July 17, 2013 Police have scanned millions of license plates around the country and can save the data on vehicle locations for later use. It's a helpful tool for policing, but critics say it's a threat to privacy.
July 17, 2013 A billion people worldwide live in slums, largely invisible to city services and governments — but not to satellites. A global movement is putting mapping technology in the hands of slum dwellers to persuade governments and the residents themselves to see these shadow cities in a whole new light. NPR's Gregory Warner visits one slum in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi.
July 16, 2013 Little Hinamitetu and its cousins star in a series of videos. Watch them flip, and sometimes fail, as they try some Olympian moves.
July 16, 2013 KCURSecure data storage is a big selling point for Cerner. But the company also develops software for all kinds of medical settings, and it even sends tech people to hospitals to run their information systems. Founded in 1979, Cerner now employs 12,000 people, and it can't hire engineers fast enough.
July 16, 2013 In this installment of our Weekly Innovation series, a bedding set that promises to solve the problem of having to realign or untangle bunched up sheets in the morning. The designers of Smart Bedding say it's a daily timesaver.
July 16, 2013 Many parents consider teenagers' social media lives to be a dark, mysterious void. But parents who are connected to their children on Facebook and Twitter are more likely to have strong ties in real life, a study finds.
July 16, 2013 Mixing knowledge and noshing at a gathering of Wikipedia contributors.
July 15, 2013 Protests of the George Zimmerman verdict remained largely peaceful this weekend, as social media continued to be the place to vent, bicker and debate over the killing of Trayvon Martin and its aftermath.
July 15, 2013 CPRDoctors are rushing to take advantage of federal incentives to computerize their offices. Even now, many physicians still rely on paper records for patients. While the digital approach offers some advantages, the cost and complexity of switching can be daunting.
July 14, 2013 An Australian restaurant owner wants to replace the most common word in the English language, "the," with a new symbol. He wants to create more space for typing, texting and Twitter. But will this character be as popular as the ampersand, which sometimes replaces "and" with the symbol "&"?