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Preserving Audio For The Future Is A Race Against Time

Old records are breaking, cassette tapes are warping, even digital recordings can become obsolete. The Library of Congress is working to save millions of the nation's recordings before they're lost.

Need Money For Your Startup? Being An Attractive Male May Help

When men and women pitch the same business idea to venture capitalists, men are awarded money more often. A new study found that appearance also factors into whether or not an idea will get funded.

Latest Leak: NSA Burrowed Into Chinese Telecom Giant's Servers

Documents provided by "NSA leaker" Edward Snowden highlight the spy agency's efforts, The New York Times and Der Spiegel report.

Tech Week: Robots, Turkish Twitter And A Frustrated Zuckerberg

In this week's roundup, tensions between tech companies and the NSA run hot, the simmering debate over women in tech continues and Turkey bans Twitter. What's next?

Breaking News: Robot Reports An Earthquake

When an earthquake rumbled in southern California, a robot called "Quakebot" generated a newspaper article about it within three minutes. NPR's Scott Simon talks to the robot's creator, Ken Schwencke.

Satellites' Scope And The Search For A Plane

Satellites have focused the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 on the southern Indian Ocean. But without results yet, the effort also highlights the technology's limitations.

Even Turkey's President Evades Its New Twitter Ban

A Turkish court is trying to ban Twitter, setting off condemnation of the government's increasingly heavy hand and prompting Turks to find a workaround for the social media site.

The All But Impossible Task Of Finding Debris In An Ocean

David Gallo, the special projects director of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, explains how to find debris in a large body of water — a topic now defining the search for the missing jet.

So You Want To Evade Your Country's Twitter Ban? A Workaround

Governments can block sites that they deem dangerous, and for Turkey, that now includes Twitter. How does it work? And how are Turkish residents using it anyway?
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Behind The Scenes At Local Public Libraries

Over the last decade, public libraries have changed and evolved rapidly to meet patron demand. Directors must balance the budget, find new ways to use existing space and manage collections that include books and resources, both tangible and virtual. We talk with directors of three local systems about the role of the library in our modern communities.