http://kcur.org en Royals And Sporting Players Selected As All-Stars http://kcur.org/post/royals-and-sporting-players-selected-all-stars <p>It was a big weekend for All-Star announcements in Kansas City. &nbsp;Both the Kansas City Royals and Sporting KC had multiple players named to their respective league’s All-Star teams.</p><p>Outfielder Alex Gordon of the Kansas City Royals wasn’t on the American League team last year, but he was there when the cheers for his teammate Billy Butler drowned out the introduction.&nbsp;</p><p>“I don’t cry at all, but I actually cried when I saw Bill get announced and all the support he got,” says Gordon.</p><p>Gordon says playing with Butler for the past six years has been special.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 15:40:33 +0000 Greg Echlin 39764 at http://kcur.org Alan Turing: Father Of Modern Computing Science http://kcur.org/post/alan-turing-father-modern-computing-science <p>A new exhibition at the <a href="http://www.spencerart.ku.edu" target="_blank">Spencer Museum of Art</a> at KU, entitled <em>Cryptograph</em>, celebrates <strong>Alan Turing</strong>, a visionary British mathematician whose work formed the conceptual <strong>basis for the modern computers</strong> that we use today. Thu, 17 May 2012 03:28:53 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Steve Kraske 17808 at http://kcur.org Alan Turing: Father Of Modern Computing Science 50 Years Of Manned Space Flight http://kcur.org/post/50-years-manned-space-flight <p><strong>50 years ago</strong>, <a href="http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/shepard-alan.html" target="_blank">Alan Shepard</a> became the<strong> first American in space</strong>, making a brief suborbital mission that marked the first manned launch of <a href="http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/mercury/" target="_blank"><strong>Project Mercury.</strong></a><br /> Thu, 29 Dec 2011 03:01:00 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Steve Kraske 9819 at http://kcur.org 50 Years Of Manned Space Flight