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Mar 4, 2015  There are many more different brands of toothpaste these days - with different flavors, different marketing approaches, different commercials. And now from Silicon Valley comes something that's completely different from toothpaste...
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Mar 4, 2015  Many of us are not very fond of rats. Here in New York, for example, some of the rats that we see scurrying along the subway late at night appear to be quite large, indeed. And yet, even rats appreciate acts of kindness...
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Mar 4, 2015  Imagine that the devices in your home are so connected that with, say, just a few taps on your smartphone, you can do things remotely such as turn your lights on and off - adjust your thermostat - even run your coffee maker...
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Mar 4, 2015  No matter how good or how experienced a driver you might be, there's always a chance that you could get into an accident. What if the accident takes place late at night or in an area where there isn't anyone to see it and report it?
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Mar 3, 2015  Of the 3,000 Greater One-Horned Rhinos left in the world, 68 of them are at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, where rhino keeper Jane Kennedy introduced our CBS News colleague John Blackstone to a baby rhino born on Thanksgiving...
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Mar 3, 2015  Potholes are annoying and dangerous. If you drive over one, you can get a flat tire - or a cracked rim - or even lose a hubcap. And when a hubcap gets knocked off because of a pothole, it can still be worth something, as Joe DeMarco knows well...
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Mar 3, 2015  Identity thieves have many ways of finding out our personal information, and there is a certain kind of fax machine that could contain everything that an identity thief would be looking for: a thermal fax machine...
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Mar 3, 2015  On a cold wintry night in Cambridge, Massachusetts, an SUV equipped with state-of-the-art sensor technology developed by wizards from MIT is roaming the streets, unknown to the people inside the homes they pass...
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Mar 2, 2015  This winter has seemed rather odd, to our CBS News colleague Jim Axelrod. In the Northeast to say the least, it's been anything but nice. With more of the same today, they say. As for ice, Axelrod talked to guys he met the other day...
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Mar 2, 2015  You might think that there just couldn't be any room in a big city for keeping bees - even when it's warm enough. But the idea has been tried on rooftops in cities such as New York and London. And now, from Down Under, comes The FlowHive...
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Mar 2, 2015  The things we hear are just as important as the things we see. Sound and music are vitally important in visual media like television and the movies - take, for instance, what are known as "sonic boom moments"...
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Mar 2, 2015  Just about the fastest growing field in technology is robotics. Every day, we hear about new tasks formerly done by humans - now carried out by machines - controlled by humans. And, robots are being developed as research platforms, too...
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Feb 27, 2015  "SuperAgers" are people in their 80s and 90s whose brain and memory functions stay younger as they get older. Why is that? Well, it's a mystery - but we're getting closer and closer to unraveling it, says Dr. Changiz Geula...
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Feb 27, 2015  I know it's a bit early to think about - much less drink - gin. There's been a special relationship, however, between the British and their gin that dates back to the 1700's. And now, says our CBS News colleague Charlie D'Agata in London...
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Feb 27, 2015  Robots are becoming more and more common these days. In fact, many people might not even realize how much they're being used now. They're ideal for doing the boring, time-consuming tasks that people really don't enjoy...
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Feb 27, 2015  Life can sometimes seem like a roller coaster, full of ups and downs. Well, there's one type of bird that seems to have taken those words to heart. The Bar-Headed Geese spend much of their migratory flights over the Himalayas...
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Feb 26, 2015  Working out is of course a good way to help you stay healthy and strong, especially as you get older. Not for Willie Murphy, though. She is 77 years old and isn't showing any signs of slowing down, says our CBS News colleague Michelle Miller...
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Feb 26, 2015  Perhaps you've heard about The Enigma Machine. It's central to the film "The Imitation Game" - in which actor Benedict Cumberbatch plays British genius Alan Turing during World War II. And now, at a museum in Boston...
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Feb 26, 2015  Dogs are smart, there's no denying. They're so doggone smart, they know when we're lying. They know what it means when we point to something - "Hey! Look over here! This will interest you!" If you mislead a dog, it does not forget...
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Feb 26, 2015  There's a fast-growing business concept known as "peer-to-peer sharing." Spinlister is a good example. If you have a bicycle and don't use it all the time, you can list it with Spinlister - and you can let somebody else use it for a fee...
