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Mythili Rao

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Mythili Rao appears in the following:

Examining The Most Innovative Eras in U.S. History

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The idea of standardized service for electricity and for railroads, along with the notion of "a common carrier," was once something new—and rare. In the case of railroads, establishin...

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Iraq War Vets Reflect as Al Qaeda Rebounds

Monday, January 13, 2014

Al Qaeda flags now fly over Fallujah and Ramadi, two of the major conflict zones for American troops throughout the Iraq War. For U.S. veterans who fought in the region, that news is ...

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The Challenges of Depicting War on Film

Friday, January 10, 2014

One of the biggest challenges in American cinema has been bringing the stories of war to the civilian big screen. "Lone Survivor" is a new film by director Peter Berg  that attempts t...

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How Does Christie's Scandal Stack Up in NJ Politics?

Friday, January 10, 2014

In the annals of Jersey political history, in the myths and stories explored so well by the likes of Tony Soprano and Nucky Thompson,  how does the Chris Christie Administration compa...

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Is NJ Bridge Scandal Business As Usual?

Thursday, January 09, 2014

A series of traffic jams that took place over the summer in Fort Lee, NJ now appear to have implications for Gov. Chris Christie. Newly released emails show that after Fort Lee’s mayo...

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The Surprising Sounds Detected by a Nuclear Monitoring Network

Thursday, January 09, 2014

The International Monitoring System is the world’s first planetary surveillance network. The system has picked up everything from the sounds of the 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunam...

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How Olympic Figure Skaters Pick the Perfect Song

Thursday, January 09, 2014

The song that frames an Olympic figure skater's routine needs to have a variety of tempos. It needs to have emotional resonance and perhaps a little bit of edge. Most importantly, it ...

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Coding Literacy is The Way of the Future

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects jobs in computer programming will grow by 12 percent from 2010 to 2020. Soon, we might all have to learn code—whether we want to or not. Manous...

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How to Prepare a Drone for Commercial Use

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Big news for the world of drones came late last month when the FAA announced that it was authorizing sites in 10 states to carry out drone aircraft testing. One of the sites where tes...

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The Burglary That Exposed FBI Surveillance

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

On March 8, 1971, a small group of activists calling themselves the Citizens' Commission to Investigate the FBI staged a break-in of FBI offices in Media, Pennsylvania. The files th...

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Senate to Vote to Extend Unemployment Benefits

Monday, January 06, 2014

The Senate is back in session today and the House returns tomorrow. Though it’s a new year, much of what’s on the agenda is last year’s business. At the top of the list is a vote to e...

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Blizzard is de Blasio's First Big Test - How'd he Do?

Friday, January 03, 2014

A winter storm settled in across the northeast and parts of the Midwest last night, affecting an estimated 100 million people nation wide. This nor'easter is also providing a test for...

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'Tomorrow-Land': Examining The Cultural Impact of The 1964-65 World's Fair

Friday, January 03, 2014

Fifty years ago, New York City was a very different place when it hosted visitors from around the world for the World's Fair of 1964-65. Joseph Tirella, author of “Tomorrow-Land: The ...

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Colorado Retail Marijuana Sales Begin

Thursday, January 02, 2014

In the fall of 2012, Colorado voters approved the use, possession, and sale of small amounts of marijuana for adults above the age of 21. Yesterday that new measure fully took effect ...

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Heightened Security in Russia After Attacks

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Across Russia, heightened security measures are in place after twin bombings in the city of Volgograd killed at least 32 people earlier in the week.  Meanwhile, around the world, Olym...

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In Detroit, A Home for Writers

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

In the months since Detroit filed for bankruptcy, there’s been a lot of discussion over who or what it would take to repair the city.  A new nonprofit called Write A House has one nov...

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What to Get the Kids? High Tech Toys that Teach

Friday, December 20, 2013

There are dozens of high-tech toys to pick from—battery-operated puppies, motorized wagons and so much more. But how do you actually pick out toys that have real educational value? Ma...

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Views of the Middle from Across America

Thursday, December 19, 2013

This week, the U.S. Census Bureau released new data on median household income levels for every community across America. The Takeaway set out to find ordinary "median earners" from d...

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"The Luminaries" Lights Up the Literary Skies

Thursday, December 19, 2013

"The Luminaries" is the fascinating new novel written by Eleanor Catton, the 2013 Man Booker Prize winner. Described by the New York Times as "doing a Charlotte Bronte-Themed crosswor...

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The Meaning Behind Russia's Ukrainian 'Rescue'

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

After days of anti-government protests in Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that his country would come to the aid of its neighbor to the tune of $15 billion. But th...

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