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Molly Webster

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Environmentally friendly solar flashlight brings light to Africa's poorest villages

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

PRI
WNYC
In undeveloped nations such as Eritrea, Haiti, or Cameroon, light is a luxury. Mark Bent thinks that's unacceptable. Bent, a former American diplomat and Houston oilman, is CEO...
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Commercial breaks may be good for the brain

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Talk about turning a notion on its head. What if your coveted winter vacation—the time when you leave the bitter, snowy cold behind and head for a few days of palm trees—could actuall...

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One flu vaccine to rule them all

Monday, February 23, 2009

Winter, spring, summer, fall. It seems like no matter the season, it’s always time to get the newest version of the flu shot. Well, times may be achangin'. Scientists who were looking...

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Keep your hands to yourself: Child abuse affects our genes

Monday, February 23, 2009

It doesn't sound nonsensical to say that what happens when we are younger stays with us the rest of our lives. But today, for the first time ever, scientists reveal that childhood abu...

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Cartography comes of age with digital cellphone applications

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Anybody who knows anything about Harry Potter has drooled over the Marauder's Map — a handy little tool that shows Harry, in real time, the location of every person at Hogwart's Schoo...

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Population growth throws energy conservation a curveball

Friday, February 06, 2009

Okay, okay, we heard you. You, our listeners, smartly pointed out that with all the energy efficient appliances in the world (and thousands of pounds of algae) future energy consumpt...

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Turning wild ideas into new energy technologies

Friday, February 06, 2009

Before every new technology there comes the moment of invention. Before there was ethanol, someone had to look at biomass and say, "There's energy in them thar leaves." For the last d...

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The Green Googleplex

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Just how power hungry is internet giant Google? The Takeaway's Power Trip heads to the Google campuses in Mountain View, California to find out. John Hockenberry sits down with Bill W...

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Energy's Little Black Box

Thursday, February 05, 2009

If you knew where all the energy zooming into your house was being used and wasted, would you change the way you consume power? One company is banking on it. Our Power Trip heads to R...

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Reconditioning the air conditioner (sounds hot, right?)

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Energy experts have a theory: It won't be a fancy new technology straight out of a science fiction novel that will help us reduce our energy consumption. Rather it will be something s...

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Turning polluted water into liquid gold

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

When most people stumble across a polluted pond, they would sigh over the fate of our beloved planet and maybe quote some Thoreau. Fortunately, there are some very crafty individuals ...

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With energy, where do we go from here?

Monday, February 02, 2009

President Barack Obama has pledged to reduce our carbon emissions by 80 percent come 2050, and that means saying goodbye to carbon-spewing coal and oil plants. But we can't wave a mag...

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The Next Y2K? Switching from analog to digital TV

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Last night, the Senate voted to delay the nationwide transition from analog to digital television, opting to push it back from February 17th until June 12th. But reporter Tekla Perry ...

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Kids of the crack generation

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The 1980s were an era of heavy rock and hard drugs. The drug of choice? Cocaine. At the time, public health experts predicted a coming generation of "crack babies" — a wave of childre...

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What?! Teleportation does exist?

Friday, January 23, 2009

Scientists have teleported information between two atoms. All it took was zapping them for a few picseconds with laser pulses while they were trapped in a vacuum that was surrounded b...

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America's Briefing Book: Redesigning the FDA

Friday, January 16, 2009

Scandals like Avandia in 2007 and the recent recall of generic drugs from India have some people wondering if the Food and Drug Administration has been sampling too many free pharmac...

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Happy birthday to the Mars rovers!

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

When the Mars rovers were deployed to the red planet in 2003, they were only expected to last three months. But here we are, five years later celebrating Spirit and Opportunity's anni...

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Macworld opens without Steve Jobs

Monday, January 05, 2009

If you know anything about Macintosh computers, you know that the annual Macworld trade show that kicks off today in San Francisco is one of the biggest events for the Apple community...

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The science behind keeping (and breaking) New Year's resolutions

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Gained five pounds when you wanted to lose ten? Started smoking again after swearing you wouldn't? Not eat vegetables at every meal? Forget to not watch television? Who hasn’t had a N...

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New report analyzes the Columbia space shuttle wreck

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

In 2003, the Columbia space shuttle disintegrated in the skies above Texas. All seven astronauts were lost. A 400-page NASA report released yesterday investigates the equipment fa...

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