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Why The World Pays Attention When Elon Musk Proposes An Idea

Derision: It's what would usually greet plans for a futuristic transportation system that could take passengers from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 30 minutes. But when the billionaire inventor behind PayPal, Tesla and SpaceX unveils such a plan, the world pays attention.
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A Closer Look At Elon Musk's Much-Hyped Hyperloop

Existing concepts in science like linear induction motors and magnetic levitation are back in the spotlight thanks to Elon Musk's proposal for a rail system that can travel faster than the speed of sound.
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Smartphone Give-Away Goes Wrong; 20 Reported Hurt

A promotional stunt went awry in Seoul, where LG Electronics promised to give away 100 advance models of its upcoming G2 phone to people who caught a balloon holding a coupon for the $850 device. Some members of the crowd reportedly brought BB guns and other weapons; about 20 people were reportedly injured.
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Big Buzz On Twitter Means Better Chances On Election Day

A new study suggests that candidates whose names were tweeted often — with good or bad comments — showed a stronger result in votes. Robert Siegel speaks with Fabio Rojas, assistant professor in Sociology at Indiana University Bloomington and a coauthor of the study.
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The Biggest Twitter Moments Ever Feature Beyonce, Romney

Super Bowls and Olympics tend to generate major Twitter spikes, but how do the biggest Twitter moments compare to one another? A closer look.
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Crowdsourcing Ideas For A Better School

Crowdsourcing tools are slowly working their way into the education policy world, designed to give teachers and school district employees more say on big decisions that affect their school environment. One site called for employees to submit ideas that could help improve the safety of students and staff at school.
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London Puts Stop To Sidewalk Bins That Track Cellphones

The Renew company has been asked to cease tracking the cellphones of pedestrians who pass its recycling bins, which also double as kiosks showing video advertisements. The bins logged data about any Wi-Fi-enabled device that passed within range.
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After Much Hype, Elon Musk Unveils His High-Speed 'Hyperloop'

There hasn't been this much hype for a new technological advancement since the Segway was unveiled in 2001. Musk says his vehicle could make a trip from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 30 minutes.
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Are D.C. Police Spying On Protesters?

D.C. activists have long suspected that police were infiltrating their meetings. Now, lawyers for an anti-sweatshop say they have evidence, courtesy of social media.

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The Future Of Television

Higher costs, new technology and alternative TV programming options are leading many viewers to cut the cord to cable.

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