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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.
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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.
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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.
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Google Rankings

May 6, 2005
Wanna know where the market closed?Google it. Wanna recipe for salmon teriyaki? You can google that, too. Google's success as a premiere search engine is thanks in part to its speed and its broad reach. But it's also cooked up its own secret recipe for ranking websites. Now the company's trying to patent a new technology for ranking news stories as Curt Nickisch reports.
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Oil exploration in coastal waters

May 3, 2005
Now that they've nearly managed to open the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas exploration, energy companies have set their sights on a new target: America's coastal waters. For about 20 years there's been a moratorium on most coastal drilling. But now there are efforts in Congress to change that. Marketplace's Matthew Algeo reports.
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AIDS in India

May 3, 2005
There's a number that AIDS activists keep an eye on when they're looking at how quickly the disease is spreading in a given country. A one percent infection rate is generally considered a tipping point. As Marketplace's Julie Small reports, India is almost there.
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Wanted: The next "Q"

Apr 29, 2005
A high tech mastermind with a wild imagination. The mission: to develop James Bond-style equipment for spies. Discretion requested. Those interested should apply to Her Majesty's Government. What's this all about? From London, Marketplace's Stephen Beard has been gathering intelligence.
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Meet clocky. The alarm clock. That runs away ...

Apr 6, 2005
What measures about a foot long, is brown and shaggy, and will not stop making noise till you get out of bed? Someone at MIT's Media Lab invented what amounts to a cross between an alarm clock and a cat. Call it Clocky. Everyone else does. At the preset moment, Clocky's alarm goes off. You hit Clocky's snooze button. Clocky rolls off the table to another part of the room. And Clocky starts beeping all over again. WBUR's Sean Cole reports.
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Cloning pets - Fido is that really you?

Apr 4, 2005
You may have seen the news photos late last December. A Texas woman showing off her $50,000 cat. Little Nicky was the kitten's name. The first cloned-to-order pet sold in the U.S. The company that claimed to have grown the cat is about to open the world's first commercial pet cloning lab. People can just walk in and after making a genetic deposit order up a new pet. As Brian Bull reports, not everyone's feeling warm and fuzzy...
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The highway to hydrogen-powered cars is a costly one

Mar 30, 2005
The Department of Energy has started doling out dollars for the development of alternative energy cars. Today two car companies announced deals with the government to build hydrogen-powered vehicles. The cars won't be on the road for years. And that's lucky. Because if you want one of these babies, you could could probably use these intervening years to save up for a downpayment. Marketplace's Matthew Algeo reports.
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