In the span of a year, Royals manager Ned Yost has morphed into King Midas, having a touch of gold that seems to prevail even if his decisions don’t make scientific sense. Whether that holds up during the playoffs, of course, can’t be known, and that will be the measure of this season.
Owners of Owens-McCoy House in Independence use 3-D laser scanning technology to examine shifting exterior walls. Engineering software uses vivid colors to illustrate the degree of wall irregularities. Scanner technology, usually used to document large industrial installations, could have a historic preservation application