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That Was A Great Blackout Last Night

The blackout during the third quarter of last night's Super Bowl was the one spontaneous event of the whole evening, and the one thing that brought out the best in social media.
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Why Steven Chu Was One Of Obama's Most Intriguing Choices

Of all the individuals in President Obama's first-term Cabinet, Energy Secretary Steven Chu was arguably the least likely to be found in official Washington. And now that the Nobel Prize-winning physicist is leaving government, there are a few reasons that understanding his legacy might take some time.
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Preserving Science News In An Online World

How can journalists and bloggers avoid some of the pitfalls of communicating science in an online world? Should a website's comments section be moderated, or removed altogether? How has social media changed the blogosphere? A panel of experts joins Ira Flatow to discuss.
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What's Next, A Patent For The Lines Around Apple Stores?

Apple has trademarked its minimalist store design. Though it seems over the top, the company has good reason to protect its look: Fake Apple stores cropped up in China last year.
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The FCC’s Proposal For A Free Nationwide Wireless Network

The federal government wants to create a free wireless network across the U.S. to bridge the "digital divide." But some telecom companies oppose the idea. Diane and her guests discuss the pros and cons of free Wi-Fi service.

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D.C. Family Launches Experiment In Tech-Free Living

We meet a D.C. woman who's got her sons on a tech-free diet — and says it's bringing everyone closer together.

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Hack Attack On 'New York Times' Looks Like Part Of Chinese Campaign

Western news outlets that have been reporting on alleged corruption among China's leadership appear to be targeted. The Times says it has been under attack for four months.
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BlackBerry Maker Unveils New Phones, New Corporate Name

With two new phones and a new operating system, the once mobile leader moved more along the lines of its contemporary rivals. The question now is whether it is too little, too late.

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