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Airliner Hit By Suspected Drone On Way To Landing At London's Heathrow

The flight landed safely, but police also say they've determined that "an object, believed to be a drone, had struck the front of the aircraft."
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With The 'Eco Bin,' Student Scientists Aim Big In Fight Against Waste

Kids from across the U.S. gathered at the White House last week to present their scientific findings to President Obama. Some Missouri Girl Scouts explain their project to tackle Styrofoam waste.
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For Sale: One Used Internet Company Called Yahoo

Potential buyers are due to submit bids for Yahoo's core Internet business on Monday. Yahoo may be the number three search engine, but it's struggled to attract investors and keep up with competitors.
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Attention, Students: Put Your Laptops Away

Researchers Pam Mueller and Daniel M. Oppenheimer found that students remember more via taking notes longhand rather than on a laptop. It has to do with what happens when you're forced to slow down.
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Napster's Sean Parker Invests $250 Million In Immunotherapy Research

The tech superstar, who's also known for his role in helping shape Facebook, has drawn more than 300 scientists to this area. Jeff Bluestone, head of the new endeavor, discusses the effort.
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Your Conversation On The Bus Or Train May Be Recorded

In a number of cities, what riders say may be recorded. Transit agencies are adding audio recording for security reasons, but civil liberties advocates say it's an invasion of privacy.
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AMC Backtracks On Experiment To Allow Texting In Theaters After Outcry

AMC said on Thursday it was considering allowing texting in some of its movie theaters. The outrage was immediate and loud, and on Friday, the company announced that it had reconsidered.
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Obama Urges Opening Cable TV Boxes To Competition

The FCC says it costs subscribers an average of $231 a year to rent the boxes that enable them to watch cable TV. The president supports making it easier for viewers to buy the boxes instead.
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Metro Dumps Next-Generation Fare Payment System After Faulty Trial

Want to pay your Metro fare with a smartphone or smart chip card? Too bad! The transit agency will be sticking with SmarTrip after a lackluster trial for a new system.

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After 9-Month Delay, Record-Breaking Solar Plane Prepares For Liftoff

The Solar Impulse 2 is preparing to resume its flight around the world. It's aiming to be the first plane to make the journey powered only by the sun.

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