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Making Movies That Zoom Into Foreign Worlds

Photographer Roman Vishniac, perhaps most famous for documenting Jewish communities in Eastern Europe, was also a pioneer of cinemicroscopy — filming through a microscope. Flora Lichtman looks back at Vishniac's science cinema and talks to Dutch photographer Wim van Egmond about how he makes his award-winning images and videos of microorganisms.
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Tech Giants Gear Up For Patent Battle

A court battle between Apple and Samsung is underway in California, with each side arguing over intricate patent and trademark claims covering how the companies' phones and tablets work, look, and feel. Robin Feldman, professor at the UC Hastings College of the Law, explains some of the key issues in the court case and how it might affect the technology industry.
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One Doc's Prescription For Hassle-Free Healthcare

Dr. Jay Parkinson envisions a future of more efficient, hassle-free healthcare--and it starts online. He says he and his colleagues at the New York City-based healthcare start-up Sherpaa can solve 70 percent of patients' problems via email, eliminating a trip to the doctor's office.
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Planning For 'Curiosity' On Mars

If all goes according to plan, the Mars Science Laboratory rover, nicknamed 'Curiosity,' will touch down on the red planet this weekend following what NASA has called 'seven minutes of terror' during the descent. NPR science correspondent Joe Palca and John Grunsfeld, head of NASA's Science Directorate, give a preview of the mission and talk about what scientists hope to learn from the latest ambassador to Mars.
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Changing Views About A Changing Climate

What is the role of humans in climate change? "Call me a converted skeptic," physicist Richard Muller wrote in an Op-Ed in the New York Times this week, describing his analysis of data from the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature project. Though Muller was once a notable skeptic regarding studies connecting human activity to climate change, he has now concluded that "humans are almost entirely the cause" of global warming.
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For Mars Rover, Curiosity Is The Limit

Fingers are crossed that the Mars rover Curiosity will have a successful landing. Curiosity has been called one of the most complex Mars engineering projects ever. Host Michel Martin talks with Clara Ma, the teenager who named Curiosity, about her hopes for the mission.
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NASA Rover To Explore The Red Planet

A NASA rover called "Curiosity" is approaching Mars. After a more than eight-month journey, it's set to land on Mars late Sunday night. Steve Inskeep and Renee Montagne report.

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