Robot submarines could soon be used to spy on America's enemies

An Ocean Aero Submaran S10 parks itself on the ocean surface, sail extended. (Ocean Aero)

The Navy recently opened up a competition for unmanned submarines that can navigate autonomously.

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The ATM at 50: How it's changed consumer behavior

Automated teller machines are lined up in August during the manufacturing process at Diebold Nixdorf in Greensboro, N.C. With the exception of the vending machine, no piece of technology has done more to create the culture of

Ubiquitous now, but revolutionary then: ATM debut 50 years ago trained people to interact with kiosks




Women's fashion begins to face facts: Americans are getting bigger

Members from the design and technical teams at ModCloth, Patrick Pettinato, Meredith Petro and Jackie Lee, test two sizes of a dress, small and 2X, at the Los Angeles office of ModCloth. The online retailer offers all of its clothes in sizes XXS to 4X. (Emily Berl for The Washington Post)

American women, who on average wear about a size 16, need bigger sizes. Yet plus-size apparel makes up just a sliver of the clothing on the market.

Courtney tours Old Lyme businesses, museum after rail bypass 'battle'

U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney jokes with, from left, Dorothy Farbrother, Mary Houlihan and Judy White, all of the The Lyme Tree Woman's Exchange, and Old Lyme First Selectwoman Bonnie Reemsnyder, at the exchange on Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. Courtney visited the town after the Federal Railroad Administration removed from its plan a proposed bypass through the town's center. (Kimberly Drelich/The Day)

As U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, toured on Friday small businesses and destination spots in town, he noted that the community has gone through "a major battle" over a proposed rail bypass and "showed a lot of leadership."

New London seeks injunction against downtown business owner

Decorative basins are seen Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, in front of the Cronin Building at 78 State St. (Greg Smith/The Day)

The sign propped inside the storefront of the historic Cronin Building at 78 State St. announces, “Coming Soon – Hopefully. Irreplaceable Artifacts.”