Robert Siegel talks with electrical engineering and computer science professor Ruzena Bajcsy about one of the inventors of the C.C.D. — the charged coupling device. Scientist Willard Boyle's creation is found in bar code scanners, digital photography, medical endoscopes and the Hubble Space Telescope. Boyle, who won a Nobel Prize for his invention, recently died at age 86.
We've been hearing for weeks about the besieged port city of Misrata. The population of Libya's third largest city has been surrounded on all sides, facing faced relentless bombardment by forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. Hundreds have been killed in the fighting. Thursday, news coming out of Misrata suggests that the rebels have gained significant ground in the past few days.
A German court found retired U.S. autoworker John Demjanjuk guilty of accessory to mass murder Thursday. Demjanjuk, who was born in Ukraine, served as a guard at a Nazi death camp during World War II, but there was no evidence he committed a specific crime. However, the court found that by volunteering to work at the camp, he had participated in mass murder.
According to the latest statistics Colorado teens are less likely to use methamphetamine than they were just two years ago. And part of the change is attributed to an ad campaign highlighting the danger of the drug.