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Mar 27, 2015  Vehicle-to-vehicle - or "v2v" - technology, says our CBS News colleague Kris Van Cleave, is an opportunity to prevent a lot of car crashes and save a lot of lives. But it may now be asked to make room for wi-fi...
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Mar 27, 2015  Dr. Oskar Aszmann of the Medical University of Vienna says he wanted to help patients who had lost the use of their hands in catastrophic accidents - so, he came up with a radical new surgery that he calls "bionic reconstruction"...
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Mar 27, 2015  Bicycles are a fun, fast, clean and efficient way of getting around - but they can also be dangerous, especially while they're moving through traffic. Scientists in The Netherlands have come up with a "smart bike" to navigate that...
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Mar 27, 2015  Designers at the University of Hertfordshire in Britain have created robots they say are not only excellent listeners, but also have emotional memories. They are, in effect, social creatures that just happen to be machines...
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Mar 26, 2015  If you're a commuter, you know what rush hour can be like: traffic. No fun for anyone. And the more traffic there is, the more stress for commuters. But, there is idea that just might help - and that's "virtual traffic lights"...
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Mar 26, 2015  Do you like taking your car to get it serviced? Most people don't. You sit for what feels like an eternity in a small waiting room. But these days, some dealerships are trying to change that, says our CBS News colleague Kristine Johnson...
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Mar 26, 2015  The human immune system is the most efficient weapon for fighting disease. A method of activating this weapon is what some researchers at Harvard have discovered. It's a nanotechnology, says Prof. David Mooney...
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Mar 26, 2015  You have to be careful what you put into an e-mail. It can come back to haunt you. You can't always erase it - even if you want to. Now, websites are a completely different story - and that's where the Internet Archive comes in...
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Mar 25, 2015  We haven't heard much about American manned spaceflight since the Space Shuttle stopped flying four years ago. But the day after tomorrow, astronaut Scott Kelly will hitch a ride on a Russian Soyuz for the International Space Station...
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Mar 25, 2015  On our previous broadcast, we were talking about the upcoming attempt to break the American record for time spent in space. Astronaut Scott Kelly doesn't worry much about what will happen to him in the twelve months he'll spend in space...
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Mar 25, 2015  OK, this is not the most pressing problem the world faces right now, but it is one that we apparently have been able to solve. You know how when you've used up most of a tube of toothpaste, that there's always some of it that you just can't out?
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Mar 25, 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. It's a device that fits onto the roof of your mouth...
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Mar 24, 2015  Do you think there's life on other planets? Well, that is a question that we're always trying to answer, of course. But there's another question, too: If there is life "out there," what would it look like? Probably not like you or me...
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Mar 24, 2015  Have you ever met a pen maker? Anna Williams makes pens out of wood. They're very special, very good - excellent, to tell the truth - surprising, given Anna's youth. She lives in Glendale, New York, says our CBS News colleague Lauren Lyster...
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Mar 24, 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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Mar 24, 2015  This winter sure made flying more of a hassle than usual in many parts of this country - and more work for crews having to de-ice planes before takeoff. You need antifreeze to de-ice a plane, and the process is not as easy as you might think...
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Mar 23, 2015  In the space of one year, as much as 14 million tons of plastic trash gets added to the oceans. Can anyone do anything about this? At least one man thinks so. His name is Lenny Arkinstall - and our CBS News colleague Omar Villafranca met him...
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Mar 23, 2015  On our previous broadcast, we told you about a California man - Lenny Arkinstall - who has set out to remove as much as of the plastic waste as he can from wetlands before the debris floats into the Pacific Ocean...
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Mar 23, 2015  Leather looks nice and feels nice, but a lot of people don't realize that it's actually quite dirty to make. After the tanning process that produces leather, manufacturers are left with a large amount of a toxic sludge...
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Mar 23, 2015  If you suffer from a lot of knee pain, particularly the kind that comes from a damaged meniscus, you don't have a lot of good options. But there is something in the works that could change all that: a plastic meniscus...
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Mar 20, 2015  All that glitters is not gold. At least that is what we're told. Another thing we're told is true is that who we are is what we do. For Baby Boomers, that has special meaning as more and more of them reach retirement age...
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Mar 20, 2015  Hot as they are right now, says our CBS News colleague Adriana Diaz, the jump-rope grade schoolers from South Lebanon, Ohio called "The Firecrackers" are no flash in the pan. She caught up with them at a recent Army-Navy game...
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Mar 20, 2015  A century ago, the graduating class at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point faced a world in turmoil. The cadets would make history by reshaping that world - and would become known as "The Class The Stars Fell On"...