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Feb 25, 2015  We know some major corporations have been attacked by hackers who have stolen valuable information to use against them and their customers. Now, some corporations are hiring hackers to help them find the bugs in their security systems...
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Feb 25, 2015  It has been a cold and snowy winter for a lot of the country - and with that sort of weather, the roads that we drive on become slippery and dangerous - so cities and states spend a lot of time and money keeping the roads safe for us...
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Feb 25, 2015  Prosthetic limb technology has come a long way over the years. Today, bionic arms have been developed that, until recently, would have seemed impossible outside the world of science fiction. But, they're very expensive...
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Feb 25, 2015  To become a superior poker player takes many skills: intelligence, discipline, patience - and a certain kind of confidence, too - to bet, raise and bluff your way to the top. Could a computer do that better than a person could?
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Feb 24, 2015  Last summer, for the first time, a computer supposedly passed The Turing Test - devised by the British genius portrayed in the movie "The Imitation Game." Our CBS News colleague Anthony Mason has been looking into "artificial intelligence"...
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Feb 24, 2015  Earlier, our CBS News colleague Anthony Mason spoke with Professor Manuela Veloso and her colleagues at Carnegie Mellon University about the progress that their Collaborative Robots - or CoBots - have made toward artificial intelligence...
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Feb 24, 2015  Finding a job can be tough - and social media could be making it tougher. Our CBS News colleague Vladimir Duthiers found out how certain social media sites might add a whole new layer to an employer's selection process...
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Feb 24, 2015  In tennis, close line calls can mean a lot of aggravation for players. An Israeli company has come out with a computer vision system that's exciting the tennis world both for its ability to improve officiating - and a player's game...
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Feb 23, 2015  In Dubai over the weekend, a fire broke out in one of the tallest residential buildings in the world, the 86-story tower called The Torch. But, nobody was killed or seriously injured. Hundreds were evacuated. And the fire was put out...
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Feb 23, 2015  There is such a thing as getting too much of a good thing - and that includes sitting down for too long, especially at the office. One of the solutions to this problem that's been getting some attention is the "treadmill desk"...
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Feb 23, 2015  Accurate measurement is always important in science - and Disney has a way to use 3D laser scanning to weigh all the wood in a forest in about two minutes. No, not Walt Disney - it's Dr. Mathias Disney of University College-London...
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Feb 23, 2015  For people who are confined to a wheelchair, physical challenges are a part of life. But a Chilean company - Kiron - has developed a standing wheelchair that can help with at least some of that. Here's what it does...
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Feb 20, 2015  President Obama went back to Chicago yesterday to designate a new national monument: The Pullman Historic District, where George S. Pullman once built the famous railroad-sleeping cars that bore his name. His workers worked - and lived - there...
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Feb 20, 2015  Los Angeles is known for having a lot of famous people - and a lot of cars. And when a lot of famous people need a lot of cars parked, they don't just call on anyone. Our Sunday Morning colleague Lee Cowan spoke with valet Chuck Pick...
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Feb 20, 2015  For years, many video game enthusiasts have yearned for something that would enable them to control a game's "avatar" - which represents the player - with their own bodies. Welcome to an invention called "Project Anywhere"...
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Feb 20, 2015  Malaria is one of the deadliest diseases in the world. A company in France says it has developed a way to turn an iPhone into a portable tool that can speed up the diagnosis of malaria - and help to save lives...
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Feb 19, 2015  If you ever had the chance to go to Mars someday, would you go? If you say yes to that, here's another question: Would you be willing to go - if you knew that you could never come back? For some people, the answer is also yes...
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Feb 19, 2015  Look! Up in the sky! It's not a bird. Not a plane. It's not Superman, either. It's a huge blimp. Our CBS News colleague Chip Reid can see it from where he is in White Marsh, Maryland. What the heck is it doing there, Chip?
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Feb 19, 2015  Earlier, we were telling you about an unmanned blimp being tested now in Maryland, as part of a new system to detect any missiles being fired at Washington - or for that matter, anywhere between Boston and North Carolina...
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Feb 19, 2015  From Lincoln Logs and Barbie dolls to Slinkies and Matchbox cars, toys have always been about having fun. And the toys of today are no different, of course - some of them are just a little more technologically advanced...
