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The U.S. Mission To Mars

In early August, the Mars rover named Curiosity is slated to enter the Martian atmosphere. It will travel 13,200 miles per hour and then stop within seven minutes for a landing on the planet's surface. Diane and her guests talk about their hopes and fears for the mission to Mars.

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Watch The London Olympics Online: A Guide To Web Video And Mobile Apps

If you love to watch the Olympics, this is your year: NBC is pumping out more than 5,500 hours of video to your TV and digital devices. But how do you go about watching online, or on your phone or tablet? Here's a guide to the offerings, and how you can access them.
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YouTube Network Plays Well With Latino Audiences

Latinos are more likely than other Americans to watch online videos, but there hasn't been much of an effort to develop special content for them — until now. Mitu is a YouTube network that specializes in lifestyle videos with, as one user puts it, "Latino flair."
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Stanford's Next Lesson: Free Online Courses For Credit And Degrees?

Now that Stanford, Harvard and other top American universities are offering free online courses, will students one day be able to get course credits and degrees online from these schools without having to pay for it? Stanford's president says his school "can see moving in that direction."
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Tech Week Ahead: A Look At Quarterly Reports

Robert Siegel looks ahead to the week's tech news with Steve Henn. They cover the quarterly reports from the big tech companies.
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Ordering Food Online? That'll Be More Calories, Cost And Complexity

It may be easy to order food online, but it's also more pricey and more calorific compared to traditional ways of ordering, says a new study. It seems we lose our personal inhibitions when we don't have to talk to the seller or see other customers.
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Silicon Valley Boot Camp Aims To Boost Diversity

By a recent estimate, 1 percent of America's technology entrepreneurs are black. And only 8 percent of tech companies are founded by women. A new boot camp aims to give these entrepreneurs pointers so they can get their startups off the ground.

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