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The Future Of Cardiology Will Be Shown In 3-D

The Living Heart Project aims to create a detailed simulation of the human heart that doctors and engineers can use to test experimental treatments and interventions.

Mechanical Turk Workers: Secret Cogs In The Internet Marketplace

There are hundreds of thousands of people doing stuff to your Internet experience that you may think is the work of an algorithm. They're working from home doing tiny tasks computers can't quite do.

#MotorCityDrive: Is Detroit's Economic Engine Roaring Back To Life?

Michel Martin heads to Detroit for a live conversation with some of the creative forces fueling the Motor City's economy. She'll ask: What's driving Detroit's future now?

Muddled Messages In America's Past

Communication breakdown is not a new phenomenon. American history features a mass — and a mess — of misunderstood messages.

U.S. Charges 6 Chinese Nationals With Stealing Tech Secrets

A 32-page indictment by federal prosecutors charges the six with economic espionage and trade secret theft. They are accused of stealing wireless technology from a pair of U.S. companies.

How A Bigger Lunch Table At Work Can Boost Productivity

Some firms use motion sensors and wireless tags to find out how people actually work. That can yield useful data — like which free snacks tend to attract people to break rooms more than others.

An NPR Reporter Raced A Machine To Write A News Story. Who Won?

Machines are taking on jobs that once seemed robot-proof. But can a machine replace radio reporters? We pit a human against a machine to find out.

Reddit's New Harassment Policy Aimed At Creating A 'Safe Platform'

Interim CEO Ellen Pao says the site wants to encourage a variety of views, within limits. "It's not our site's goal to be a completely free-speech platform. We want to be a safe platform," she says.

Eyes In The Sky: Foam Drones Keep Watch On Rain Forest Trees

The autopilot toy planes, equipped with cameras, help conservationists detect illegal logging and mining earlier in the remote parts of the Amazon basin.

Robots Are Really Bad At Folding Towels

Machines are surprisingly bad at doing things an average 8-year-old can do with ease.