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Sep 1, 2014  As the barbeque editor for "Texas Monthly" Magazine, nobody knows more about Texas Barbeque than Daniel Vaughn. At least five times a week, you'll find him ordering up a plate-full, says our CBS News colleague Michelle Miller...
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Sep 1, 2014  A former New York City firefighter has developed an alternative to the traditional fire hydrant that's been in use now for more than a century. George Sigelakis is the creator of the Sigelock Spartan Hydrant. How does it work?
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Sep 1, 2014  We like to freeze food, so we can keep it around longer - but some kinds of food withstand freezing better than others. Well, from a land which knows about freezing comes a method to put the crunch back into frozen vegetables...
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Sep 1, 2014  After champagne, Chianti is probably the best known wine in the world - and Castello di Brolio in Tuscany is where it was invented. Baron Francesco Ricasoli owns the castle - and the brand, says our CBS News colleague Allen Pizzey...
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Aug 29, 2014  Despite some recent rumblings, the President will not be ordering airstrikes on Syria to attack the Islamic State. Some people found his comment shocking: "No strategy? We're America - we should have a strategy for everything."
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Aug 29, 2014  It's called the "forced switch." And if you're on a brand-name medication, it could happen to you - just like it has to Michael Hitch of Maryville, Tennessee. He's only 54 - but he's already showing the symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease...
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Aug 29, 2014  He's been calling races for more than 40 years - and now, at the age of 63, track announcer Tom Durkin is riding himself across the finish line. He'll call his last race at Saratoga on Sunday - and oh, what calls he's made over the years...
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Aug 29, 2014  As CDs fade away, the Library of Congress wants to make sure they're preserved, so that future generations will remember when music was stored on little silver things. They're sometimes more fragile than vinyl records they replaced...
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Aug 28, 2014  Most international stories have been bumped by the ordeals of the journalists kidnapped in Syria, reinforcing a brutal image of Islam - and drowning the mainstream imams, who now see their religion reduced to a recruiting tool for terrorists...
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Aug 28, 2014  The shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri has pushed many police departments across the country to get serious about equipping every cop with a police cam. Our CBS News colleague Bob Orr has a case in point from Laurel, Maryland...
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Aug 28, 2014  There are many different religious faiths in America. But lately, they find themselves sharing one universal commandment: Thou Shalt Be Online. And that's where a website founded by Sean Coughlin called FaithStreet comes in...
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Aug 28, 2014  Researchers at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland have produced a working thymus - an organ near the heart that produces immune cells - by taking reprogrammed cells grown in the lab and transplanting them into a living mouse...
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Aug 27, 2014  James Foley's execution at the hands of a terrorist who appears to be a British subject has called attention to the number of Westerners who have converted to Islam for the expressed purpose of joining the fight in Syria - including an American...
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Aug 27, 2014  The business world is abuzz about Burger King's new corporate structure under its deal for Tim Hortons. It will be an American company, largely owned by three Brazilian billionaires, that will now be headquartered in Canada...
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Aug 27, 2014  Imagine taking 200 people - packing them into narrow seats in rows sometimes as close as 28 inches apart - then locking the door and sending the whole assembly five miles into the sky with only vending machine snacks for food...
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Aug 27, 2014  Maybe you've noticed: as you get older, the computer screen gets fuzzier and fuzzier. But suppose the screen was smart enough to compensate for that. It's possible when you have a computer screen that focuses itself...
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Aug 26, 2014  U.S. airstrikes have managed to slow down the ISIS attack on Northern Iraq. But, Pentagon planners know that the only way to stop ISIS would be to attack them in Syria - which is where their senior leaders and most of their forces are positioned...
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Aug 26, 2014  When it comes to earthquake warnings, Mexico and Japan are far ahead of the United States. But the new system at University of California at Berkeley did issue a warning ten seconds before Napa started shaking on Sunday...
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Aug 26, 2014  Parents have known it for a long time - and now, the pediatricians have finally come around. The American Academy of Pediatrics has made it official: high school students aren't getting enough sleep - and school needs to start later...
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Aug 26, 2014  I'm sure you've seen videos of those little quadcopter drones, with the four spinning propellers. Well, a British engineer and helicopter pilot is adapting that design to carry much more than just a camera. He's designing it to carry a person...
