The Osgood File
The Osgood File / 02-27-15 / 9:25 AM02/27/15
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...
The Osgood File / 02-27-15 / 8:25 AM
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...
The Osgood File / 02-27-15 / 7:25 AM
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...
The Osgood File / 02-27-15 / 6:25 AM
"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...
The Osgood File / 02-26-15 / 9:25 AM
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...
The Osgood File / 02-26-15 / 8:25 AM
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...
The Osgood File / 02-26-15 / 7:25 AM
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...
The Osgood File / 02-26-15 / 6:25 AM
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...
The Osgood File / 02-25-15 / 9:25 AM
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?
The Osgood File / 02-25-15 / 8:25 AM
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...
The Osgood File / 02-25-15 / 7:25 AM
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...
The Osgood File / 02-25-15 / 6:25 AM
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...
The Osgood File / 02-24-15 / 9:25 AM
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...
The Osgood File / 02-24-15 / 8:25 AM
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...
The Osgood File / 02-24-15 / 7:25 AM
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...
The Osgood File / 02-24-15 / 6:25 AM
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"...
The Osgood File / 02-23-15 / 9:25 AM
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...
The Osgood File / 02-23-15 / 8:25 AM
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...
The Osgood File / 02-23-15 / 7:25 AM
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"...
The Osgood File / 02-23-15 / 6:25 AM
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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