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Hawaii: 'Let Nature Take Its Course' On Molasses Spill

Authorities say the sweet slick has suffocated thousands of fish and could lead to an increase in predator species in the area.
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Mount McKinley's Gotten Shorter Again

Twice in recent decades more accurate measurements have led experts to say North America's tallest peak is shorter than they thought. It's still No. 1 on the continent, though.
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Predicting The Future

Visions of the future don't just have to come from science fiction. There's very real technology today giving us clues about how our future lives might be transformed. So what might our future look like? And what does it take for an idea about the future to become a reality? In this hour, TED speakers make some bold predictions and explain how we might live in the future.
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How Do You Predict The Future?

Back in 1984, technology leader Nicholas Negroponte was able to predict, with surprising accuracy, e-readers, face to face teleconferencing and the touchscreen interface of the iPhone.
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What Does The Future Of Crime Look Like?

The world is becoming increasingly open, and that has implications both bright and dangerous. Marc Goodman works to prevent future crimes and acts of terrorism, even those security threats not yet invented.
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Will Sequencing Your Genes Change The Way You Live — And Die?

Do you know your genome? It might not be such an usual question in the future. Entrepreneur Richard Resnick says genome sequencing is going to get cheaper and faster — and will turn health care, and perhaps politics, upside down.
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When Will Driveless Cars Be A Part Of Our Everyday Lives?

Researcher Sebastian Thrun helped build Google's amazing driverless car, which he says will not only revolutionize how we get around, but also save lives.
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Will GPS Change Our Standards for Privacy?

Todd Humphreys forecasts the near-future of geolocation when millimeter-accurate GPS "dots" will enable you to find pin-point locations, index-search your physical possessions — or to track people without their knowledge.
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What Predictions From 1984 Came True?

Back in 1984, technology leader Nicholas Negroponte was able to predict, with surprising accuracy, e-readers, face to face teleconferencing and the touchscreen interface of the iPhone.
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Treating Kids' Cancer With Science And A Pocket Full Of Hope

Lessons in optimism from very ill children inspire pediatric oncologist Jim Olson in his hunt for better treatments for brain tumors. If a boy too sick to get out of bed can still find a way to have a snowball fight with his older brother, then Olson figures he can find ways to improve brain surgery.

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