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Go Figure: The Machine That Put Computation In Your Pocket

In 1967, Jerry Merryman, with two colleagues, helped invent the first electronic hand-held calculator. The team wanted to create a device that would make adding machines and slide rules obsolete.
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Ford, GM Will Jointly Develop Fuel-Efficient Transmissions

The new 9-speed and 10-speed transmissions are aimed at meeting new federal fuel efficiency standards.
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Dish Network Makes $25 Billion Bid For Sprint

The satellite TV distributor hopes it can outmaneuver Japanese phone company SoftBank for control of Sprint.
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Supreme Court Asks: Can Human Genes Be Patented?

Same-sex marriage got huge headlines at the Supreme Court last month, but in the world of science and medicine, the case being argued on Monday is far more important. The lawsuit deals with a truly 21st century issue that in some cases can pit drugmakers against patients.
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When Digital Dust Is Gathered, Constellation May Be Muddled

Big Data is considered a tool for finding correlations amid vast amounts of information. But without the ability to unearth causation, Big Data can only reveal so much.
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Great Long-Form Journalism, Just Clicks Away

In the age of digital media, many newspapers have been forced to gut their staffs, leading some media analysts to sound the death knell for enterprise reporting and long-form storytelling. Not so fast, say the craft's most passionate advocates.
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'Fiber Cities' And Broadband Communities

Kojo looks at the landscape of community broadband and the implications of high-profile projects like Google Fiber.

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