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Prevent Your Password From Becoming Easy Pickings (Or PyPfbEp)

Millions of LinkedIn users' passwords were stolen and distributed online earlier this month, once again raising worries about Internet security. Creating a clever password to foil potential hackers can be tricky, but a crafty secret phrase can prevent prying eyes from accessing your online accounts and private information.
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In Survival Of The Funkiest, Bad Music Dies First

At DarwinTunes.com, listeners can rate collections of notes according to their musicality. The nice sounds survive, and other users listen to them. The ugly sounds die "natural selection." Guest host David Greene talks to Bob MacCallum of Imperial College London about his website.
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Planes, Patience And Slightly Kid-Friendlier Security

School's out and that means families with young children are packing their bags and boarding flights. This summer, though, kids going through airport security are being treated just a little bit more like kids. The Transportation Security Administration has announced some new policies.
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'Baby' Robot Learns Language Like The Real Thing

With DeeChee's help, researchers are studying how babies transition from babbling to forming words.
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The Washington Post's Chief Digital Officer

Technology is always changing the way people learn about news events. So how to push the envelope, and stay ahead of what people want from print media? Tech Tuesday meets the person charged with driving the digital engine of innovation.

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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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