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Spaceports, New Mexico and Richard Branson

Dec 13, 2005
The newest transportation hub in the United States will be built in New Mexico. Not an airport or a train station. It's something a bit more...out there. The state of New Mexico and uber-entrepreneur Richard Branson are building a Spaceport.
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Mapping cancer

Dec 13, 2005
Scientists have decoded the human genome, the chimp genome, and the cow and the yeast and the rat and the dog genome. Today the National Institutes of Health launched a new project, to map the cancer genome. Helen Palmer reports from the Health Desk at WGBH.
Posted In: Health, Science

Broadband is good for your health

Dec 8, 2005
If we were more wired, we could save billions of healthcare dollars, says a report released today. It looks specifically at how the bill for seniors and the disabled could be slashed if speedy broadband access were more widespread. From the Health Desk at WGBH, Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health, Science

Roadcasting

Dec 7, 2005
New technology is being developed to allow drivers to share music files with other motorists. Joel Rose looks at how it works.
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The world post-Kyoto

Nov 29, 2005
Environmental officials from around the world are in Montreal trying to hammer out a new round of greenhouse gas limits once the Kyoto protocol expires. Steve NcNally reports.
Posted In: Canada, Science

Scientific American's Top 50

Nov 23, 2005
Janet Babin looks at what made the cut in Scientific American's top 50 contributions to science in 2005.
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Drug battle in D.C.

Nov 18, 2005
The drug industry is suing Washington, D.C. over a city law that caps prescription drug prices. The city is trying to cut down on the amount it spends annually on drugs for uninsured residents. Stuart Cohen reports.
Posted In: Canada, Health, New York, Science

Patent reform urged for genome technology

Nov 17, 2005
A National Academy of Science report out today calls for reforms in the US patent system to encourage development of genomic technology. Janet Babin reports.
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Nanotechnology under review

Nov 17, 2005
A congressional panel today looks at consumer and environmental safety issues concerning the use of nanotechnology in hundreds of consumer products. Sam Eaton reports.
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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.
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