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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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5 Ways To Spark Your Creativity

Inspiration may seem rare, but you might be able to increase the odds of having a genius moment. Research points to some surprisingly simple triggers of innovation: taking a shower, living in a far-off land or working in a blue room. Eureka!
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Company Bets Robotic Vending Machine Pizza Is A Winner

It's Italians — the prideful, original pizza makers and the people who invented Slow Food — and Dutch partners who are trying to remake the pizza landscape with a superfast pizza-from-scratch vending machine. The company, A1 Concepts, says it's now shipping its machines to Atlanta.
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UMD Students Break Record Flying Man-Powered Helicopter

Aerospace students at the University of Maryland broke the unofficial world record Wednesday for flight in a man-powered helicopter, staying airborne for more than 30 seconds.

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