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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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Big Cash Prize For Untangling Shredded Paper

California software developer Octavio Good and his team won $50,000 for reassembling shredded documents. Host Audie Cornish talks to Good about the Pentagon-sponsored contest.
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From Body Scan To Body Form: Sizing A Clothing Line

Are you size 4? A 6? An 8? Often women don't know — and can actually be all those sizes without gaining or losing an ounce. A clothing size and fit consulting firm works with brands to expand the number of people it can dress by focusing on not only size numbers but also body shapes.
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Ever Wanted To Help Cover The News? Here's How You Can — In The UK, Anyway

At one of Britain's most influential news outlets, editors are telling the public in advance about their coverage plans — and inviting the audience to help set the news agenda.

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