Frank Morris

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Rubik's Cube-Solving Robot Set To Break Guinness World Record

Monday, February 01, 2016

Some Kansas City software developers built what they believe is the world's fastest Rubik's Cube-solving robot. They built it in their spare time, partly because one of the guys wanted something to do with his new 3-D printer. Their machine can sort out a scrambled Rubik's Cube in just a little over one second. That's much faster than the second fastest robot and not quite five times faster than the quickest "human speed solver." A judge from the Guinness Book of World Records will judge the robot.


Transmitting Wind Power To Customers Is A Quixotic Challenge

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Some wind resources are hundreds of miles from potential customers. Projects to build high voltage lines to carry that power to where it's needed are regularly stymied by the regulatory environment.


Dealers Reluctant To Welcome New Gun Control Measures

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

President Obama's new measures on gun sales would create a more level playing field for licensed dealers, but those dealers are loath to endorse anything that smacks of gun control.


In America's Heartland, Building One Home For Three Faiths

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Three faith communities in Omaha, Neb. — one Christian, one Jewish, one Muslim — are leaving their old places of worship and building a new, single campus for their mosque, synagogue and church.


Trucking Shortage: Drivers Aren't Always In It For The Long Haul

Monday, December 14, 2015

The U.S. has a chronic shortage of truck drivers — by one estimate, the trucking industry is short almost 50,000 drivers. If that number doubles as predicted, shipping disruptions will ensue.


Mizzou Ends Turbulent Week With BYU Football Game

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Missouri did end up playing Brigham Young University on Saturday night. Ticket sales for the football game spiked after Mizzou's team helped oust the university system's president.


Help Wanted: Must Like Heights And High Voltage

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

A shortage of line workers raises the question: How do you entice millennials into tough electric utility work, when "you can't get a kid to lick a stamp, much less climb a pole" these days?


How Racial Incidents Sparked Change At The University Of Missouri

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

There was a turn of events in Columbia, Mo., on Monday, when the chancellor of the university there, and the president of the entire University of Missouri system announced they would resign.


University Of Missouri President Resigns After Protests

Monday, November 09, 2015

Tim Wolfe resigned Monday morning following mounting pressure over racial animosity on campus. The protests included a hunger strike and a boycott by some of the school's football players.


Missouri Football Players Demand University President's Ouster

Monday, November 09, 2015

Amid escalating protests over complaints of racial bigotry at the University of Missouri, the school's football team says it won't play until the university president resigns or is replaced.


Royals Are Kings: Kansas City Wins First World Series In 30 Years

Monday, November 02, 2015

The Kansas City Royals staged a dramatic Game 5 comeback to beat the New York Mets Sunday night, earning their first World Series title in 30 years and thrilling fans who have been de...


Fall In Shipping Commodities Threatens Commercial Railroad Industry

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

After decades of growth, some railroads are cutting staff because some of the most lucrative businesses for railroads — shipping commodities such as coal, crude oil and ore — have fallen off steeply.


The Demise Of Old-Style Demolition Derby

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Demo derby used to be a low-budget hobby for guys who bought jalopies for one last romp before the scrap heap. But the event has changed — and some fear it may be running out of gas.


Kansas Lawsuit Settlement Sets Standard For Gun Seller Liability

Thursday, July 09, 2015

The state's high court ruled that gun dealers must exercise the "highest stand of reasonable care" to keep weapons away from felons.


To Survive, The Greeting Card Industry Will Have To Get Creative

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Card sales are stagnant and Hallmark just made major job cuts. While some millennials have found novelty in paper cards, the traditional cards can't quite compete with social media.


Beyond The Battle Flag: Controversy Over Confederate Symbols Unfurls

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Hundreds of Confederate memorials and markers dot the South and beyond. Even as far north as Missouri, two memorials have become flash points.


One Family Revitalizes A Small Town With, Yes, Quilts

Thursday, May 21, 2015

After launching a quilt company as a desperation move, Jenny Doan and her two savvy kids have shaken up an ancient industry in downtown Hamilton, Mo., thanks in part to popular folksy video tutorials.


Baseball's Royals Keep Running Afoul Of Unwritten Rules

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

The Kansas City Royals were the underdogs in last season's World Series. This year, the team's season has been marred by brawls, suspensions and batters hit intentionally.


Suicides By Missouri Politicians Raise Questions About State Ethics

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Two of the state's prominent Republicans, Tom Schweich and Spence Jackson, committed suicide just a month apart. Both men were upset about political attacks early in the state's gubernatorial primary.


In Kansas City, Superfast Internet And A Digital Divide

Monday, March 09, 2015

Kansas City boasts one of the fastest, most competitive Internet service markets. But people are still trying to figure out what to do with all that speed — and some neighborhoods aren't being served.