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Mar 20, 2015  Have you noticed how many craft beers there are these days? There are thousands of them, and new ones keep coming out almost every day. The brewers who make them need to give them good names, so that they'll stand out...
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Mar 19, 2015  In this spectacularly beautiful country are some of the most wonderful natural wonders in the world. Where else in the world could there be a place like Jackson Hole, Wyoming? Would you believe that there's a Jackson Hole in China?
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Mar 19, 2015  James Proffitt of the University of Texas went to the London Zoo to find out why penguins walk the way they do. Costs a lot of energy to waddle - and people want to know why. The British can't explain it - and asked him to come and try...
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Mar 19, 2015  Few things are as vital as getting a good night's sleep. But for some of us, getting some shuteye can be hard to come by. Our CBS News colleague Gigi Stone Woods visited a few places in New York City that promise to help people sleep better...
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Mar 19, 2015  Microtia is a congenital condition where the external ear is underdeveloped. The traditional way to correct the problem is a very long ordeal, often requiring as many as six operations. But a new procedure may require only one operation...
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Mar 18, 2015  What we call "space" is a stupendous place. Sort of an endless sea, a sea that can now be sailed upon by the likes of you and me - or sent by us just as once our boats, with sails unfurled, captured the wind and took us where we'd never been...
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Mar 18, 2015  You don't have to be Rip Van Winkle to wake up after a long sleep and find that the world around you has changed - especially these days, with so much changing so fast. Take Tim Thompson, says our CBS News colleague Omar Villafranca...
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Mar 18, 2015  People who start successful businesses very often find opportunities where most people wouldn't even look for them. Take Chase Reed, for example. He is a high school junior who sells used basketball sneakers in New York City...
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Mar 18, 2015  In a neighborhood near downtown Los Angeles called Atwater Village, just north of the Glendale-Hyperion Bridge, there is a median strip with a garden on it. It's a nice garden, cleverly laid out and meticulously maintained...
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Mar 17, 2015  One of the many challenges that people who suffer from paralysis face is coping with isolation from the outside world. In San Francisco, some state-of-the-art robots are giving tours to people who can't make it to the museum themselves...
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Mar 17, 2015  Has your cellphone ever run out of power right when you're in the middle of using it? It sure can be aggravating. But three grad students at Northwestern University may have a solution. It's a device called AMPY. Here's how it works...
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Mar 17, 2015  When the first microscopes were invented over 400 years ago, they revealed an invisible world of bacteria, cells and complicated crystal structures - all existing on the surfaces of glass slides that still seemed transparent to the naked eye...
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Mar 17, 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 that it says reduces that water consumption by 90 percent...
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Mar 16, 2015  There are only a couple of weeks left to reach some kind of agreement over Iran's nuclear program. Secretary of State John Kerry says he can't guarantee there will be an agreement, but he says we have to try. If there isn't one...?
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Mar 16, 2015  There are some very strange creatures in the world. The platypus is pretty weird, for example. But, scientists say they're discovering a lot about what may be the strangest. Well, time to say hello to the tardigrades...
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Mar 16, 2015  You ever been in love? Ever since we humans have been able to ponder the subject, we've been trying to figure out what love is. Poets and songwriters try to capture the feeling, even if we don't quite know what's going on inside our heads...
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Mar 16, 2015  I'd like to say a few words about our little friend, the cockroach. Alright, maybe you don't consider the cockroach to be your friend. But let me try to change your mind with some new research that suggests cockroaches have personalities...
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Mar 13, 2015  Who is Senator Tom Cotton - and why are so many people worried about that letter he wrote to Iran? He's also an Iraq War veteran and a Harvard-trained lawyer from Arkansas who feels that Iran cannot be trusted with any nuclear centrifuges...
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Mar 13, 2015  You know how it is when you're out hiking - you've reached the summit, you tell your hiking buddies: "Man, what I could use now is a stiff drink." That's what inspired a man to come up with what he calls "Palcohol" - Powdered Alcohol...
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Mar 13, 2015  Did you think about retirement as a kid? Probably not. When you're young, it's tough to imagine being old. But that's where Hal Hershfield can help. He's a 35-year-old psychologist at UCLA's Anderson School of Management...
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Mar 13, 2015  There's some serious planning for two high-speed rail projects in the U.S. One's in Texas, where developers promise a rail link between Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston - and in the next six years, it'll reach speeds of over 200 miles an hour...
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Mar 12, 2015  The latest violence in Ferguson comes against a backdrop of growing tension during the nightly protests outside the Ferguson Police Department - which had been going on peacefully since last August...
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Mar 12, 2015  We know that extremist websites apparently had the power to radicalize the Tsarnaev Brothers in Boston. But those three schoolgirls from East London who jumped on a plane to Syria to join ISIS, what happened there?
