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NASA, Hubble & Outer Space: The Art Of Astronomy

NASA's images and footage are used in everything from TV to movies, and they've inspired visual artists and musicians for decades. We explore how images of space are created and used in everything from scientific study to pop culture.

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Tech Tuesday: New Findings On Distracted Driving

A new study says even voice-activated texting and hands-free phone calls are distracting when you're behind the wheel. Tech Tuesday examines distracted driving, and apps and guidelines to minimize it.

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Dear NSA: Please Read This Email

We are beyond the point where privacy can be expected because somebody somewhere has details about all of your electronic habits. The question is, who is most likely to want to look at what you're doing?
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Can Captain Sunshine Save The Israeli Electric Car Dream?

The electric car company Better Place failed to build the dream it had designed. Its bankruptcy left tech-watchers worried about the stain on the country, which is proud of its image as a startup hotbed. But there may be a savior in the wings.
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How The FBI And Police Are Using Facial Recognition Systems

Twenty-six states allow police to search photo ID databases for criminals, victims and witnesses. How advances in facial recognition are transforming law enforcement and raising privacy concerns.

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Under The Radar: Some Pilots Of Small Drones Skirt FAA Rules

Unmanned drones aren't just a tool for governments anymore. By as early as this year, the Federal Aviation Administration expects to propose regulations opening up the use of small, unmanned airborne vehicles, or drones, for commercial use. Until then, anyone trying to make money with them is breaking FAA rules.
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A Masterwork On Your Screen: Museums Digitize Collections

As more museums digitize their collections, we'll explore how technology is bringing the public closer to art and if that changes how we experience it.

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From Seinfeld, A Second Season Of 'Coffee' Talk

The stand-up is back with another run of his Webby-winning online series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. He tells NPR's Linda Wertheimer the project still feels like a personal outing with friends from the business.

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