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Heidi Glenn

Heidi Glenn appears in the following:

Weakened Arthur Heads Up U.S. East Coast

Friday, July 04, 2014

The National Hurricane Center predicted further weakening as the Category 1 storm moved offshore. Arthur knocked out power for about 44,000 people in North Carolina.

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No More Stubborn Lids: A Pickle Jar You Can Open With Ease

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

It turns out the shape of our pickle jars makes opening them harder than it should be. Engineers in Japan have found the ideal shape to free those stubborn lids.

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A New Way To Unclog A Toilet (At Your Own Risk)

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

This is definitely not your dad's rubber plunger. This week's featured innovation, from South Korea, is a plastic film that sticks to the bowl and helps create clog-clearing positive pressure.

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A Foldable Bike Helmet You'll Just Happen To Have In Your Bag

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

This week's featured innovation is a full-size helmet that collapses in half for easy stowage between rides — something urban bike-share cyclists might find especially appealing.

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On Twitter's IPO Day, A Look At How 5 Tech Stocks Have Fared

Thursday, November 07, 2013

As eyes turn to the markets on Twitter's first day of trading, NPR wondered how some other tech stocks have performed since their IPOs. Some have soared, some have stumbled.

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In The Digital Age, The Family Photo Album Fades Away

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

For years, it was easy for parents to organize, assemble and pass along the story of their children's lives in photographs. As we've moved to the digital age, there are challenges for this rite of passage. When our digital lives are ephemeral, how do we preserve our kids' childhoods?

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A Quick History Of Accidental Online Purchases By Kids

Friday, July 12, 2013

Paul Stoute says his 14-month-old daughter recently used his smartphone to tap her way through the app's purchasing prompts and bought herself an early Sweet 16 present — a vintage car. The Internet is full of stories of technology getting the better of both buyers and sellers.

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'Modern Art Desserts': How To Bake A Mondrian In Your Oven

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Caitlin Freeman is an artist who uses sweet confections as her primary medium. Her desserts are clever culinary homages to the great works of art that hang at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Her new book details how to re-create some of her edible art at home.

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