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Keeping a head above water in Alaska

Nov 11, 2005
Global warming has the water rising in the Native Alaskan village of Newtok. And as Aliza Sherman Risdahl reports, residents have few options.
Posted In: Science

MIT tracks students' wireless devices

Nov 7, 2005
MIT recently unveiled a campus-wide map that tracks the wireless devices of its students to, among other things, allow users to figure out where they can study in peace. From the Innovation Desk at WUNC, Janet Babin reports.

Is your BlackBerry in danger?

Oct 27, 2005
A decision by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts Wednesday could jeopardize sales of BlackBerries in the United States. Janet Babin reports.

Robot race — and the winner is...

Oct 10, 2005
Last year's defense-department sponsored DARPA race saw no robots cross the finish line. This time around, five did. Marketplace's Brett Neely reports. Plus web extra: robot slideshow.
Posted In: Washington

Desert robot race, sponsored by DOD

Oct 5, 2005
The Defense Department is sponsoring the DARPA Grand Challenge, a 150-mile race for robots. More than 40 robots have been competing for a spot in this year's derby on Saturday. Marketplace's Brett Neely reports.

Motivation to eat right

Aug 1, 2005
There is a new — and unexpected — place where we can find dieting inspiration. Commentator and admitted chocaholic Beth Tietell just isn't buying.
Posted In: Science

Rosie the Robot meets her match

Jul 28, 2005
What would the Jetson's cleaning droid think of Roomba, the robot vaccuum? And what about its parent company going public? David Brown talks to reporter Hiawatha Bray.

A new nuke

Jun 28, 2005
This morning scientists announced they'll build a reactor in southern France. But this one is fusion, not fission. Geoff Brumfiel from Nature magazine says it could work.
Posted In: Science

The stem cell race: off and running

Jun 22, 2005
Federal funding for stem cell research has been the center of much debate. But a new study out this week says more than 3,000 stem cell-related patents have been filed around the world in just the last five years. Wellesley College Professor Robert Paarlberg talks with Cheryl Glaser.
Posted In: Science

All things digital in San Diego

May 24, 2005
Some of the biggest names in the technology business are meeting today near San Diego. And the conference agenda is a sign of what's to come from the industry over the next several years. Host David Brown speaks to <i>Fortune's</i> Adam Lashinsky - who's covering the event.
Posted In: Science