Kristin Schwab

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Will the U.S. invent the next generation of batteries?

Dec 8, 2017
A potential lack of government funding could help other countries pull ahead.

Lithium-ion batteries are about as good as they can get

Dec 7, 2017
But it's just a matter of time before the problem is solved, a UC Berkeley engineer says.
To make lithium-ion batteries better, you have to invent new materials, says Kristin Persson of UC Berkeley.
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Entering the Facebook ecosystem at age 6

Dec 6, 2017
Will you let your children use the new Messenger Kids platform?
A look at Facebook's new chat app for kids.

Will only the rich cheat death?

Dec 5, 2017
Tech's wealthiest men are investing money in life-extension technology.
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Your phone tracks your location. The phone company knows ... who else should?

Nov 29, 2017
A Supreme Court case could determine your digital privacy. Sen. Ron Wyden wants his bill to pass first.
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Imagining the everyday economy of the moon

Nov 28, 2017
Andy Weir, author of "The Martian" and now "Artemis," on what colonizing space might look like.
A plane flies past the moon at sunset on March 3, 2015, in London.
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How cranberries get from the bog to your Thanksgiving table

Nov 23, 2017
Tech is helping the industry produce better fruit.
Cranberry bogs must be intentionally flooded to easily collect the fruit.

Predicting the technology of the future for the 2028 Olympics in Los Angeles

Nov 20, 2017
Some of the tech that will be used in Los Angeles may not have even been invented yet.
 A general view of the Olympic Rings in front of the Bolshoy Ice Dome prior to the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics in the Olympic Park Coastal Cluster on February 1, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Toronto is building a billion-dollar mini smart city

Nov 16, 2017
The city partnered with an Alphabet subsidiary to bring new tech to its waterfront.
Toronto Mayor John Tory during his visit to Marketplace's New York bureau.
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The Source Code: Ellen Pao

Nov 15, 2017
Our conversation with Ellen Pao on the pervasive sexual harassment problem in venture capital.
Ellen Pao leaves the San Francisco Superior Court Civic Center Courthouse during a lunch break from her trial on March 25, 2015, in San Francisco. Pao, Reddit's interim CEO, is suing her former employer, Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caulfield and Byers, for $16 million alleging she was sexually harassed.
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