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Road construction nightmare

May 4, 2006
Six men have been indicted for using bad concrete to build Boston's beleaguered Big Dig highway project. From WBUR, reporter Martha Bebinger looks at what went wrong.
Posted In: Science, Washington

Tobacco sellers take NY to court

May 4, 2006
In New York, you're not allowed to sell tobacco over the Internet. Surprise, surprise: The people who sell tobacco online aren't happy. They're suing, as Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: New York, Science

Lawyers, lobbyists wage search engine wars

May 3, 2006
Microsoft is trying to get ahead in the search engine business by leaving Google out of its new browser. Commentator Robert Reich says Google's fighting back, but not necessarily fighting fair.
Posted In: Science

Dylan and XM

May 3, 2006
Bob Dylan becomes the latest big name today to get a show on satellite radio, but are the celebrity DJs worth it? Lisa Napoli reports.
Posted In: Science

Intel primes the pump

May 3, 2006
Looking to seed demand from future computer users in the developing world, Intel announced Tuesday it plans to spend $1 billion over five years to teach computer skills to children in emerging economies. Rachel Dornhelm reports.
Posted In: Canada, Science

Laptop theft

May 2, 2006
Imagine someone steals a laptop from your bank or your phone company. It happens more than you might think, and that has some major identity theft and security consequences. Sean Cole reports.
Posted In: Science

The search engine wars

May 1, 2006
Google is complaining about Microsoft's new Web browser and its default search tool, saying the business strategy is similar to how Microsoft dealt with its Media Player technology — and that ended up in court. Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Science

Call it a space journey

Apr 26, 2006
Russians are making all the runs to the International Space Station because the US space shuttle is still grounded. Congress is hammering out next year's federal budget and a Senate committee spent the day taking a long hard look at NASA. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Science

Budding interest in seed technology

Mar 20, 2006
A United Nations-funded group begins talks on biodiversity this week in Brazil. One topic on the agenda has US seed companies interested: a possible moratorium on the testing or sale of sterile seed technology. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Science

Big marketing opportunity: animal names

Mar 14, 2006
A few days ago, scientists discovered a new species of animal in the Pacific that looks like a hairy lobster. Researchers named it Kiwa hirsuta. They also blew a golden chance to make some money, says commentator Natasha Loder.
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