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Aug 25, 2014  The execution of reporter James Foley by a jihadi who spoke with a British accent has sent a shiver through the U.K., because it turns out that quite a few British subjects have joined the fight in Syria - and not just men...
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Aug 25, 2014  E-cigarettes are those battery-powered cigarettes that vaporize a nicotine solution, instead of burning tobacco - so you get the nicotine without the tar. The American Heart Association has something to say about them...
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Aug 25, 2014  A lot of stars are fed up with the paparazzi. But now, they have a new tool: those propeller-powered drones. So now, they're the proparazzi. And Sean Burke with the Paparazzi Reform Initiative is trying to change that...
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Aug 25, 2014  Whale-watching trips are a big business on the West Coast. There is nothing quite like seeing a humpback whale breach. And the humpbacks apparently figured the act was going so well, it was time to take it to New York City...
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Aug 22, 2014  The oceans are so big, and we humans are so small, that some people don't think we can possibly harm them. But Dr. Sylvia Earle, one of the world's most famous ocean explorers, knows better - and she warns us...
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Aug 22, 2014  Most of us have no idea what it's like to have cluster headaches. As the name suggests, it's not just one headache but a cluster of them hitting rapid-fire. But there's an experimental device that could change all of that...
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Aug 22, 2014  The woodpecker spends a lot of time slamming its head and beak into trees at a high rate of speed just to find food. How does a woodpecker manage to avoid brain injuries from all that pecking? The tough little bird can teach us a thing or two...
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Aug 22, 2014  You know the phrase "standing still as a statue?" Well it suggests a complete lack of involvement, no response to what is going on around. But they may have to come up with a new phrase in Britain. How about "chatty as a statue?"
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Aug 21, 2014  What if every vehicle on the road could automatically read the speed, brake status and direction of every car around it - ahead, behind and on either side of it - and react accordingly? Vehicle-to-vehicle systems are on the way...
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Aug 21, 2014  Birds of a feather flock together - and in the family of birds, starlings are quite a social bunch. Their acrobatic swirls they make whenever they decided to fly together have delighted - but also puzzled - bird experts for years...
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Aug 21, 2014  There's what sounds like a pretty sweet job posting right now at Cambridge University in England. They're looking for a doctoral student who will spend the next three-and-a-half years studying the "fundamentals" of chocolate...
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Aug 21, 2014  Children - especially teenagers - are notorious for having perfected the art of ignoring their parents. Modern communications systems have given them whole new ways to do this - but Sharon Standiford of Houston had enough of it...
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Aug 20, 2014  Erik Finman is the founder of Botangle, an online education program that links students with instructors around the world - pretty remarkable since he's only 15 years old, says our CBS News colleague Michelle Miller...
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Aug 20, 2014  Since computer chips are made of silicon, a lot of great technology's come out of Silicon Valley. One startup company there headed by 21-year-old Aamir Patel is using silica chemistry to produce a shirt made of hydrophobic fabric...
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Aug 20, 2014  The words "tractor beam" sound like something out of science fiction. But physicists in Australia have created their own tractor beam - not for use in a galaxy far, far away - but for on the water right here on Earth...
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Aug 20, 2014  Well, here's something for you multitaskers out there: What if you could get your exercise - and wash your clothes - and save money, all at the same time? A designer in South Korea has created a device he calls "The Wheel"...
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Aug 19, 2014  Until now, robots have been likely to do things to you rather than for you - like reading your license plate and giving you a traffic ticket. But at MIT's Media Lab, they've come up with a friendly, family robot called Jibo...
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Aug 19, 2014  The Farm-to-Table Movement encourages people to eat food from local farms. But a top chef has a curious twist on that. Chef Dan Barber - who just wrote the book "The Third Plate" - told our CBS News colleague Don Dahler...
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Aug 19, 2014  Hummingbirds are very efficient when they fly. Scientists say the ratio of the wings' length to their width is the reason why. We can learn a lot from hummingbirds which we can apply to our own manmade objects in the sky...
