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Air Umbrella Uses Invisible Air Shield

Picture an umbrella handle and nothing else, something like a wand, that's the Air Umbrella. That wand apparently keeps you dry by releasing a shield of air. The tech website Mashable says it's still a design concept, but in theory you could adjust the power and size of your invisible air shield depending on how heavily it's raining.
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Dallas Residents Weigh In On 'Fiscal Cliff' Talks

The battle over the looming spending cuts and tax increases known as the "fiscal cliff" begins this week where it ended last week — deadlocked. While there is no agreement on how lawmakers should work out the details of a compromise, there is widespread consensus that a deal must get done for the good of the country.
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In Eye Control, A Promise To Let Your Tablet Go Hands-Free

Forget touch screens and voice recognition. What if you could control your computer just by looking at it? Gaze-based interaction has been around for 20 years, but it may be poised to become more widely available — and affordable.
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The Next Workplace? Behind The Wheel

From the back seat of a Bentley to the cab of a Ford F-150, NPR's Nina Gregory visits the L.A. Auto Show to check out the latest in mobile offices: vehicles designed for work.
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Pick A Number: Let's Play 'Cap Those Deductions'

Mitt Romney may have lost the election, but the tax policy he floated is sticking with congressional Republicans. Rather than raising rates, the GOP would prefer to shrink or eliminate deductions. So what would that do to the deficit — and to the middle class?
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Virginia's Coal Industry Jobs On The Decline

Jobs in the coal industry appear to be on the decline in southwest Virginia, and it's not clear when or if those jobs will return.

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Pepco Requests Rate Increase For Maryland Customers

The utility that serves the Washington suburbs has asked Maryland regulators for a rate increase.

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