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Stories for April 21, 2013

Philly Turns Skyscraper Into Video Game Screen For Tech Week

Philly Turns Skyscraper Into Video Game Screen For Tech Week

April 21, 2013
Zack Seward / NPR

When it comes to technology, Philadelphia is no Silicon Valley. And the organizers of the third annual Philly Tech Week say it's not trying to be.

Antares Rocket Launch Is A 'Go' In Test Of Space Station ...

Antares Rocket Launch Is A 'Go' In Test Of Space Station Supply Vehicle

April 21, 2013
Bill Chappell / NPR

The Antares rocket launch is back on Sunday afternoon, as engineers and spectators look for the rocket to lift off from a launch pad at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility. The most recent check, at 10 minutes before launch, was positive.

Midwest River Towns Ready Themselves For Cresting Floodwa...

Midwest River Towns Ready Themselves For Cresting Floodwaters

April 21, 2013
Bill Chappell / NPR

Towns in Missouri, central Illinois and at least four other Midwestern states are under a flood warning, as heavy spring rains swell the Mississippi and other rivers to dangerously high crests. In some areas, rivers have already hit record flood levels.

Thirsty States Take Water Battle To Supreme Court

Thirsty States Take Water Battle To Supreme Court

April 21, 2013
Joe Wertz / NPR

On Tuesday, Oklahoma and Texas will face off in the U.S. Supreme Court. The winner gets water. And this is not a game.