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Batman is No Match For Physics

Batman may be able to save Gotham from villians but the rules of physics apply to him. Four British graduate students produced a paper called "Trajectory of a falling Batman." It says Batman could glide off a 500-foot building as he does in the 2005 movie but he'd hit the ground at a life-threatening 50 miles-per-hour.

British Border Officials Gain New Powers

Renee Montagne reports on tougher interview rules for certain foreign migrants applying for visas to study in the UK.

Vote Counting Continues In Libya's Historic Election

Votes are still being tabulated for seats on Libya's national assembly. Exit polls indicate the National Forces Alliance, a collection of groups, is leading over Islamist organizations such as the Muslim Brotherhood. Renee Montagne talks to Dirk Vandewalle, an associate professor of government at Dartmouth College, who is in the Libyan capital Tripoli.

Mubarak's Dream Remains Just That In Egypt's Desert

Fifteen years ago, Egypt's Hosni Mubarak embarked on a grand project to cultivate farmland in the desert and create new towns. But massive projects like Toshka in southern Egypt have languished due to mismanagement, corruption and Mubarak's ouster.