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5 Questions, Answers About The Megaupload Case

The arrests in New Zealand of four people wanted by the U.S. for alleged online piracy raise a number of questions. NPR asks two experts for answers.
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Newly Fallen Meteorites Offer Fresh Look At Mars

Scientists have confirmed that rocks collected recently in the Moroccan desert came from the Red Planet. University of Alberta meteorite expert Chris Herd, who has acquired one of the chunks, talks about how scientists analyze space rocks, and whether organic compounds might be found inside.
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How Large Ships Use Navigation Systems

The International Maritime Organization has decreed that by 2015, all large deep sea ships will be required to carry the latest in electronic navigation equipment. But does state-of-the-art navigation technology prevent shipwrecks like last week's off the Italian coast? University of Southern Mississippi hydrographer Max van Norden talks about the technology.
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Innovative Projects Tap Renewable Energy Sources

Two projects aim to harness renewable energy using cutting-edge technology and engineering. AltaRock's Susan Petty discusses plans to turn hot rocks at a dormant volcano into a source of power. University of Maine's Habib Dagher talks about the potential of deepwater floating wind turbines.
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Synthetic Windpipe Transplant Boost For Tissue Engineering

Surgeons in Sweden replaced an American patient's cancerous windpipe with a scaffold built from nanofibers and seeded with the patient's stem cells. Lead surgeon Dr. Paolo Macchiarini discusses the procedure and the benefits of tissue-engineered synthetic organs.
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Megaupload Is Trying To Go Back Online Even As Execs Sit In Jail

Accused of copyright infringement and conspiracy, the file-sharing site's founder and three others are being held in a New Zealand jail. Meanwhile, the site has one webpage up and running.
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Senate Vote Delayed On PIPA, Its Anti-Piracy Bill

Support for the legislation had been slipping even before Wednesday's "black out" by Wikipedia and some other websites. Now, senators will take some time to make changes in the bill.
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Megaupload Shut Down By The FBI

An indictment charges the file-sharing site with copyright infringement, racketeering and money laundering.
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This App Was Made For Walking — But Is It Racist?

Microsoft now owns the patent to a new GPS feature that helps pedestrians avoid bad weather, difficult terrain and unsafe neighborhoods. Critics are calling it the "avoid ghetto" app, but others say it's just the next step in GPS technology.

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