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Internet Pioneers Win First-Ever Queen Elizabeth Prize For Engineering

The winners of the inaugural Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering were announced Monday in London. Five Internet pioneers — Marc Andreessen, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Vinton Cerf, Robert Kahn, and Louis Pouzin — will share the honor and the one million pound prize. The new U.K.-based award aims to be a "Nobel Prize" for engineering. Robert Siegel talks to Lord Browne of Madingley about the winners.
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Indonesian Zoo Breeds Rare Komodo Dragons

Seven baby Komodo dragons emerged from their shells at a zoo in Indonesia's East Java province.
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Some People Really Can Taste The Rainbow

Some people with a rare neurological condition known as synesthesia can taste shapes or smell color. And when these people work in the food industry, it can radically redefine flavor profiles. (Blue wine? Moss-flavored cotton candy?)
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Scientists Catalog Individual Dust Particles

Invisible dust particles are constantly swirling around in the air. And depending on what's in those particles, they may be affecting our health. Researchers have trapped individual dust particles, and analyzed their unique chemical makeup to create a dust particle library.
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VIDEO: See Comet Pan-STARRS Dragging Its Tail Through Space

The comet's now putting on a show in the Northern Hemisphere's night sky. Using its orbiting observatories, NASA captured a stereo view from space that offers a unique perspective.
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A Peek Into Exoplanet's Atmosphere Offers Clues To How It Was Formed

Scientists say the discovery of more carbon than oxygen and no methane in the atmosphere of a gas giant favors one theory of solar system formation.

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