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In Sweden, Remote-Control Airport Is A Reality02/01/15
Sweden is the first country in the world to use new technology to land passenger airplanes remotely. At an airport in a tiny town, flights are guided by operators sitting miles away.
Media Outlets Partner With Snapchat To Appeal To Younger Users
As people disappear from the audiences of conventional news organizations, 11 media outlets have partnered with Snapchat in the U.S. to offer its younger users easily digested fare within the app.
Charles Townes, Laser Inventor, Black Hole Discoverer, Dies At 99
Physicist Charles Townes died Tuesday. He was a key inventor of the laser and won the Nobel Prize for his discovery in 1964. But his career didn't end there.
'Maker Space' Allows Kids To Innovate, Learn In The Hospital
At a children's hospital in Nashville, Tenn., a mobile maker space allows patients to share materials and tools to build new things, while also teaching them about math and science.
Remaking The U.S. Government's Online Image, One Website At A Time
A team called 18F aims to bring a Silicon Valley approach to government IT — one aimed at the users of websites rather than the agencies behind them.
Yahoo Plans To Spin Off Remaining Stake In Alibaba
Yahoo has announced it will spin off its 15 percent stake in the Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba. Shareholders had been waiting for that decision.
Sling TV Could Be Cable-Cutter's Dream
Sling TV launches in a few weeks. That's the new streaming service from Dish that allows viewers to stream content previously only available through cable.
3 Voices, 1 Threat: Personal Stories Of Cyberhacking
In President Obama's State of the Union address, he gave fresh emphasis to a problem that has been in the headlines: cybersecurity. Here are three people who have experienced security breaches.
Virtual Games Try To Generate Real Empathy For Faraway Conflict
A corner of the video game industry is covering the news through immersive experiences. One game transports players into the middle of the Syrian civil war.
Facebook Aims To Weed Fakes From Your News Feed
No, Macauley Culkin didn't die — that was a fake news story you saw on Facebook. This week, Facebook added a feature for reporting hoaxes. NPR's Laura Sydell explains the details to Scott Simon.
App Links Sex Assault Survivors To Help, But Who Downloads It?
The D.C.-based smartphone tool connects people with a ride to the hospital and a team of medical professionals trained in dealing with sexual assault. But students aren't rushing to download the app.
Police Departments Issuing Body Cameras Discover Drawbacks
They are being hailed as a technological solution to bad police-community relationships, but research on the cameras' impact is thin, and some departments are dealing with unintended consequences.
Google Could Provide Relief To Sprint, T-Mobile With Wireless Deal
Google plans to enter the wireless phone business, according to published reports. By purchasing capacity on the T-Mobile and Sprint networks, Google could sell mobile service directly to customers, a move that would shake up the wireless industry.
Debate: Is Amazon The Reader's Friend?
Two teams of editors and writers, including best-selling author Scott Turow, face off over Amazon's influence over the publishing industry, in the latest debate from Intelligence Squared U.S.
X-Rays Open Secrets Of Ancient Scrolls
Scientists have used a particle accelerator to read ancient scrolls without unrolling them. The breakthrough could potentially be used to decipher hundreds of texts.
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