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Go Figure: The Machine That Put Computation In Your Pocket

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In 1967, Jerry Merryman, with two colleagues, helped invent the first electronic hand-held calculator. The team wanted to create a device that would make adding machines and slide rules obsolete.
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Why Does Every New Restaurant Look Like A Factory?

The stripped-down look of exposed brick, poured cement floors, and Edison light bulbs is popular in restaurants across America. One reporter dares to ask, "Seriously, why?"
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Why Does Every New Restaurant Look Like A Factory?

The stripped-down look of exposed brick, poured cement floors, and Edison light bulbs is popular in restaurants across America. One reporter dares to ask, "Seriously, why?"
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Tough Problem: Airport Public Areas Designed For Commerce, Not Security

U.S. airports have security checkpoints to keep weapons off airplanes. But airports have public areas where people buy shop, check bags and line up for TSA. The public areas create vulnerabilities.
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Facebook Shakes Up News Feed, But We Still Don't Know Exactly How It Works

It will now prioritize posts from friends and family — potentially bad news for media companies relying on Facebook for traffic. The company has been under pressure to defend its political neutrality.

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