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Can Republicans Get Ahead In The 2016 Digital Race?

When Sen. Ted Cruz threw his hat into the ring, it happened first on Twitter. Political news is breaking more and more on social media, and both sides face different challenges in reaching out.
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App Helps Syrian Refugees Adapt To Life Away From Home

A Syrian refugee has developed a phone app and website to help refugees get information on services and seek other help in their long journeys in limbo.
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How Did Ebola Volunteers Know Where To Go In Liberia? Crowdsourcing!

Kpetermeni Siakor was 900 miles from home when Ebola struck. But with special software, he helped direct volunteers and supplies to the right spots.
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Super Slick Coatings Conquer Ketchup, But What About Ebola?

A new coating makes ketchup slide out of the bottle and toothpaste slip out of a tube, right down to the last drop. So why not put the slick surface on an Ebola suit so the virus doesn't stick?
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Koreans Have An Insatiable Appetite For Watching Strangers Binge Eat

What's behind the curious food fad of mukbang, or live-streamed broadcasts of people eating endless amounts of food? The genre is so popular in South Korea that its stars pull in $10,000 a month.
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Monica Lewinsky Redefines Her Story In Anti-Cyberbullying TED Talk

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Jessica Bennett, contributor to The New York Times, about Monica Lewinsky's efforts to rebrand herself as an anti-cyberbullying activist.
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Now Algorithms Are Deciding Whom To Hire, Based On Voice

If you're trying out for a job, the one judging you may not be a person — it could be a computer. Algorithms are evaluating human voices to determine which ones are engaging, calming and trustworthy.
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Robot Reporters: Software Turns Raw Data Into Sports, Financial Reports

White collar workers thought their jobs were safe, but nobody can escape the robots. A look at one of the more surprising human occupations to fall to the robot armies: sports and financial reporting.
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An Object Of Desire: Hope And Yearning For The Internet In Cuba

Without a doubt, the Internet in Cuba is tough. The politics are thorny; getting it is difficult. But there are signs that change is on the horizon.
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A Side Of SpaceX You May Not Have Seen Before

CEO Elon Musk's decision to put photos in the public domain was spurred by a Twitter follower who asked: What is there to lose?

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