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New Tech City

Putting heart and the human experience into tech coverage, WNYC's New Tech City with Manoush Zomorodi investigates what all the data, constant connectivity, and perpetual "upgrades" really mean for daily life. Follow @newtechcity and subscribe to the podcast for stories of discovery on how the digital age is altering our brains, relationships, and values. 

Melinda Gates Tweets About #NPRWIT Series

Friday, March 14, 2014

Tell Me More looks at the highlights so far from this month's "Women in Tech" series — on air and on Twitter.

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On The Media

A Wife Reviews Every Single LP In Her Husband's Record Collection

Friday, March 14, 2014

Alex is a record nerd, Sarah isn't. The result is pretty sweet and also makes you think about why we love the art we love.

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Features

Pi In The City

Friday, March 14, 2014

Today is Pi Day, in that it’s March 14th, or 3.14. It’s the one day a year we pause to reflect on that beautiful symbol used to represent the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Ask The Pilot: Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

Friday, March 14, 2014

It's been a week since Flight 370 disappeared en route to Beijing. Patrick Smith, an airline pilot who blogs at AskThePilot.com, and author of  Cockpit Confidential: Everything You Need to Know About Air Travel (Sourcebooks), talks about what is known and unknown about the flight and the search, and takes your calls and questions.

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Morning Edition

U.S. Monitors For Cyber Operations In Crimea Standoff

Friday, March 14, 2014

The standoff between Russia and Ukraine is being watched closely to see how a tool of modern warfare, cyber operations, might be employed. So far, what's been seen isn't too sophisticated.

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On The Media

Copyright Law for Extraterrestrials

Friday, March 14, 2014

Somewhere at the edge of our heliosphere, billions of miles from Earth, the Voyager 1 spacecraft carries the sounds of a few musicians from our planet into the interstellar void. It also carries a legacy of extraterrestrial copyright law. Bob talks with The New Yorker's music critic Alex Ross about the nature of intergalactic intellectual property.

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The Takeaway

Can Obama Get Young People to Enroll in the ACA? | Inside the Paralympics: Ice Sled Hockey | Living Longer Means Rethinking Social Structures

Friday, March 14, 2014

Ukraine Crisis Collides With Domestic Politics in the U.S. | Is Venezuela on The Road to Civil War? | As Deadline Looms, Can Obama Get Young People to Enroll in the ACA? | Rapper 'PI Diddy' Looks to Make Math Fun | U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team Ready to Take Home Gold | New Movie Releases of The Week | Living Longer Means Rethinking Social Structures

On The Media

Twitter Cartography

Friday, March 14, 2014

With more than 240 million active users engaged in activities ranging from abetting revolutions to reporting tornadoes, Twitter’s cultural impact can’t be denied. But can we use it to chart how we actually communicate, not just with our own cohorts, but the world outside? Bob talks to Pew Research Center's Lee Rainie about mapping the informational ecosystem of Twitter.

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Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg Takes White House To Task Over Privacy

Thursday, March 13, 2014

In an open letter, the Facebook co-founder said the U.S. should be "a champion for the internet, not a threat."

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Pew Study: Many Technophiles Also Love Libraries

Thursday, March 13, 2014

A new study by Pew Research Internet Project has a surprise: people who use the old-school local library also tend to be highly engaged with technology.

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SXSW Interactive Wrap-Up: So Much Fest, So Little Time

Thursday, March 13, 2014

A look back at some of the bigger conversations and interesting ideas that emerged from the tech ideas fest and marketing bonanza.

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Electronic Headband Prevents Migraines With Tiny Jolts

Thursday, March 13, 2014

The battery-powered device sends electrical pulses through the skin of the forehead. People who used the headband in a study had fewer migraines and took less headache medicine.

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Morning Edition

Google's Flu Tracker Suffers From Sniffles

Thursday, March 13, 2014

It sounds like a good idea: anticipating flu's spread by monitoring a region's online searches. But sometimes a sneeze is just a cold.

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All Things Considered

Report: Target Missed Its Chance To Prevent Data Breach

Thursday, March 13, 2014

The giant retailer was hit by a massive breach that exposed tens of millions of customer credit cards to cyberthieves. A Bloomberg Businessweek investigation found that Target missed early warnings.

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All Things Considered

With 3-D Printing, Affordable Prosthetics Are In Reach

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Dan Carsen of WBHM reports how 3-D printers are changing manufacturing. They're cheap, and their results can be impressive. In Alabama, a team is working to create affordable prosthetics for kids.

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Science Friday

SciFri: Three Years After the Fukushima Nuclear Meltdown

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Three out of the six reactors at the Fukushima Daichii nuclear power plant suffered a meltdown.

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Science Friday

SciFri: As the Web Turns 25, Where Is It Going Next?

Thursday, March 13, 2014

We celebrate the web’s 25th birthday with an archival clip of Tim Berners-Lee, the web’s inventor, and take a look ahead with Lee Rainie of the Pew Research Center.

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Science Friday

SciFri: EncROACHment: New York’s Invasive Cockroaches

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Rutgers University entomologists unravel clues to identify a new invasive roach species in New York City.

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Science Friday

SciFri: Celebrating Irrational, Transcendental Pi

Thursday, March 13, 2014

As we celebrate Pi Day, mathematician Steven Strogatz talks about how the ancients calculated pi—and how you can do it at home.

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Science Friday

SciFri: Could a Blood Test Help Diagnose Alzheimer’s?

Thursday, March 13, 2014

In a preliminary study, researchers identified 10 lipids in the blood that correlated with an increased risk for Alzheimer’s.

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