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Tech Giants Team Up To Tackle The Ethics Of Artificial Intelligence

NPR | Sept. 28, 2016

Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and IBM form a group to set the first industrywide best practices for the technology already powering many applications, such as voice and image recognition.

I Guess We Need To Talk About Pepe The Frog

NPR | Sept. 28, 2016

A cartoon frog became popular, then a pariah. Now the Anti-Defamation League has identified it as a hate symbol. We take a short look at the amphibious, ambiguous meme.

Scientists Frustrated OSU Will Build $50M Research Center In Tsunami Zone

OPB | Sept. 28, 2016

OSU is ignoring the advice of some of its ocean scientists by building a $50 million research center in Newport's tsunami zone.

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When Phones Went Mobile: Revisiting NPR's 1983 Story On 'Cellular'

NPR | Sept. 27, 2016 3:38 p.m.

The report titled "Cellular Phones Are Completely Mobile" features a man who was "among the first 1,500 customers to use a new mobile phone system called cellular."

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Russian Hackers Doxxed Me. What Should I Do About It?

NPR | Sept. 27, 2016 2:06 p.m.

NPR's David Welna was recently hacked by a pro-Kremlin website when he applied for press credentials in Ukraine. He's hardly alone. But it's an issue the U.S. government is reluctant to discuss.

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Elon Musk Unveils His Plan For Colonizing Mars

NPR | Sept. 27, 2016 10:36 a.m.

In a speech at the International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico, the billionaire tech entrepreneur is detailing his vision for sending humans to the Red Planet.

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Online Trackers Follow Our Digital Shadow By 'Fingerprinting' Browsers, Devices

NPR | Sept. 27, 2016 9:42 a.m.

Online tracking is no longer about "cookies." New technology helps trackers to link online breadcrumbs — including across devices — through browser settings, battery levels and other details.

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Fact Check: Trump And Clinton Debate For The 1st Time

NPR | Sept. 26, 2016 6:53 p.m.

NPR reporters and editors annotated Monday night's debate as it happened. Read the final fact check, analysis and context here.

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Republicans Say Obama Administration Is Giving Away The Internet

NPR | Sept. 26, 2016 3:41 p.m.

The U.S. is about to complete its long-planned handover of Internet domain name management to a global non-profit. Republicans argue it's an example of the Obama administration giving up U.S. power.

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13-Car Train Derailment Prompts Hazmat Precautions In Eugene

The Register-Guard | Sept. 25, 2016 7:22 p.m.

Thirteen railcars, one of them containing a hazardous, flammable liquid, derailed on a Union Pacific train Sunday, prompting a partial evacuation, detouring traffic well into the night and stalling Amtrak train passengers.

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Computer Scientists Solve Mystery Of The Ein Gedi Scroll By 'Virtual Unwrapping'

NPR | Sept. 25, 2016 5:33 a.m.

Researchers used a new kind of analysis to make a virtual image of a crumbling ancient scroll from Israel. Biblical scholars were able to read the recreated text, which is from Leviticus.

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Portland Says New Speed Camera Reduces Speeding By 93 Percent

OPB | Sept. 23, 2016 9:45 a.m. | Portland

Transportation experts say a new kind of speed camera has reduced speeding along a Portland highway by 93 percent.

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2 Stories, Many Cameras: Protesters Demand Video Of Charlotte Shooting

NPR | Sept. 23, 2016 3:43 a.m.

Charlotte's mayor tells NPR that the footage will be released "eventually," but that there's no timeline for it. This summer, North Carolina passed a law limiting the public's access to such videos.