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Do Chinese Tech Firms Pose U.S. Security Threat?

The U.S.-China economic relationship is under pressure again with allegations from the House Intelligence Committee that two top Chinese telecom firms are security threats. China responded by saying the report could damage relations with the U.S.
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Fifty Years Ago, A Bright Idea

In October 1962, Nick Holonyak and colleagues at General Electric built the first practical light-emitting diode, or LED, that could emit visible light. Semiconductor LEDs are now a part of uncountable electronic devices. Holonyak discusses the invention, and his work since then.
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The Secret To Making Ultrastrong 'Gorilla Glass'

Corning's Gorilla Glass isn't totally unbreakable, as anyone who's dropped a smartphone knows. But it's twice as durable as regular glass--at half the thickness. How do they do it? Dave Velasquez, director of marketing and commercial operations for Gorilla Glass, talks about the innovations that make this ultrastrong, ultralight glass possible.
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The Dark Art Of Debate Dodges And Spin

As Barack Obama and Mitt Romney prepare for the second presidential debate, we examine the dark art of debate dodges and spins.

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Headphones, Technology And Culture

Headphones help create a space of one's own, even in a crowded room. We consider the technology, culture and safe use of headphones.

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Panetta: 'Foreign Cyber-Actors Are Probing America's Critical Infrastructure'

The defense secretary delivered a speech he said was a "clarion call" for Americans to take cyber threats seriously.

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