Sacramento, California - In Shanghai, a prototype of a new 24-hour convenience store has no staff, no registers, and the whole thing is on wheels, designed to eventually drive itself to a warehouse to restock, or to a customer to make a delivery.

San Diego Zoo, California - San Diego’s wildest tasting event, the San Diego Zoo Food, Wine & Brew Celebration presented by ASML/Cymer returns Saturday, September 23, 2017. Guests at the 37th annual event will enjoy a globally inspired, all-inclusive tasting event with more than 160 of Southern California's best restaurants, breweries, wineries and spirit vendors along with live entertainment, dancing and animal encounters inside the world-famous San Diego Zoo.

Washington, DC - Good news for all chocolate lovers.  The Swiss have come up with a fourth kind of chocolate to rival the flavors found in white, dark and milk chocolate, reports the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC].  It's called Ruby Chocolate and it is made from the Ruby cocoa bean.

Washington, DC - Apparently, it is the season for setting new Guinness World Record, says the Association of Mature American Citizens.

Washington, DC - Since they came out a few years ago, the capabilities of commercially available 3-D printers have radically expanded. At first, they could only print little things out of plastic, but now people have begun to print working cars and even bridges. People are actively experimenting with how to print with more materials like metals, and, more recently, concrete.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - The annual Naked Bike run in Philadelphia each September draws thousands of "dare to bare" riders, reports the Association of Mature American Citizens.  But, it is all for a few good causes, including the promotion of bicycles instead of gas-guzzlers to get around town and, of course, it promotes respect for our bodies.