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Spectrum Challenges Facing The U.S. Wireless Industry

As Americans increasingly turn to smartphones, tablets and other wireless devices, the Federal Communications Commission warns of a spectrum capacity crunch. What this could mean for consumers and the wireless industry.

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Can 3D Printers Reshape The World?

What if you needed a new toothbrush and all you had to do was hit print? What if doctors could print out transplantable organs and pastry chefs turned to a printer, not a kitchen, for their next creation? Ira Flatow and a panel of guests discuss 3D printing technology, how far it's come and what a 3D-printed-future could look like.
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Tesla's New Electric Sedan: Five Passengers, 89 MPG, And No Engine

The Tesla electric car company has high hopes for its new Model S sedan. The five-seater, which hits the streets today, is priced around half what the previous Tesla model, the exclusive Roadster, costs. The EPA rates its range at 265 miles.
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Your New Digital Wallet: In The Cloud But Still Tethered To Fees

PayPal and other tech companies have set their sights on transforming how we shop at retail stores. New services allow customers to pay with their smartphone, or even just a personal identification number and a cellphone number. But these new digital wallets are still tied to transaction fees charged to merchants.
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Oracle CEO Purchases Hawaiian Island

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison has purchased almost the entire Hawaiian island of Lanai. Melissa Block talks with Mike Wilson, author of a book on Ellison, about the purchase and other eccentric moves by the software magnate.
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Science Diplomacy

When tensions among nations are at their height, connections among scientists can be a powerful avenue for maintaining ties and backdoor diplomacy.

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