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2 hrs ago | KOAT-TV

No-scar surgery: Less pain, shorter recovery

"We probably won't be doing surgery anymore," says Dr. Bradley Needleman, director of the Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery at the Ohio State University's Wexner Medical Center, when I ask him about the future of surgery.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Surgery, Robots

4 hrs ago | Tri-cityherald.com

Russia's Putin calls the Internet a 'CIA project'

The Kremlin has been anxious to exert greater control over the Internet, which opposition activists - barred from national television - have used to promote their ideas and organize protests.

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Related Topix: Vladimir Putin, Internet

5 hrs ago | ClickOnDetroit

This machine makes drinking water from thin air

The World Health Organization reports that 780 million people don't have access to clean water, and 3.4 million die each year due to water-borne diseases.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Generation, Industrial, Inventions

9 hrs ago | Sacramento Bee Newspaper

US stocks edge lower after a six-day rise

Stocks edged mostly lower Wednesday, breaking a six-day winning streak, as investors were disappointed by the latest round of earnings from U.S. companies.

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Related Topix: Financial Markets, Robots, Startups, Intuitive Surgical, Biotech, Medicine, Gilead Sciences, Healthcare Industry, Hepatitis, Health

Wed Apr 23, 2014

EDGE

Tech Tips: Add 2nd Layer of Protection Online

Browsers are supposed to keep passwords and other sensitive data safe, but a technical flaw in a widely used padlock security technology allows hackers to grab the information anyway.

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Related Topix: Computer Security, Laptops/Notebooks, Social Software, Startups, Facebook, Computers, Google

The Reporter

Iceberg 6 times the size of Manhattan breaks off of Antarctica

Image of Iceberg B-31 in Antarctica''s Pine Island Glacier made on Nov. 13, 2013 from the NASA Earth Observatory, using Landsat 8 data from the USGS Earth Explorer.

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Related Topix: NASA

The Beaumont Enterprise

Apple increases stock buyback, will split stock

Apple plans to buy back an additional $30 billion of its stock, raise its quarterly dividend by 8 percent and split its stock for the first time in nine years.

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Related Topix: Apple, Startups, Steve Jobs, Cupertino, CA

The Jersey Journal

Rubik's Cube inventor previews newest LSC exhibit

Erno Rubik, right, the inventor of Rubik's Cube, talks with speedcuber Anthony Brooks on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at Liberty Science Center's newest exhibit, "Beyond Rubik's Cube," opening on Saturday.

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Related Topix: Inventions

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Spacewalking astronauts complete urgent repair job

Spacewalking astronauts easily replaced a dead computer outside the International Space Station on Wednesday and got their orbiting home back up to full strength.

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Related Topix: Computers, NASA

The Miami Herald

Albuquerque school wins supercomputing challenge

Organizers of the New Mexico Supercomputing Challenge say two high school students from Albuquerque have taken the top prize at this year's competition.

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Related Topix: High Performance Computing, Albuquerque, NM, Education Etc.

Washington Examiner

Microsoft expands ad-free Bing search for schools

Microsoft is expanding a program that gives schools the ability to prevent ads from appearing in search results when they use its Bing search engine.

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Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups, Internet, Redmond, WA

Tue Apr 22, 2014

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Spacea The final frontier for Yakult probiotics? 6-year study confirmed

Probiotic pioneer Yakult's little bottles are to feature in a 6-year, gravity-free study at the International Space Station .

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Related Topix: Space, NASA

St. Cloud Times

Group: Deadly asteroids more frequent than thought

Deadly space rocks big enough to destroy a city hit the Earth much more often than thought - perhaps as often as once a century, according to new calculations by a non-profit group devoted to preventing Space rocks big enough to destroy a city hit the Earth much more often than thought, according to an estimate by a private group devoted to ... (more)

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Related Topix: Space, Non-Profit, Dinosaur, Science, Paleontology, Explosion

KMIZ

Stocks: Another Tuesday surge

The Dow was up by 100 points for much of the trading session, but finished with a 65 point gain.

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Related Topix: Financial Markets, Biotech, Motorcycles, Harley-Davidson Motorcycle, Allergan

WTHR-TV Indianapolis

Globe had 4th hottest March; US cooler than normal

An Oklahoma inmate's execution set for Tuesday was canceled following a stay order that the state Supreme Court handed down a day earlier, a spokesman for the state Department of Corrections said.

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Related Topix: Prison, Oklahoma Government, Oklahoma, Wyoming Government, Wyoming, Landslide, Space

WBOC-TV Salisbury

High court hears streaming TV case

Supreme Court justices debated Tuesday whether they can side with broadcasters in a copyright challenge to an Internet startup company without threatening the burgeoning world of cloud computing.

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Related Topix: US News, Stephen Breyer, Cloud Computing, Science, Computer Science, Computers

USA Today

Broadcast TV, cloud computing collide at Supreme Court

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Related Topix: US News, Cloud Computing, Science, Computer Science, Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, John G. Roberts

Bellingham Herald

Olympia invention turns cellphone into microscope

Thomas Larson's first product is a lens with 15 times magnification, which could be used by coin and stamp collectors, for example.

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Related Topix: Olympia, WA, Inventions, University of Washington

News Times

Merchants, phone carriers want to shape how you pay

Taka Torimoto of Atlanta uses his phone to make purchases at fast food restaurants and other places that accept alternate methods of payments from cash and credit cards.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Fast Food, Maestro, CPU

Wall Street Journal

Jason Goldberg Drops F-Bombs, Gives Blunt Take on Fab.com

In a blog post laced with profanities , Fab Inc. founder and Chief Executive Jason Goldberg bluntly acknowledges the challenges the company faces, but says he is working to figure out what the company is in order to turn it around.

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Related Topix: Venture Capital, Emerging Technology, Internet

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