Amanda Gerety, a staff nurse at Boston Medical Center, checks monitors that track patients' vital signs. Fewer beeps means crisis warnings are easier to hear, she says. Richard Knox/NPR hide caption

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Silencing Many Hospital Alarms Leads To Better Health Care

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A mathematician's sweet dream: For about $10,000, you can print out rainbow sugar dodecahedrons and interlocking cubes. 3D Systems hide caption

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The National Security Agency headquarters at Fort Meade, Md. The agency has been trying to build a quantum computer, The Washington Post reports — but that news doesn't surprise experts in the field. Saul Loeb/Getty Images hide caption

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The NSA's Quantum Code-Breaking Research Is No Secret

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The question of how humans process the flood of electronic media was a central part of the work of Stanford University sociology professor Clifford Nass, who died recently. Citing multiple studies, Nass said people often overestimate their ability to multitask. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Stanford Professor Who Sounded Alert On Multitasking Has Died

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Apple has bought a factory in Arizona that will be re-purposed to make sapphire glass. The material is used in the iPhone 5s, seen here, as well as in the wristwatch industry. Andy Wong/AP hide caption

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Hackers pose at Disrupt Hackathon in 2011. Araya Diaz/Getty Images hide caption

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The Microma watch was the first watch with a liquid crystal display, but the limited technology of the time prevented Intel from achieving much else with it. Courtesy of Intel hide caption

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Long Before Most, Intel Chased The Smart Watch

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Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing, speaks about pricing for the new iPhone during an Apple product announcement on Tuesday. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Ari Dvorin was hired in May as the first corporate chef at SpareFoot, a startup in Austin, Texas. Here, Dvorin cuts suckling pig for a mockumentary SpareFoot made. Jenny Zhang/Courtesy of SpareFoot hide caption

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Heather Garris, a custodian of medical records, organizes patients' files at Colorado Springs Internal Medicine in Colorado Springs, Colo. Barry Gutierrez for NPR hide caption

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Doctors Heed Prescription For Computerized Records

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