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Why Is This Supercomputer So Superfast?

Titan, potentially the world's fastest computer, comes online at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The supercomputer is designed to do more than 20,000 trillion calculations a second, allowing researchers to model everything from black holes to nuclear reactors. And they'll have video gamers to thank for its blazing speed.
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As U.S. States Look To Add Food Labels, Denmark Looks To Subtract Some

The proliferation of informational food labels can be more confusing than helpful to consumers. So some international groups and the country of Denmark are seeking to pare the 400 or so known labels to a more manageable size.
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Tracking Hurricane Sandy: Handy Maps And Apps

We've pulled together a selection of storm-tracking maps, graphics and animations from across the web to help keep you abreast of the storm's developments.
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The Science Of Why Sandy Is Such A Dangerous Storm

Hurricanes often weaken as they travel north across colder water and approach land. But Sandy hasn't. One reason is that it's expected to change from a tropical storm powered by warm ocean water to something more like a winter storm powered by temperature and pressure differences in the atmosphere.
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Assessing The Health Benefits Of Omega-3 (Rebroadcast)

Omega-3 fish oil supplements are widely thought to help prevent a variety of ailments including heart disease, Alzheimer's and depression: Assessing the health benefits of an Omega-3 rich diet.

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Celebrating Autumn All Year Round ... By Becoming A Leaf

It's one thing to admire autumn leaves. It's another thing to become those leaves. Here we proudly present a collection of forest insects who spend their lives looking almost exactly like leaves about to drop from trees. And sometimes, they literally do it!
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New York City Goes Quiet As Storm Nears

Steve Inskeep speaks with NPR's Zoe Chace, Robert Smith and Jon Hamilton about the impact of Hurricane Sandy on New York City. Schools, the subway, even the floor of the New York Stock Exchange have been shuttered in advance of the storm. Nearly 400,000 New Yorkers in low-lying coastal areas have been told to evacuate.
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The Science Behind Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy is swinging in toward the Eastern Seaboard of the U.S., packing winds of more than 75 miles per hour, heavy rains and storm surges that could reach 11 feet. Steve Inskeep speaks with NPR's Jon Hamilton about the science behind the storm.

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