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California officials probe source of Legionnaires' cases

Three new cases of Legionnaires’ disease have been identified in Southern California and officials are looking at the possibility there may be a source outside Disneyland, where at least 11 of the patients visited in September, according to reports. Legionnaires’ has sickened a total of 15 people, two of whom have died. The four not connected to Disneyland lived in or had visited Anaheim — suggesting there could be sources of infection not yet discovered, the Los Angeles Times reported Thursday. The disease can be spread through inhaling droplets from…

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The Source: Interior styles and homeware trends

SOFT TOUCH Jennifer Fowler and Rebekka Carey-Smith are Jennifer + Smith, a local Sydney studio creating hand screen-printed and digitally printed cushions, throws and totes. The New Zealanders, who now live in Australia, threw in their respective jobs as landscape architect and business manager to focus on something more creatively satisfying. They work with linens, cottons and outdoor fabrics to create a bright, well-tailored range. Kandinsky cushion in chartreuse (pictured), $ 119. Jennifer + Smith, jenniferandsmith.com.au. RIOT SQUAD Sage and Clare’s eclectic new Marais Collection embraces textural woven yarn-dyed bed linen, luxurious…

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Gaming 

Nobody Knows What Happened to the Source Code for Icewind Dale 2

Over the past few years, the Canadian developer and publisher Beamdog and its subsidiary, Overhaul Games, have earned a reputation for well-received updates to beloved titles previously released by Bioware and Black Isle Studios. After a successful overhaul of MDK 2, Overhaul Games and Beamdog have released Enhanced Editions of Baldur’s Gate, Baldur’s Gate II, Icewind Dale, and Planescape: Torment, along with an all-new expansion for Baldur’s Gate, Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear. The Enhanced Editions and new content have been generally well-received. Some have reviewed a touch more strongly…

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Technology 

Future Energy: LA crystals turn cars into energy source

Los Angeles is the car capital of the world with traffic a part of daily conversation as people estimate how many hours they will be stuck in a jam on their commute home each night. But what if the cars they spend so much time in could be used to generate electricity using crystals embedded in tarmac that can capture energy via the vehicle’s vibrations? It may sound like a typical La La Land idea but in fact the California Energy Commission is investing $ 2m in two pilot studies…

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