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Your Kids' Brains On Touch-Screens

Hanna Rosin of The Atlantic, a mother of three, wondered what all the easy access to smartphones and tablets was doing to her kids' brains. So she talked to developers of children's media and researchers to find out. Host Rachel Martin speaks with Rosin about her latest article, "The Touch-Screen Generation."

Four Robots That Are Learning To Serve You

Everyday, robots are moving further from sci-fi into everyday reality. Robots can now assist with housework, giving directions and even surgery. They're still a few years off, but here are a few robots we may live with someday.

The Cicadas Are Coming! Crowdsourcing An Underground Movement

WNYC is asking "armchair scientists, lovers of nature and DIY makers" for their help to predict this year's cicada emergence in the Northeast. The bugs have been underground for the past 17 years.

Republicans Launch Mission To Turn Up Their Digital Game

Democrats are winning the digital arms race, a recent GOP report concludes. Republicans say Democrats have a built-in advantage: that many technology and social media experts aren't Republican. Now, the GOP is taking distinct steps to improve its digital strategy and online presence.
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Technology In The Car

Tech Tuesday examines how technology in cars is changing the way we drive.


Talk Globally, Go Locally: Cellphones Vs. Clean Toilets

Six billion people around the world now own cellphones, while only 4.5 billion people have a safe place to use the bathroom, the United Nations said Thursday. Improving sanitation could help prevent thousands of kids from dying each day of waterborne diseases.

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski Says He Will Step Down

Genachowski's resignation will leave the commission evenly split between Republicans and Democrats. President Obama has not announced a replacement.