August 31, 2014 Many Star Trek gadgets have made the journey from science fiction to real life. Arun Rath talks to Grant Campany about the X Prize Foundation's competition to bring the medical tricorder to life.
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August 31, 2014 NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to Ryan Grepper, creator of a cooler named Coolest, which has set a new record as the highest-grossing Kickstarter campaign.
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Across Washington State, hydroelectric dams are blocking salmon as they migrate to their spawning grounds. Enter the salmon cannon.
August 31, 2014 Alarmed by the rapid decline of wild salmon populations, a company has invented a novel way to help migratory fish over blocked rivers. It uses air pressure to fire them out of a cannon.
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August 30, 2014 The "sharing economy" has created a lot of solutions for cheap rides and places to stay. In a piece for Ozy.com, Pooja Bhatia writes about one undesired byproduct: oversharing.
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The GoPro Fetch can fit dogs as small as 15 pounds and as large as 120 pounds.
August 30, 2014 This past week, the camera maker GoPro unveiled the Fetch harness, which allows people to attach the durable cameras to their dogs. The company was inspired by some DIY efforts at pet videography.
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Uber's going the distance to try and crowd out its competition, like Lyft and its signature mustached vehicles.
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August 30, 2014 Also in this week's roundup, Amazon's $1 billion purchase surprises some tech watchers. Yet we're most excited about finding a way to avoid physical exertion at lunch.
He's working; really, he is.
August 29, 2014 You probably haven't thought about whether your phone could help diagnose alcohol withdrawal. Well, it can. An app for doctors measures tremors and may help tell if someone's faking it to get drugs.
August 29, 2014 The ambitious program announced Thursday escalates Google's technological arms race with rival Amazon, which also is experimenting with self-flying vehicles to deliver merchandise.
Jay Chandrasekhar and Sarah Chalke are a married couple in the new Amazon Studios pilot Really.
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August 28, 2014 NPR TV critic Eric Deggans ranks Amazon's new batch of five series pilots, asking why none of them seem to break the rules of TV quite enough to draw attention.
A demonstrator raises his arms before police officers move in to arrest him on Aug. 19 in Ferguson, Mo.
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August 28, 2014 NPR and St. Louis Public Radio are in Ferguson, Mo., today for a community conversation about race and law enforcement. Follow here or join us on Twitter at 7 p.m. ET to discuss #BeyondFerguson.
August 28, 2014 Hackers successfully infiltrated the computer systems of JPMorgan Chase and at least four other banks recently. The FBI is investigating what's being called a sophisticated cyberattack, but bank officials have not yet found any evidence of fraud.
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August 28, 2014 Kids read emotions better after spending several days without electronic media, according to new research.
When not in use, this desk oven can be stowed upright and can serve as a whiteboard.
August 27, 2014 If this product design becomes a reality, you won't even have to leave your desk to heat up your Lean Cuisine.
The unique browning patterns on mozzarella come from the way it bubbles, a scientist says.
August 27, 2014 Why do some cheeses melt and caramelize better than others? Researchers used high-tech cameras and special software to figure it out.
August 27, 2014 The Pew Research Center report shows that Americans were more willing to have a conversation about NSA leaker Edward Snowden face-to-face than in discussion groups on Facebook or Twitter.
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