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Mar 12, 2015  On May 2nd in Las Vegas, undefeated welterweight Floyd Mayweather faces off against Manny Pacquiao. It promises to be the richest purse since pay-per-view was invented. Will this megafight be the match that brings boxing back?
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Mar 12, 2015  There's good news in the fight against an insidious form of brain cancer: glioblastoma. And it has to do with the vaccine that most of us already get, thanks to the cutting edge work of researchers at Duke University...
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Mar 11, 2015  Why would Hillary Clinton - when she was Secretary of State - use a private email server at her New York home to send all her emails? It was, she says, an attempt to simplify her life. But nobody was buying the "simplicity narrative"...
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Mar 11, 2015  A lot of Iraq War veterans will tell you that if it hadn't been for their translators, they wouldn't have made it home. Army Captain Doug Vossen is one of them - his translator went by the nickname "Frodo"...
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Mar 11, 2015  So far, 23 states have some form of legalized marijuana - in direct defiance of Federal law. It's put the police in a tizzy, but there's a bill that would take marijuana off Schedule I of the Federal Controlled Substances Act...
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Mar 11, 2015  The "HOLLYWOOD" sign was designed to be big enough so you could see it from most anywhere in Los Angeles. But it has become so famous that some tourists won't settle for seeing it at a distance - they want to see it up close...
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Mar 10, 2015  It is now fifty years since the first U.S. troops went ashore in Vietnam. But the air war had already been going on for four months - and in fact, the North Vietnamese already had an American POW: Everett Alvarez...
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Mar 10, 2015  So, you have an iPhone in your breast pocket, the earbuds in your ears - and now, an Apple Watch. The question isn't whether Apple will keep coming up with great products - it's whether we have enough body parts for all of them...
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Mar 10, 2015  Soon, we'll all be driving to work in big plastic eggs. The "ELF" is actually a three-wheeled, motor-assisted recumbent bicycle - two wheels in front and one in back - with an egg-shaped capsule built around it...
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Mar 10, 2015  You wouldn't think there'd be any connection between baby horses and autism in humans. But veterinarians at the University of California at Davis may just have stumbled on something, says Prof. John Madigan...
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Mar 9, 2015  Critics have been saying that Iran has so many uranium centrifuges whirring away that they are clearly aiming to build up a nuclear arsenal. But now, CBS News Correspondent Elizabeth Palmer says there appears to be a breakthrough...
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Mar 9, 2015  The head of the militant group Boko Haram has cut his group's ties to al-Qaida. Which might sound like good news - if he hadn't at the same time Tweeted out a tape, apparently pledging allegiance to ISIS...
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Mar 9, 2015  Well, now that winter's finally tapering off, you know what time of year it is. It's pothole season! The race is on to see which city can claim the biggest post-winter pothole. Will it be Fort Worth, Texas - or the New Jersey Turnpike?
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Mar 9, 2015  CBS' Steve Hartman heard about two city workers in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin who were digging a path through the snow that appeared to lead nowhere. It turns out that there's a pretty good reason...
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Mar 6, 2015  This winter has been quite harsh to say the least for the Northeast - and for Boston, in particular. All that snow on the ground makes it hard to get around - and that, as our CBS News colleague Anna Werner tells us has been bad for business...
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Mar 6, 2015  Frank Sinatra was born in December of 1915 and this is 2015 - so if he were still alive today, he'd be coming up on his 100th birthday. The New York Public Library of the Performing Arts has opened a celebration of his life...
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Mar 6, 2015  Since dogs and children often seem to get along well and have an instinctive fondness for one another, some time ago a person working with seriously sick children wondered whether maybe bringing a dog to visit might cheer up a child...
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Mar 6, 2015  Neuroscience researchers at Oxford University in Britain have developed a new kind of glasses that use cameras and computer software to help people with serious sight problems to see better. They're called "augmented reality glasses"...
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Mar 5, 2015  We've been alerted to a major scam you should know about: criminals posing as IRS agents, leaving a frightening phone message and warning people they had better call back. Our CBS News colleague Chip Reid has been looking into this...
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Mar 5, 2015  As we know, robots are amazing creations. They can do everything from make cars to perform surgery. Here is another really useful thing robots can do - they can cook our dinner, by learning from videos on YouTube...
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Mar 5, 2015  If you think the hamburgers at "Shake Shack" are worth waiting in line for a half an hour, there's some good news. Danny Meyer, the restauranteur behind the "Shake Shack" phenomenon, opened a pizza place in New York City last year...
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Mar 5, 2015  High blood pressure - or hypertension - is a real threat. It often has no symptoms - but, if left uncontrolled, it can bring about severe complications including heart attack, kidney failure and stroke. But there may be something to help...
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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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