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Old-Fashioned Letter Writing Meets Digital Age

In so many ways, the Internet has shoved aside old-fashioned letters, the kind written on stationery or letterhead. But lettersofnote.com serves as a bridge between the new technology and the old. Shaun Usher edits the site that's filled with correspondence written or received by people whose names you know. Michele Norris talks to Shaun Usher about gems from Marilyn Monroe, Roald Dahl and Johnny Cash.
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Living In A Geodesic Dome Home

Kevin Shea is a retired New York City firefighter with an unorthodox home. He lives in a 93,000 cubic-foot-geodesic dome, equipped with solar panels, a wind turbine, and a geothermal system. The home is on the grid, but outside the box.
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Using Twitter To Tap Into The Mood Of The Planet

Analyzing the tweets of millions of users suggested cross-cultural, Earth-wide trends in peoples' moods across days and weeks: We're more positive in the morning and late evening. The results point to new ways that academic research might tap into social media.
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Can Amazon's Fire Tap Into iPad's Success?

Amazon has unveiled its new Fire, a tablet device that does much more than the company's successful Kindle e-readers. Will Amazon's entry into the tablet market challenge Apple's iPad dominance?
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Statewide Broadband Network Goes Live In Rural Md.

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Maryland's statewide broadband network has officially gone live in rural Charles County, and Senator Barbara Mikulski believes it could be a model for the nation.

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How Will Amazon's Fire Impact Apple?

On Wednesday, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced the release of a tablet device called Fire. Michele Norris will talk with NPR's Laura Sydell about what this means for Amazon, Apple and consumers.
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Amazon Debuts Its New Tablet

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced Wednesday the release of a full-color tablet device called Fire, as well as three new Kindle E-Ink models starting at $79.

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