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Feb 18, 2015  There's an attorney in Florida who's distributed what he calls a "Fair DUI Flyer" - and posted a video on YouTube - showing a man driving up to a sobriety checkpoint and stopping, showing police a notice through the rolled-up window...
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Feb 18, 2015  As more and more women are taking on more responsibilities in the world of work, the dads are discovering that staying at home and taking care of the kids is not only fulfilling, but also more and more of a full-time job than they had realized...
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Feb 18, 2015  Until now, a diagnosis for dengue fever has always relied on a blood test that can take days. From Singapore comes a device that takes just a half an hour to produce a result - no blood necessary, and it's as simple as spitting...
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Feb 18, 2015  The people who design and build robots certainly have made a lot of progress in recent years - becoming more and more like us. But, robots have not been very good at recognizing and responding to human faces until - well, until "NAO"...
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Feb 17, 2015  A recent CBS News Poll found that one out of five Americans say their own local cops make them feel anxious - and that number nearly doubles among Black Americans. Have you by any chance heard about a program called "Coffee with a Cop"?
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Feb 17, 2015  You know selfie sticks? They are those long, handheld holders for a camera or a smartphone that give self-portrait photography enthusiasts a wider choice of angles. And they worry a number of fine art museums, says our CBS News colleague Don Dahler...
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Feb 17, 2015  A team of students in Switzerland has created a new, turbulence-free, eco-friendly, underwater robot - inspired by and designed after the cuttlefish. Its designers in Zurich say the robot is built to avoid disturbing the ocean floor...
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Feb 17, 2015  The lights of fireflies have fascinated scientists for years. But how can they shine so bright? Scientists say that how the firefly generates its light could lead to better technology of our own - including roads that "glow in the dark"...
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Feb 16, 2015  It is nesting season in many parts of the country now for the bald eagle, the majestic bird that is America's national symbol. Fifty years ago, they were the symbols of wildlife threatened with extinction - but they came back from the brink...
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Feb 16, 2015  For the U.S. Navy, it takes high tech to maintain a strategic edge on the high seas. What about a robot that can fight fires on a ship? Or a "swarm" of unmanned boats that can spot - and stop - threats on the water?
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Feb 16, 2015  Once upon a time, there were movie theaters - and then there were movie palaces. In the late 1920s, the Loews Corporation built five "Wonder Theatres" that rivaled the likes of Radio City Music Hall - including one in Jersey City, New Jersey...
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Feb 16, 2015  Do you like vanilla ice cream? A lot of people do - and most people think that the vanilla flavor in vanilla ice cream comes from vanilla beans, which it does not. That's because the flavor in vanilla ice cream is synthetic...
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Feb 13, 2015  "Robots of the future" have been constant companions in science fiction for a long time. They are almost impossible to tell from real human beings. But some designers have come up with the kind of robots who share a lot of traits with us...
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Feb 13, 2015  The death of Bob Simon is a terrible loss to all of us at CBS News. He was the embodiment of the intrepid foreign journalist and war correspondent. For years, his voicemail message said, "I am out of the office and may be for months"...
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Feb 13, 2015  Wine tasting - on the professional level, anyway - is a complex and involved discipline. So many characteristics to consider. Researchers in Denmark are developing a device that can test a wine's astringency without anyone having to taste it...
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Feb 13, 2015  Age is not easy on the eyes. As we get older, we need more help to keep seeing clearly. Well, there is a lens implant in Britain called "Symfony" - that's S-Y-M-F-O-N-Y - that is doing some good. So, how does it work?
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Feb 12, 2015  It's no secret that daily life can be more challenging for people who are blind - but it's also remarkable how well so many of them are able to adjust to a life without sight. Now, a smartphone app can bring help to their hands...
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Feb 12, 2015  Chimpanzees are smart. They may not be writing books or sending tweets just yet, but they do seem to have language skills. It turns out that chimps not only learn to talk to each other - but they also learn what amounts to foreign languages...
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Feb 12, 2015  When something goes wrong with your heart, time is crucial. A minute saved or wasted here or there can literally mean the difference between life and death for someone experiencing heart trouble. Imagine a t-shirt that is also a heart monitor...
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Feb 12, 2015  A shovel is such a simple tool, but it also can put plenty of stress and strain on you. Think about all the times you've used a shovel to clear the snow out of the driveway or do yard work around the house - and you know how sore you can be...
