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Many institutions have their archives stored on CDs — but the discs aren't as stable as once thought. There is no average life span for a CD, says preservationist Michele Youket, "because there is no average disc." Sarah Tilotta/NPR hide caption

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Respondents in a survey of women with engineering degrees said that many companies did not provide opportunities for women like them to advance and develop. iStockphoto hide caption

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Security expert Jose Molina discovered he could control "every device in every room" of a luxury hotel in China. Aarti Shahani/NPR hide caption

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After Grant Hernandez, an undergraduate security researcher at the University of Central Florida, hacked Nest, he programmed it to riff off a favorite line from the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey. Aarti Shahani hide caption

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Brooke Hammerling, the founder of Brew Media Relations, says she created her own firm because she got sick of a mix of dismissive tech guys and sexism inside some companies. Christof Stache/dpa/Landov hide caption

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Cybersecurity researcher Ruben Santamarta says he has figured out how to hack the satellite communications equipment on passenger jets through their Wi-Fi and in-flight entertainment systems. Andrea Comas/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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