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University Pages: LinkedIn Launches New College Profiles

The professional connections site LinkedIn launches a new section of its social network Monday, as University Pages targets young people who want to connect with colleges. More than 200 schools are already on the network, says LinkedIn, which also dropped its minimum age, to 14 in the U.S.
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Hitting The Road Without A Driver

Engineers at Carnegie Mellon University are developing the ultimate in automotive sophistication: the driverless car. When NPR's Brian Naylor went there to check it out, he thought he'd be going for a spin on a test track. Instead, the car drove itself through suburbia.
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Has Voyager 1 Left The Solar System?

For the past decade or so, we have been waiting for the Voyager 1 spacecraft to leave the solar system. New research suggests it already has, and over a year ago.
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What's My Real Cancer Risk? When Online Calculators Don't Compute

There's a difference between knowing your breast cancer risk and believing it. When psychologists asked several hundred women to plug personal health data into an online tool that then calculated their breast cancer risk, nearly 20 percent rejected their scores as wrong.
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Kitchens Of The Future Will Really Know How To Cook

Coming soon to a kitchen near you: appliances that talk to each other, suggest recipes based on food at hand and know when to run and when to pause to let the electric car charge up.
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Cracking The Code: Just How Does Encrypted Email Work?

NSA leaker Edward Snowden's revelations have left us all grappling with questions of privacy. One way to keep some of our information private is through email encryption. But, how does that work?
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Out Of The Comics, Into Reality: Jet Pack Moves Closer To Market

A New Zealand-based aviation company has been granted permission to conduct piloted tests of the one-person flying machine. It plans to have the jet pack on the market in 2014.
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Happy International Geocaching Day!

If you're scratching your head wondering what the heck geocaching is, Dave Prebeck fills us in. The president of the Northern Virginia Geocaching Organization tells host Scott Simon that geocaching is essentially "a high-tech scavenger hunt."
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Switching To Gmail May Leave Reporters' Sources At Risk

This summer, The New York Times moved all of it reporters' email to corporate Gmail accounts. This move to a third party could leave Times reporters and their sources with fewer legal protections if they are the subject of a government investigation.
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Tech Week That Was: Hyperloop, The Next Blackout, Sites Down

Elon Musk's Hyperloop, concerns about cybersecurity and the electric grid, and website outages were the headlines in our tech coverage this week. Musk's proposal to transport passengers from L.A. to San Francisco in 30 minutes drew lots of attention — and skepticism.

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