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Aug 19, 2014  For steak lovers, there is nothing like a good steak that's been cooked to perfection. There's more than one kind of steak - and more than one way to make steaks sizzle, from the kitchen to the barbecue - to the volcano...
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Aug 18, 2014  When a soldier is wounded on the battlefield, chances of survival depend on minutes - even seconds. There's now a device that may help make all the difference in the world: an injectable foam to plug a wound and to stem blood loss...
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Aug 18, 2014  It is so easy - altogether too easy - to get distracted when we're in the middle of something, isn't it? Concentration can be difficult in those circumstances - and it doesn't take much to short-circuit our short-term memory, either...
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Aug 18, 2014  There's an organization called Code.Org, a nonprofit that's determined to have computer science taught at every single school in America - and soon. A former Microsoft developer named Hadi Partovi is behind it...
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Aug 18, 2014  Maybe you're in the market for a new recreational vehicle? Something to tool around the country in? Well, wait 'til you hear what's available now: a luxury RV called the "eleMMent Palazzo," made by a company in Austria...
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Aug 15, 2014  We call them the laws of physics - the natural rules that make the Universe work the way it does. We think those laws can't be broken - except when they are. And here's a case in point that could change space travel: The Impossible Engine...
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Aug 15, 2014  When someone makes music that lasts, that is quite an accomplishment. But what if a computer could create music that sounds like something that we could have made ourselves? That's where a program called Iamus comes in...
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Aug 15, 2014  A long time ago - in a galaxy far, far away - there was "Star Wars." And some students in Britain say that one part of "Star Wars" has the potential to become science fact. We're talking about deflector shields - that's right, deflector shields...
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Aug 15, 2014  You may have heard of the saying, "Where you stand depends on where you sit." Well, that's true about a lot of things - and perhaps it applies to whether or not you like working behind a desk all day...
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Aug 14, 2014  In November 1943, 18,000 U.S. Marines stormed the island of Tarawa in the Central Pacific - occupied and heavily fortified by the Japanese - during World War II. The Marines took the island in three days, but at a terrible price...
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Aug 14, 2014  Summer camp used to be mostly fun and games, but they're getting more and more specialized. At one summer camp outside Boston right now, some kids are testing a new medical device: a bionic pancreas...
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Aug 14, 2014  Aaron Fotheringham is a 22-year-old athlete in a wheelchair. He was born with spina bifida, a spinal cord defect that left him without the use of his legs. But in the world of extreme sports, there's no one quite like him...
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Aug 14, 2014  It's been said the Internet was invented so people would have a more efficient way of exchanging funny cat videos. Turns out that's no laughing matter. Cisco suggests videos will account for 84 percent of all traffic on the Internet by 2018...
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Aug 13, 2014  Lauren Bacall, the definitive Hollywood star, died yesterday at her New York home. She was 89. Bacall was only 19 and Humprhrey Bogart was 45 when she gave him that unforgettable whistling lesson in "To Have and Have Not"...
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Aug 13, 2014  The U.S. Military is always on a mission to find the next big thing to maintain an edge on the battlefield. Well, there's a creature who is inspiring what could become part of the next generation of combat gear - and that animal is the gecko...
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Aug 13, 2014  Some of us take coffee very, very seriously. And when it comes to roasting coffee beans, how much roasting is too much roasting? Well, it depends on how the beans sing as they heat up - that's right, sing...
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Aug 13, 2014  Police spend a lot of time and money trying to keep drunk drivers off the road, using tools from red light cameras to automatic radar detectors. And there's something else that may also help save lives one day: a roadside laser...
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Aug 12, 2014  On behalf of Robin Williams' family, his widow said: "As he is remembered, it's our hope that the focus will not be on Robin's death, but on the countless moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions." That's what we'll try to do...
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Aug 12, 2014  The drought remains extreme across Northern Texas. Ranchers can't dig wells deep enough, fast enough to keep up with the diminishing supply and the increasing demand for water. Buster Frierson manages a cattle ranch near Fort Worth...
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Aug 12, 2014  Thirty years ago, some thoroughbred racehorses whose racing days had ended - and were no longer of any use to their owners - were sent to a farm at Wallkill, New York - to be cared for by convicts serving prison terms...
