America Abroad

America Abroad: Government and Entrepreneurs

Friday, March 14, 2014

Governments around the world are struggling with how to promote entrepreneurship, considered critical to global competitiveness. And in the United States, there's nothing more politically contentious than the role of government in the economy.


The Brian Lehrer Show

Interstellar Travel Please

Friday, October 05, 2012

Mae Jemison, the former NASA astronaut and the first African American woman in space, is also a physician, engineer, dancer, Star Trek guest actor, and currently the leader of the DARPA-NASA project called 100 Year Starship. She talks about her efforts toward interstellar space travel. 

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The Takeaway

Social Networks Experiment: $40,000 for Ten Red Balloons

Thursday, December 03, 2009

The US Department of Defense is launching a bizarre experiment in social networking this weekend. They're putting up 10 giant red weather balloons across the country, and they're asking regular folks to find them. The point? To study how we can work together on sites like Twitter and Facebook to solve problems. Whichever team finds all 10 balloons first wins $40,000.

Takeaway tech Baratunde Thurston and Peter Lee, the Director of the Transformational Convergence Technology Office, at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, also known as DARPA, explain why social networking and whimsical red balloons will be all the rage this weekend.

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