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You've Got Mail, And It Smells Like 18th-Century Paris

The oPhone device (the "o" is for olfactory) will be able to send and receive whiffs of preprogrammed aromas remotely. Created by a Harvard professor, it's intended to add the sense of smell to the way we communicate.

Paul Gibson works on the Geo-Spring hybrid water heater at General Electric's Louisville, Ky., plant. For many years, GE outsourced manufacturing of the water heater to a company in China. But in 2009, it decided to bring production back to the U.S. Jackie Northam/NPR hide caption

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As Overseas Costs Rise, More U.S. Companies Are 'Reshoring'

For decades, American companies have sent their manufacturing work overseas. Extremely low wages in Asia and elsewhere reduced costs. But as costs overseas go up, a growing number of American companies are rethinking that business model.

The motion-capture team at Next Media Animation. The actor (in the leotard) is wearing sensors that the 40 cameras mounted in the studio will capture to help animators render his movements digitally. Elise Hu/NPR hide caption

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For Taiwanese News Animators, Funny Videos Are Serious Work

The studio responsible for bizarre viral videos featuring 3-D animations of the news is more serious than you'd think. Go behind the scenes at the Taipei-based Next Media Animation to find out why this fast-moving — and controversial — company says it's charting the future of news.

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