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Coeds Cope With Technology-Induced Thumb Pain

More and more of us are suffering from sore thumbs. Ergonomics experts say too much texting and typing on iPads and other tablets can cause pain in the hands, shoulders, neck and back. College students talk about coping with the strain of all their high-tech gadgets.
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This Machine Can Suck Carbon Out Of The Air

While carbon dioxide streams into the atmosphere from tailpipes and smokestacks around the world, one man is building a machine to suck it back out. And some heavy-hitting investors are betting that it's going to work.
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The Ups And Downs Of A Tech Startup Rollercoaster

Like entrepreneurs everywhere, the trio who founded Bluebox Now dream of making it big. But first they have to learn some lessons. As they're getting off the ground, a cycle of mentorship feedback and retooling drives their growth, though that may mean falling behind schedule.
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Anonymous Comes Out In The Open

The cyberguerrilla group known for high-profile computer attacks on corporate and government targets is asking followers to put down their keyboards this weekend for a flesh-and-blood protest on Wall Street. But turning "hacktivism" to activism may prove difficult.
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Hacking Made Easier, Thanks To User-Friendly Tools

Experts say illegal revenge attacks on computer networks, such as those carried out by the "hacktivist" group Anonymous, are less difficult to pull off because of the easy availability of website-crippling tools.
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This Summer, 3-D Ticket Sales Disappoint

A new 3-D version of The Lion King is opening in theaters on Friday. A couple of years ago, industry executives thought 3-D movies — with their higher ticket prices — were supposed to save the movie industry. However 3-D ticket sales weren't dazzling this summer.
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Balancing Budgets And R&D

With all forms of federal spending under the microscope, spending on scientific research, technology development, and science education is facing deep cuts. In an editorial in the journal Science Congressman Rush Holt argues for keeping research and development as a key part of the federal budget.
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How Do U.S. Solar Companies Compare To China's?

Solyndra is just one of several American solar companies that have gone bankrupt this year. To get a sense of how the industry is doing overall — and whether it can hope to compete with Chinese solar companies — Melissa Block talks with David Baker, who covers energy for the San Francisco Chronicle.

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