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Feb 11, 2015  What's part-metal, part-orange plastic - and snaps onto the barrel of a police officer's gun? It's called "The Alternative," and our CBS News colleague Mark Strassmann says the technology has intrigued police departments...
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Feb 11, 2015  It has been a long and frustrating battle for scientists to find an antibiotic that would knock out bacteria like those that cause MRSA or tuberculosis - because if they did find something that might work, they could not grow enough of it...
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Feb 11, 2015  We've been hearing a lot about unmanned aircraft - or "drones," as they're called. Well, Infinium Robotics - a company in Singapore - is developing a new kind of drone with a very specific purpose: waiting tables at restaurants...
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Feb 11, 2015  The nose knows - and one thing that it really knows how to do is multitask. To do all of the things it does takes great precision - and there's an idea for what is called a "digital nose" that could be even more precise...
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Feb 10, 2015  Many private businesses have surveillance cameras of their own. And in some cities, the police are using these private systems in their investigations. One such city, says our CBS News colleague Vinita Nair, is Baltimore...
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Feb 10, 2015  From London comes word that treatment for cancer will be personalized with tailor-made 3D "phantom tumors" and "phantom organs" that are the exact size and shape of the patient's own to adjust to the dosage of radiation...
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Feb 10, 2015  Engineering students in Canada have created a robotic sailboat - or "Sailbot." It is 18 feet long - and this summer, they will try to sail it across the Atlantic Ocean without anyone on board. Kristoffer Vik Hansen is Sailbot's co-captain...
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Feb 10, 2015  People love sea lions. They're cute, they're funny - and among the favorite attractions at zoos and aquariums. Recently though, something disturbing has been happening to the wild sea lions turning up along the coast of California...
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Feb 9, 2015  Our CBS News colleague Steve Hartman went to Fort Bragg, North Carolina recently to meet U.S. Army Sgt. Peter Kuch. The 36-year-old Sergeant does every drill - tackles every task - with the same undying devotion. He's come a long way...
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Feb 9, 2015  Flies sure do know how to get around - and they sure know how to get in our way. Most of us just try to swat the flies or shoo them away. But a few of us have been looking at how flies move - as a way to improve how we can make things move...
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Feb 9, 2015  Most of us hear with our ears - but sadly, those of us who are deaf lack that ability. There is something in the works that could change that - by substituting the tongue for the ear. That's what they're working on at Colorado State University...
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Feb 9, 2015  It is true not only in the United States, but around the world these days: more and more people are having sleep disorders. A psychologist in Australia has come up with a small, portable, LED-kind of light therapy called "The Re-Timer"...
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Feb 6, 2015  Dr. Rob Marsh is a decorated combat veteran who served with the Army's elite Delta Force. When his military service was over about twenty years ago, he wanted a more peaceful and serene medical practice as a small-town country doctor...
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Feb 6, 2015  When the first microscopes were invented over 400 years ago, they revealed an invisible world of bacteria, cells and complicated crystal structures. Now, there's a new kind of microscope that reveals a new kind of invisible world...
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Feb 6, 2015  The price of higher education in this country is getting higher all the time. Is it money well spent? Well, that would be of passing interest to the ones doing all the paying. John Whorley has come with a smartphone app for that...
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Feb 6, 2015  In one school year, teachers across this country spent 1.6 billion dollars of their own money to pay for school supplies. They shouldn't have to do this. They don't have to, but they choose to. And there's a website that aims to change that...
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Feb 5, 2015  Insurance fraud costs an estimated 50 billion dollars a year in this country. But there are cameras everywhere these days, and a lot of insurance scams are being exposed on the web - on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, you name it...
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Feb 5, 2015  Did you forget your ID card that you have to swipe in order to get into the building? Or what about the password for your computer - or even for your copier? Well, what if a microchip could do all of that for you - and more?
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Feb 5, 2015  We told you a while back that scientists had discovered huge chunks of ice make all sorts of sounds when they break away from icebergs. Now, they have found that different kinds of icebergs have their own "acoustic signatures"...
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Feb 5, 2015  People who need to wear prosthetic limbs can do more with them now than they could have a generation ago. What if there was a stretchy skin to wrap around a prosthetic limb that would mimic the sense of touch?