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Aug 12, 2014  Firefighters risk their lives to save people from burning buildings and other dangerous situations. With all the hazards they face, firefighters could benefit from some super-strength of their own. Well, there's an idea to give them that...
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Aug 11, 2014  One of the things we take too much for granted in this country is that when you turn the water faucet on, water comes out. But as we've been hearing lately, a lot of the water systems in America's cities are pretty decrepit...
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Aug 11, 2014  One of the best investments a business manager can make is hiring good people and taking the time and trouble to mentor them and how to succeed. Our colleague Steve Hartman tells us about Phil Bono and Oscar Valle...
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Aug 11, 2014  For athletes, the name of the game is peak performance. They focus on what's the best workout regimen, what's the right diet, and so on. But there is something else that holds the key to how well athletes perform - and that is their brains...
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Aug 11, 2014  If you dread going to the dentist, you know the sound of a drill all too well. But the good news is that drill may one day become a thing of the past, thanks a technique created by researchers at King's College London...
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Aug 8, 2014  While the outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa may not be a threat here, international relief organizations told a Congressional committee in Washington yesterday that it would be a mistake to conclude that this is not our problem...
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Aug 8, 2014  When President Richard Nixon announced his resignation forty years ago, sixty million people watched on television. But as a young CBS News technician, George Christian - who still works for CBS today - saw it from just a few feet away...
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Aug 8, 2014  You could tell change was in the air at the NCAA last January, when athletes from some of the top college football powers started wearing black wristbands with the letters "A.P.U." - for "All Players United." And now...
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Aug 8, 2014  It's a living, edible masterpiece - and it's clear that the Internet loves it. The one-of-a-kind tree whose image has spread around the world is the work of Sam Van Aken, an art professor at Syracuse University who grew up on a farm...
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Aug 7, 2014  We have still not been given details of the reported theft by Russian hackers of one billion usernames, passwords and email addresses. But we've been told it involves at least some Fortune 500 companies...
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Aug 7, 2014  A new survey from the Pew Research Center asked about 1,900 experts and industry observers what the effects of artificial intelligence are likely to be by the year 2025. And it was close. According to Pew's Aaron Smith...
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Aug 7, 2014  Nature's insect control system is in trouble. Bats are dying by the millions, because of a fungus called "White Nose Syndrome" - very possibly brought to this country on the shoes of unknowing tourists...
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Aug 7, 2014  Once upon a time, America had a fleet of 2,700 wooden whaling ships - bringing back the whale oil that lit the nation's lamps. There is now exactly one seaworthy whaling ship left - and Skipper Kip Files got to sail her...
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Aug 6, 2014  The current issue of "National Geographic" visits families in Iowa, Texas and New York City to find out what it means to be among the 48 million Americans who report they run out of food at least once a year...
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Aug 6, 2014  We also know there's a terrorist watch list. But did you realize that since the near-miss with the so-called "Underwear Bomber" in 2009 that this list has more than doubled in size - and now contains 1.1 million names?
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Aug 6, 2014  Everyone knows Congress' approval is at about the level of Radio Shack stock. But if you ask voters if they'd vote for their own Congressman, historically a majority has said "Yes." Until now. So, why do we keep voting for people we hate?
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Aug 6, 2014  Having given away a daughter myself, I know that weddings today must be thoroughly documented by both video cameras and still cameras - and from every conceivable angle. And these days, you know what that includes?
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Aug 5, 2014  It was 1981 - the start of the Reagan Administration. James Brady had been at his dream job as Press Secretary just ten weeks when John Hinckley, Jr. tried to assassinate the President, who was leaving a speaking engagement...
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Aug 5, 2014  For a while, the cost of flying was going down. But the latest price survey finds the average domestic round-trip ticket, including taxes, is over 500 dollars now - up about 14 dollars from last year. And the reason is...
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Aug 5, 2014  Under Colorado law, the pot you buy in Colorado must be smoked in Colorado. That's part of the deal to get the Federal Government to look the other way. And yet, in neighboring Kansas, they can't ignore the marijuana from next door...
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Aug 5, 2014  Family records used to be on paper. We all knew where they were - we all had access to them. But more and more, family records are stored online on services like Facebook - and that can create problems when a family member dies...
