’s Day Family Event. May 14. Garden Walk: Tulips. May 17. Garden Walk: Spring Flowering Trees. May 24. Burlington Area Garden Club: Annual sale of perennials, grasses and shrubs, 8:30-11:30 […]

    New device can harvest indoor light to power electronics

    Enlarge / This probably isn’t the first lightbulb you’ve ever seen. We spend a fair bit of energy creating stray electromagnetic fields in order to make sure our cellular and WiFi devices are constantly fed with data. Every now and again, someone suggests that there must be a way to harvest these fields in order […]

    Drug makers use co-pay coupons to help mask their rising drug prices

    Drug maker-funded coupons and patient assistance programs are proving to be an uncertain and often questionable way for patients to afford what a new report shows are increasingly expensive specialty and other brand name drugs. Growth in drug spending by commercial and government insurance plans slowed last year to 5.8% — less than half the growth […]

    Home and garden happenings in Sonoma County

    GRATON Spring flower show, plant sale For more than 100 years, the Graton Community Club has ushered in spring with an old-fashioned Flower Show. This year’s event, held today, includes a plant sale, big floral displays and an area of garden art for purchase including mosaic bird houses and collectibles. There is always a homemade […]

    Computers learn to understand humans better by modelling them

    The picture shows how ABC-driven parameters lead to more accurate predictions of user behavior. Credit: Aalto University Computers are able to learn to explain the behavior of individuals by tracking their glances and movements. Researchers from Aalto University, University of Birmingham and University of Oslo present results paving the way for computers to learn psychologically […]

    Made-To-Order Clothing Is An Opportunity Tailor-Made For Amazon

    (TOMMASO BODDI/AFP/Getty Images) Fashion industry insiders love to count Jeff Bezos and Amazon.com AMZN -0.61% out when it comes to unlocking the secret world of fashion. From their perspective, Bezos may know how to sell clothing, but he doesn’t know fashion, which is why the success Amazon.com has found in retailing more utilitarian and functional […]

    Home & Garden events: Herbfest in Cary, pottery show in Seagrove, more

    Herbfest in Cary Cary’s eighth annual Herbfest takes place 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, May 6, on the grounds of the Page-Walker Arts & History Center. Garden enthusiasts will find booths selling herbs, native plants, perennials and gardening items. Tour the Anne B. Kratzer Educational Herb Garden, which includes the historic 1850s Page smokehouse, and learn […]

    WRAL Mom Talk: Clothing deals for kids

      WRAL SmartShopper Faye Prosser and I have teamed up for a fun little video series we’re calling WRAL Mom Talk, which is debuting today. As always, we had a blast getting together and talking shop. We’re excited to share it with you! In one of the first videos, we share tips on clothes shopping […]