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Can a gecko stick to Teflon? Science finds the answer

Researchers at the University of Akron have done some experiments to see how geckos fare against Teflon — with surprising results.

By April 27, 2014


How Goodyear uses tech to make a faster race tire

From its Akron, Ohio, manufacturing facility to racetracks around the U.S., Goodyear and Nascar are studying how racing tires can be more efficient and help drivers go faster than ever.

By August 8, 2013


Behind the scenes with the Goodyear blimp crew

It may be the most visible working icon in the world. CNET Road Trip 2013 stopped in Akron, Ohio, to see what it takes to get Goodyear's famous blimps to fly.

By July 20, 2013


New HP campaign pushes photo products

As part of a new campaign to publicize its various consumer-oriented digital photography products, Hewlett-Packard is asking people to contribute photos for use in what the company claims will be the "world's largest digital image." Kicked off Wednesday at the National Inventors Hall of Fame in Akron, Ohio, the "HP Invent America" campaign asks people to "celebrate America's spirit of inventiveness" by submitting photos of themselves alongside their favorite inventions. The shots will be combined in a montage to be unveiled in October. HP said that for the first 10,000 photos submitted, it will donate $1 per shot to Camp Invention, a one-week day camp for grade school children organized by the nonprofit Hall of Fame and the United States Patent and Trademark Office. HP sponsors the camp.

By June 12, 2002


Short Take: Time Warner to launch Florida Road Runner

Time Warner will launch its cable Internet service Road Runner in Tampa, Florida, this summer. Time Warner's existing cable service in Tampa is its largest after its New York City division. Other metropolitan areas with Road Runner service include Akron, Ohio; San Diego, California; and Portland, Maine.

By May 6, 1997