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Hospitals Struggle With How To Innovate In Age Of New Technology

A growing number of hospitals offer state of the art technology. But what that means varies widely from hospital to hospital and in fact, many hospitals continue to grapple with how to upgrade and innovate in traditional systems. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Dr. Neal Sikka, who works on innovation and technology at George Washington University Hospital.

Inventing A Machine That Spits Out Drugs In A Whole New Way

A refrigerator-sized machine could someday make lifesaving drugs on site when outbreaks occur or where medicine is in short supply, like on the battlefield.
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Steve Case On D.C.'s Role In Tech's "Third Wave"

The co-founder of AOL and longtime resident of the Washington region shares his vision for the future of tech.


Study: China's Government Fabricates About 488 Million Social Media Posts Every Year

"The methods by which they guide public opinion are very sophisticated — they're way more sophisticated than anybody realized," Harvard professor Gary King says.

Solar Airplane Attempting To Circumnavigate The Globe Takes Off From Tulsa, Okla.

Solar Impulse 2, the experimental plane attempting to fly around the world using only the sun's power, is heading toward Dayton, Ohio on the latest leg of its journey.

For People With Disabilities New Technology Can Be Life Changing

"We shouldn't need to know they have a disability. It should just work for them."

How Do You Lift A Million Pounds Of Stainless Steel? Very Carefully

The U.S. is the proud owner of the world's largest deadweight machine, used to calibrate high-tech measurement devices. Repairing it recently was risky, using 50-year-old tools. No toes were smashed.

Condoms By Drone: A New Way To Get Birth Control To Remote Areas

A pilot project in Ghana is one of several experiments to see if drones can deliver everything from contraceptives to blood for transfusions.

For Wheelchair Users, A RoboDesk For Electronic Devices

An Indiana inventor hopes his tray mount will help bridge gaps in education tech and eliminate some of the stigma associated with coming to class in a wheelchair.

With New Products, Google Flexes Muscles To Competitors, Regulators

Google unveils a litany of products at the developers' conference, including messaging apps, a personal virtual assistant and a voice-controlled speaker that connects you with it.