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Early Sound Recordings From Alexander Graham Bell Recovered, Played Again

Sound recordings that hadn't been heard since they were first made by Alexander Graham Bell and others in the 1880s were played publicly Tuesday at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.
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VIDEO: 'World's Slowest Fastest Camera' Captures The Movement Of Light

A camera that captures images at the rate of one trillion exposures per second is a device with amazing potential, according to researchers at MIT.
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High-Tech Cars Smother Their Drivers

Commentator Andrei Codrescu adds his own predictive hyperbole to promises of a car he heard advertised. He says the new features that do everything for you will smother us with ease — and reduce us to actual cars.
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Billionaire Dreamer, Aviation Pioneer Aim For Earth Orbit

Stratolaunch Systems is a new venture from Microsoft billionaire Paul Allen and aviation pioneer Burt Rutan that plans to launch rockets into space from a specially built jet aircraft with a wingspan greater than the length of a football field.
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Facebook Aims To Prevent Suicides With Online Help

Facebook says it will connect people who post items about suicidal thoughts with crisis counselors via its chat service. But the intervention comes with privacy questions. Any information posted on Facebook is public information, and can be used by marketers or anyone else.
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Hot This Season: Getting In Touch With A Tablet

Black Friday sales for Apple's iPad were up 70 percent from last year, and the newly introduced Kindle Fire has shot to the top of Amazon's sales charts. And with more than 30 different tablets on the market at varying prices this holiday season, the barrier to entry to the tablet market has been considerably lowered.

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