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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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Pentagon Revising Cyber Rules Of Engagement

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told business leaders the Pentagon is developing capabilities to ward off attacks on the nation's infrastructure. He says foreign actors have already probed key systems that could cause damage and even death — and the Pentagon has a key role to play in stopping such efforts.
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Now-Ubiquitous LED Lights Invented 50 Years Ago

It's the 50th anniversary of the invention of the light-emitting diode, or LED. Nick Holonyak was working on lasers for General Electric when he came discovered the LED.
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How Cellphones Helped Researchers Track Malaria In Kenya

By tracking nearly 15 million cellphones in Kenya, scientists mapped out how malaria spreads through the Texas-sized country. The findings pinpoint areas where efforts to control malaria would be the most effective. One day, the data may help guide alert systems for phones that remind travelers to use bed nets.
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In Digital War, Patents Are The Weapon Of Choice

New York Times business reporter Charles Duhigg says that consumers and innovation are the big losers in the patent wars. "Patents have become a toll gate on the road of innovation," he says.

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