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Aug 4, 2014  There it was in Sunday's New York Times: a full-page ad from a company called Leafly, offering advice on where to get the best medical marijuana, which is now legal in New York. And if Colorado's any indication, it's just the beginning...
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Aug 4, 2014  It's been said once you get into fly fishing, it's all you can think of. Tom Morgan is a legend among fly fishermen for the precision of his rods - all the more remarkable, because he himself hasn't been able to hold one for almost twenty years...
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Aug 4, 2014  When Superstorm Sandy swept through New York City, it wiped out one-quarter of the cell towers in the city - so just when everyone needed their phones for a bona fide emergency, the screen was showing "No Service." That led to an idea...
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Aug 4, 2014  You're in a car accident or you fall or you injure yourself during a game - you wake up in a hospital room, and you discover you can't move your legs. There's a program designed to make sure that day marks the beginning - not the end...
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Aug 1, 2014  Here's an age-old question: What gives meaning to our lives? And here's another question: How do we live long lives? Well, it turns out that the answers to both of those questions have something in common...
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Aug 1, 2014  We're always looking for better ways to get a good night's sleep - especially if the person next to us snores all the time. And from Down Under comes a mouthpiece that could stop all that snoring - and the dangers from sleep apnea...
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Aug 1, 2014  There's no national memorial in Washington honoring the five million American doughboys who served in World War I - or the 116,000 soliders who died "over there." And there are people now who want to change all that...
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Aug 1, 2014  In Sweden, a biometric system of payment has been developed. Quixter is based on a scan of the veins in your hand. No two are alike. You can't lose them. Nobody can steal them. And you're not going anywhere without them...
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Jul 31, 2014  Carbon emissions - including those emitted by the plastics industry - are part of the air pollution problem. But what if you could remove some that schmutz from the air and recycle it to make something useful out of it? Well, it's being done...
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Jul 31, 2014  Years ago, seals were hunted almost to the point of extinction off the coast of Cape Cod. The idea was to eliminate them - and they almost did. Then came an act of Congress - and scientists hoped the seals would rebound. And so they have...
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Jul 31, 2014  Many of us are concerned about losing our memories as we grow older. It does happen. Well, some researchers in California say they've come up with a way to help reduce the risk of that: Laugh about it - that's right, laugh...
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Jul 31, 2014  We've known for some time now how to desalinate salt water to turn it into drinking water. The U.S. Navy takes full advantage of that. But wouldn't it be great if the Navy could turn sea water into fuel? That is now a possibility...
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Jul 30, 2014  Pesticides and herbicides are now a ten-billion-dollar industry, but some doctors are worried about the health effects people exposed to those chemicals. Joe Holland has been in the lawn care business in New City, New York for 30 years...
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Jul 30, 2014  Jim Usherwood believes he can help soldiers with new footwear that eases the strain on their shins - and puts a spring in their step, by literally inserting a spring in the step - in the soles of their boots, just in front of the heel...
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Jul 30, 2014  You're listening to music through your earbud headphones, and then you unplug them and stuff them in your pocket. Later, when you pull the earbuds out of your pocket, the cords have become jumbled knots that take forever to undo...
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Jul 30, 2014  There's now a device that's in the works to help people who are blind or are otherwise visually impaired be able to read just about anything that's put in front of them - and it's as simple as a ring around your finger...
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Jul 29, 2014  At the Lake Meade Reservoir, there's a white ring where the water level used to be. It's way higher than it was before the current drought. But what you can't see underground is even more unnerving, says our CBS News colleague Teri Okita...
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Jul 29, 2014  When we think about 3D printing and its future in manufacturing, one of the most exciting developments is its use in commercial aviation. For example, take Airbus and its new A350-XWB jetliner, which includes parts made with a 3D printer...
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Jul 29, 2014  A park bench is a such simple place where you can sit down and rest for a while. Boston has introduced a series of "smart" park benches to help people stay connected while enjoying the outdoors - and learn something new along the way...
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Jul 29, 2014  Flies are such pesky critters, aren't they? Oh, that noise they make is anything but music to our ears. But, there's a certain type of fly with exceptional hearing that might hold the key to better hearing aids for us...
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