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The Osgood File / 01-30-15 / 8:25 AM01/30/15
"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?
The Osgood File / 01-29-15 / 8:25 AM
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?
The Osgood File / 01-28-15 / 8:25 AM
A couple of years ago, doctors at Queen Mary University of London began experimenting with a tiny device - an implant the size of a small paperclip - to deal with drug-resistant hypertension. It's called The Coupler...
The Osgood File / 01-27-15 / 8:25 AM
Thirty years ago, 37 percent of the computer science graduates were women. Since then, computers have changed the world. There are millions holding such degrees, but only 12 percent of them are female...
The Osgood File / 01-26-15 / 8:25 AM
Dizzy Gillespie was one of the most influential musicians in the history of jazz. The bandleader and trumpeter - who used his cheeks as bagpipes, in a way - was a role model for many artists on and off the stage...
The Osgood File / 01-23-15 / 8:25 AM
For those of us who don't know sign language and its nuances, it can be quite a challenge to communicate with someone who is deaf. There is a tablet case that enables deaf people and those who can hear to carry on a conversation...
The Osgood File / 01-30-15 / 9:25 AM
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"...
The Osgood File / 01-29-15 / 9:25 AM
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?
The Osgood File / 01-28-15 / 9:25 AM
Everybody has bad habits. Now, there is a startup company in the Boston area that wants to help you break your bad habits - with a wristband that's called The Pavlok, which jolts you with an electric shock...
The Osgood File / 01-27-15 / 9:25 AM
Nothing has given astronomers more information about the Universe and its origins than the Hubble Telescope. But, something even more dramatic in in the works: The James Webb Space Telescope, set for launch in 2018...
The Osgood File / 01-26-15 / 9:25 AM
Has handwriting really become a thing of the past - a victim of the digital age? If so, why are designers at Microsoft working under team leader Ralf Groene spending millions of dollars on something that may bring handwriting back - big time?
The Osgood File / 01-23-15 / 9:25 AM
When you think of California crops, grapes come to mind - avocados maybe - but not coffee. But, nestled in the hillsides near Santa Barbara, California - just beneath the avocado groves - is Jay Ruskey's most promising new cash crop...
The Osgood File / 01-30-15 / 7:25 AM
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...
The Osgood File / 01-29-15 / 7:25 AM
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...
The Osgood File / 01-28-15 / 7:25 AM
Adopting dogs from animal shelters has caught on. In fact, in some areas, the demand for rescue dogs is so high that local shelters can't keep up - as our CBS News Colleague, Don Dahler found out in a recent visit to Salem, Massachusetts...
The Osgood File / 01-27-15 / 7:25 AM
On our earlier broadcast, our CBS News colleague Mark Phillips was telling us about the new technology now being used at Stonehenge to see that part of the complex beneath the surface. It is enormous - and you wonder how they did it...
The Osgood File / 01-26-15 / 7:25 AM
For those of us who either appear on or watch television, today is a very special day. On this day in 1926, a Scottish inventor by the name of John Logie Baird demonstrated something which he called a "televisor"...
The Osgood File / 01-23-15 / 7:25 AM
What if a car accident takes place late at night or in an area where there isn't anyone to see it and report it? A university student in Chile has developed a possible solution for this - it's a smartphone app called "SoSmart"...
The Osgood File / 01-22-15 / 7:25 AM
Life can sometimes seem like a roller coaster, full of ups and downs. Well, the Bar-Headed Geese seem to have taken those words to heart. They are native to China - and they spend much of their migratory flights over the Himalayas...
The Osgood File / 01-21-15 / 7:25 AM
There are about 2,000 very rare and very cute snub-nosed monkeys living in the cold and remote mountains not far from Tibet - difficult for humans to reach, even humans who are trying to save them, says our CBS News colleague Seth Doane...
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