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Finally! A Decent Espresso On The International Space Station

An Italian aerospace firm, in conjunction with coffee company Lavazza and the Italian space agency, have jointly developed a system for producing zero-G espresso.
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Power To The Health Data Geeks

There's a gold rush on in health information technology. Entrepreneurs and venture capitalists are betting on companies that aim to help consumers, insurers and providers save money.
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Father Devises A 'Bionic Pancreas' To Help Son With Diabetes

Insulin monitors and pumps are getting better, but a person with diabetes will tell you they're far from ideal. Potential solutions include one that delivers two hormones to control blood sugar.
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Moving Beyond The Turing Test To Judge Artificial Intelligence

A computer program known as "Eugene Goostman" passed the Turing Test by convincing a group of people, via chat, that it was actually a 13-year-old boy. Cognitive scientist Gary Marcus argues that the Turing Test needs an update for the 21st Century.
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In Silicon Valley, Some Entrepreneurs Seek Social Change

Carlos Watson, co-founder of Ozy.com, talks with Arun Rath about the intersection of capitalism and conscience in Silicon Valley.
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The 'Kony 2012' Effect: Recovering From A Viral Sensation

The group Invisible Children shot to fame after its video "Kony 2012" went viral. The success led to a backlash, and now the organization must redefine its mission and its future.
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Tech Week: Snooping On Steve, Uber Battles, 3-D Nutella Printing

In this week's roundup, a federal court says warrantless cellphone tracking is unconstitutional and we look back on a weeklong series exploring just how much of our digital data is exposed.
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The World's Watching Soccer, But Basketball Is On The Barbershop's Brain

The most popular global sporting event, the World Cup, kicked off this week in Brazil. But the Barbershop guys are fired up about games closer to home: the NBA finals.
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Critics Renew Calls For More Diverse Video Game Characters

Women make up a significant proportion of dedicated gamers, but they were hardly represented on stage and in games previewed at a big game industry trade event in Los Angeles.
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Job Hunting in the Digital Age

Online social networks are becoming ever more important in the job hunt, but both opportunities and pitfall abound. We explore the evolving nature of job seeking in the digital age.

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