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The Osgood File / 01-28-15 / 9:25 AM01/28/15
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 / 01-28-15 / 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 / 01-28-15 / 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 / 01-28-15 / 6:25 AM
A hundred-and-two years ago, Henry Ford introduced the first moving assembly line for the American car industry - and it's been the keystone of mass production ever since. Today though, there is a new way to make cars.
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 / 01-27-15 / 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 / 01-27-15 / 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 / 01-27-15 / 6:25 AM
Stonehenge, that mysterious assemblage of stones in the English countryside, was put there before recorded history - more than four thousand years ago in the Stone Age. The Smithsonian Channel has just done a documentary about it...
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 / 01-26-15 / 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 / 01-26-15 / 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 / 01-24-15 / 6:25 AM
Our CBS News colleague Chip Reid visited a fourth-grade class in Washington, DC recently, because he thought what was going on there that day was important: a visit to the class by local celebrity chef James Robinson. Why?
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 / 01-23-15 / 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 / 01-23-15 / 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 / 01-23-15 / 6:25 AM
NASA's Opportunity Rover arrived on the planet Mars eleven years ago and started bouncing around on its surface and sending back pictures - says our CBS News colleague John Blackstone. But, something unexpected happened...
The Osgood File / 01-22-15 / 9:25 AM
Remembering all our different usernames and passwords these days is a pain in the neck. But there's technology that can see your face, look into your eyes and tell that it's you - without your having to remember your username or password...
The Osgood File / 01-22-15 / 8:25 AM
Most wedding rings for men are pretty much alike - they're gold or silver bands. Well, a jeweler in Georgia by the name of Bruce Boone has crafted what you might call the "Swiss Army Knife" of rings. It is called "The Man Ring"...
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 / 01-22-15 / 6:25 AM
You may have heard the orchestral suite "The Planets," composed by Gustav Holst a century ago. He used music to capture what he thought were the "personalities" of each of the planets. We may have to revise his suite to include two more...
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