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So You Flunked A Racism Test. Now What?

Scientists are working on ways to train our brains away from deeply held prejudices — including hacking your subconscious while you sleep.

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How Cellphone Use Can Help Determine A Person's Creditworthiness

In the developing world, where many people lack bank accounts or credit cards, banks may hesitate to loan them money. But researchers say cellphones can help determine people's creditworthiness.
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Forget The 117 Steps: 3-D Video Makes Fallingwater Accessible To All

A filmmaker has created a way to make Frank Lloyd Wright's masterpiece home, Fallingwater in Pennsylvania, accessible to those with physical limitations.
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New National Guard Cyber Units May Help Retain Troops

As the Pentagon gives the Guard a new mission to defend government systems from cyberattacks, the Guard hopes these new units will help keep troops with IT skills from leaving the service.
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Hope Or Hype: The Revolution In Africa Will Be Wireless

Young entrepreneurs in Africa say they're leading a tech movement from the ground up. They think technology can solve social ills. But critics wonder if digital fixes can make a dent.
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HitchBOT: When Bad Things Happen To Good Robots

HitchBOT, the robot that hitchhiked across Canada and Europe, was found vandalized beyond repair in Philadelphia on Saturday. Its makers hope people remember "all the joy" it brought.
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Author: Tech Firms' Rhetoric Outpaces The Actual Good They Do

Author Kentaro Toyama says despite tech firms' good intentions, using technology to solve social problems falls short. NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Toyama about his new book.
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Group Offers To Help Revive HitchBOT That Was Vandalized In Philadelphia

A kid-sized robot that's built around a PVC bucket and sports a friendly face, the hitchBOT couldn't make it out of Philadelphia in one piece.

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How Artificial Intelligence And Robots Will Impact Jobs And How We Think About Work

Many experts say artificial intelligence and robots will displace jobs at a faster and faster pace over the coming decade. What changes in technology could mean for how we work.

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An App Tells Painful Stories Of Slaves At Monticello's Mulberry Row

A new app uses geolocation to bring to life a lesser-known section of Thomas Jefferson's Virginia estate — Mulberry Row, which was the bustling enclave of skilled slaves who worked at Monticello.

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