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Planet Money: AC Power Versus DC Power Grid

The nation's power grid pulses with a certain type of electricity: AC power. But our "Planet Money" team explains why some people are trying to revive the DC power grid.
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Computer Guys And Gal

Another year is coming to a close and the Computer Guys And Gal are here to discuss this year's biggest technology news, including the growth of virtual reality and the "Internet of Things."

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'Unprecedented': What ISIS Looks Like In America

A new report glimpses life "inside the bubble of American ISIS sympathizers, a diverse and diffuse scene that the FBI estimates include hundreds, if not thousands, of individuals."
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They Haven't Spoken To Family In Years. Now They Get A 3-Minute Call

Millions of South Sudanese have been displaced by two years of civil conflict. They've lost touch with family. Now they have a rare chance to call home.
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Big Data Predicts Centuries Of Harm If Climate Warming Goes Unchecked

It took about 30 teams of scientists worldwide, using supercomputers to churn through mountains of data, to see patterns aligning of what will happen decades and centuries from now.
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Greenbuild Conference Showcases Energy Saving Technology For Buildings

Every year, the Greenbuild conference showcases technology intended to make buildings more environmentally friendly. We hear a couple of examples from a top 10 list of new building products.
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Bill Gates And Other Billionaires Pledge To Take On Climate Change

Twenty countries and 28 investors promised on Monday to jointly fund the development of energy alternatives. Backers of the initiative say private money is key to the next big push in energy.
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Amazon Offers New Glimpse Of What Its Drone Delivery Could Look Like

The company says its Prime Air service will someday deliver packages up to five pounds in 30 minutes or less using small drones.
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NASA Uses Lessons From Space To Design An Efficient Building

Named Sustainability Base, a NASA facility in California is a model for energy-efficient federal buildings. It's powered by a fuel cell like those used on spacecraft and recycles water for flushing.
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Customization Is Key: 'Star Wars: Battlefront' Makes Space For Gamers Of All Stripes

In the video game Star Wars: Battlefront, players can customize characters according to gender, race and age. Producer Sigurlina Ingvarsdottir says inclusivity was a priority "from the get-go."

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