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No Excuses: Robots Put You In Two Places At Once

It's getting cheaper to be there even when you're far away. Companies that make "telepresence robots" hope to save busy people the hassle of travel.
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Exploring Science At The End Of The Earth

Every year thousands of scientists visit Antarctica. Some study the gas plume from the active volcano, Mount Erebus. Others map the ever-changing ice caves. But they all face the same challenges of working on extreme terrain. Two researchers and a photojournalist discuss how research is done on the frozen continent.
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Year in Review: Science Stories of 2011

From the tsunami-damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant to the end of NASA"s shuttle program, a great deal of science stories made headlines this year. Science writers Mariette DiChristina, Matt Crenson, Steven Levy, and Paul Raeburn join Ira Flatow to discuss the year's top stories in science.
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NASA Probes Set To Orbit The Moon Over New Year's

Twin GRAIL spacecraft on a mission to study lunar gravity are nearing the end of their almost four month journey. The probes are expected to reach the moon on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. GRAIL's principal investigator, Maria Zuber of MIT talks about the data they hope to collect.
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In U.S., Android Has Upper Hand On The iPhone

Sure, Apple's iPhone is trendy and cool, but smartphones running Google's Android operating system dominate the U.S. market. That's because Android phones sell at a wide range of price points. And many are built with specific uses in mind.
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Terrorists Struggle To Gain Recruits On The Web

Terror groups are using social media to find new followers. But analysts say if you look at the recruiting numbers, the strategy has failed. What's more, their frank exchanges on Facebook and Twitter have been a boon to law enforcement.

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