In so many ways, the Internet has shoved aside old-fashioned letters, the kind written on stationery or letterhead. But lettersofnote.com serves as a bridge between the new technology and the old. Shaun Usher edits the site that's filled with correspondence written or received by people whose names you know. Michele Norris talks to Shaun Usher about gems from Marilyn Monroe, Roald Dahl and Johnny Cash.
Kevin Shea is a retired New York City firefighter with an unorthodox home. He lives in a 93,000 cubic-foot-geodesic dome, equipped with solar panels, a wind turbine, and a geothermal system. The home is on the grid, but outside the box.
Analyzing the tweets of millions of users suggested cross-cultural, Earth-wide trends in peoples' moods across days and weeks: We're more positive in the morning and late evening. The results point to new ways that academic research might tap into social media.
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