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Feb 4, 2015  Researchers at Harvard University are working on an exciting new method of empowering the immune system to fight everything from cancers to infectious diseases. David Mooney is a professor of bioengineering there - and he says...
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Feb 4, 2015  It didn't happen all at once, but a lot of Americans are not drinking milk anymore - not cow's milk, anyway. You didn't used to have to explain when you mentioned "milk" that you meant cow's milk - not soy or almond or rice milk...
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Feb 4, 2015  When you take a shower, you use a lot of water, somewhere between two and four gallons every minute. But a Swedish company has developed a shower called OrbSys that it says reduces that water consumption by 90 percent...
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Feb 4, 2015  Did you know light-emitting diodes - or LED's - could revolutionize farming, bring it indoors and upwards? Our CBS News colleague Dean Reynolds visited a so-called "vertical farm" in Portage, Indiana. Sure doesn't look like a farm...
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Feb 3, 2015  Websites come and websites go. Unless you do something to preserve them, they can vanish into the ether - and you can't always retrieve them, even if you want to. Unless Brewster Kahle and his people have it in The Internet Archive...
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Feb 3, 2015  For those with serious sight problems, everyday tasks can be difficult, dangerous and time-consuming. But an experimental type of glasses uses cameras and computer software to help people with those problems to see better...
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Feb 3, 2015  There was once a massive wildfire that has shaped how we fight wildfires ever since. It happened in the Northern Rockies in the summer of 1910. It was called "The Big Burn," says author and journalist Timothy Egan...
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Feb 3, 2015  Faith Salie, one of our Sunday Morning colleagues, recently visited The Grolier Club in New York City - intrigued by the books in an exhibit there, books that have been shaping young minds and sparking imaginations for generations...
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Feb 2, 2015  Last night, there was lots of noise emanating from the University of Phoenix Stadium for the Super Bowl. But it's a safe bet that Nicole Marquez didn't lose any sleep because of it, says our CBS News colleague Ben Tracy...
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Feb 2, 2015  The Super Bowl is always a big event for guacamole. Last night was no exception, with plenty of football fans snacking on chips they dipped in the stuff. But there would be no guacamole without avocados - and avocados are in trouble in California...
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Feb 2, 2015  In the movies, robots have been interacting with humans for some time now, with varying degrees of success. In the real world today, says our CBS News colleague Mark Strassmann, robots are advancing rapidly from industry to the battlefield...
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Feb 2, 2015  What began as a "Paleo Diet" has become a full caveman movement. Some people are not only eating like cavemen, but also exercising and sleeping that way, too. Robb Wolf wrote the best-selling book, "The Paleo Solution"...
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Jan 30, 2015  On a cold wintry night in Cambridge, Massachusetts, an SUV equipped with state-of-the-art sensor technology developed by wizards from MIT is roaming the streets, unknown to the people inside the homes they pass...
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Jan 30, 2015  We spend more than 700 billion dollars a year at restaurants - and for as long as anyone can remember, the concept of what a restaurant is was pretty straight forward. Now, a new kind of restaurant is popping up in cities across the country...
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Jan 30, 2015  "One man's trash is another man's treasure," as the saying goes. What if you took plastic fishing nets that littered the coastline - or maybe even got dumped in the ocean - and instead, recycled the plastic to make skateboards?
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Jan 30, 2015  The fastest way to put any thriving creature on the Endangered Species List is for us humans to give it a more appetizing name and find out that it is delicious. Which brings us to the Leaping Asian Carp - a.k.a the "Silverfin"...
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Jan 29, 2015  As we were reminded this week, sometimes the weather forecasters can get it wrong. But why is that? That question has been bothering Professor Pinhas Alpert of Tel Aviv University for years now. And he has a few answers...
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Jan 29, 2015  If you're living from paycheck to paycheck, it's not pleasant to think about what you'll do when the paychecks stop coming in. That's why it's a good idea to put something aside for a rainy day - or for retirement - whichever "R Word" comes first...
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Jan 29, 2015  Just about the fastest growing field in technology is robotics. Every day, we hear about new tasks formerly done by humans - now carried out by machines - controlled by humans. And what about a Giant Robotic Stick Insect - what's that for?
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Jan 29, 2015  On your desk is a computer - on the computer, you do whatever work you do, operating it with a mouse. The exercise you get operating a mouse is minimal, to say the least. But what if you could point and click, right from a special seat?
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