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California quadriplegic student's mother gets honorary degree. Image copyright Facebook A US mother who helped her quadriplegic son earn a degree by attending all his classes has been awarded an honorary diploma at his graduation.

California quadriplegic student's mother gets honorary degree

Judy O'Connor took notes for Marty O'Connor as he studied for his master of business administration at Chapman University in California. Elon Musk offers to fix Australian power network in 100 days. Image copyright AFP Elon Musk, boss of electric car firm Tesla, says he can help solve South Australia's power crisis within 100 days - and if not he'll do it for free.

Elon Musk offers to fix Australian power network in 100 days

The offer follows a series of blackouts in the state. On Thursday, Tesla executive Lyndon Rive had said the company could install 100-300 megawatt hours of battery storage in 100 days. When asked on Twitter how serious he was about the offer, Mr Musk said if Tesla failed, there'd be no bill. "Tesla will get the system installed and working 100 days from contract signature or it is free. Image copyright Twitter Having offered to "make the $ happen (& politics)", Mr Cannon-Brookes then told Mr Musk: "You're on mate.

" Mr Musk went on to quote a price of $250 per kilowatt hour for 100 megawatt hour systems. Australian Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young then joined in on the act, telling Mr Musk: "Let's talk! " 'Sweating bullets' - The inside story of the first iPhone. Image copyright Getty Images "Steve had expressly told me it was totally top secret.

'Sweating bullets' - The inside story of the first iPhone

He said he was going to fire anyone who tells the world. "I was sweating bullets. " Tony Fadell was pondering just how he was going to explain to Steve Jobs that he'd lost the prototype of what would become the most successful technology product of all time, the Apple iPhone which launched 10 years ago on Monday. He'd just got off a plane, felt his pockets, and... nothing. "I was walking through every scenario thinking about what could happen," he told me. After two hours, relief - thanks to the efforts of a search party that didn’t know what it was trying to find.

The iPhone at 10: How the smartphone became so smart. Image copyright Getty Images.

The iPhone at 10: How the smartphone became so smart

The farmer who built her own broadband. "I'm just a farmer's wife," says Christine Conder, modestly.

The farmer who built her own broadband

But for 2,300 members of the rural communities of Lancashire she is also a revolutionary internet pioneer. Her DIY solution to a neighbour's internet connectivity problems in 2009 has evolved into B4RN, an internet service provider offering fast one gigabit per second broadband speeds to the parishes which nestle in the picturesque Lune Valley. That is 35 times faster than the 28.9 Mbps average UK speed internet connection according to Ofcom. John Glenn. Pope Francis, the ultimate headhunter. A White House Intern Gets a Pleasant Surprise From George W. Bush. Which U.S.

A White House Intern Gets a Pleasant Surprise From George W. Bush

President had the kindest personality? Originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. Answer by Taylor Griffin, Former US Treasury and White House staff. Consultant, on Quora: As a young White House staffer in the early years of President George W. As I prepared to leave the White House for a new job opportunity, Ashley Kavanaugh, the President’s secretary at the time, called to tell me that the President wanted to invite my family to come visit in the Oval Office on my last day of work. John McCain's powerful statement to the Khans. Phoenix, AZ-- John McCain issued the following statement today regarding Donald Trump's comments about Khizr and Ghazala Khan, the parents of U.S.

John McCain's powerful statement to the Khans

Army Captain Humayun Khan, who was killed in Iraq in 2004: "The Republican Party I know and love is the party of Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Ronald Reagan. "I wear a bracelet bearing the name of a fallen hero, Matthew Stanley, which his mother, Lynn, gave me in 2007, at a town hall meeting in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire. TACA Airline flight 110 - Nowhere To Land. Miraculous Plane Landing on New Orleans Levee. TACA AIRLINES 110 "Flameout"

US's oldest park ranger, 94, back at work after attack. Image copyright AP The oldest park ranger in the US, 94-year-old Betty Reid Soskin, has gone back to work two weeks after being beaten up in a burglary.

US's oldest park ranger, 94, back at work after attack

Ms Soskin, who has led tours at a historical park in the San Francisco Bay area for 10 years, said she wanted to "get back in to routine life". On 27 June a burglar punched her in the head and stole a mobile phone, a laptop and some jewellery from her house. Co-workers and volunteers greeted her with cheers and hugs upon her return. She told her colleagues at the Rosie the Riveter World War Two Home Front National Historical Park: "It's so good to see you all and feel the support of the community. " Ms Soskin told local media that she waited for her bruises to heal before she came back so nobody would put a video of them on YouTube. Among other items, the burglar stole a coin that President Barack Obama had given to Ms Soskin when she introduced him at a Christmas tree-lighting ceremony at the White House.