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Police Use Fingertip Replicas To Unlock A Murder Victim's Phone

NPR | July 27, 2016

Michigan State University engineers tried 3-D-printed fingertips and special conductive replicas of the victim's fingerprints to crack the biometric lock on his Samsung Galaxy phone.

UW Scientist Wants To Digitize Every Fish Species In The World

AP | July 27, 2016

So far, scientists have digitized images of more than 500 species, from poachers to sculpins, from museum collections around the globe.

Tesla's Ambitions Run Into The Realities Of Making Cars

NPR | July 26, 2016

Tesla, which has roots in the tech world, is facing the challenge of becoming a successful car company amid scrutiny over its Autopilot technology.

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FBI Investigates Possible Russian Connection To Leaked DNC Emails

NPR | July 26, 2016 9:07 a.m.

Hackers tied to two Russian intelligence agencies breached DNC computers in May, but whether the same hackers turned over thousands of emails to WikiLeaks is still under investigation.

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Sun-Powered Airplane Completes Historic Trip Around The World

NPR | July 26, 2016 8:07 a.m.

"This is not only a first in the history of aviation; it's before all a first in the history of energy," Swiss pilot Bertrand Piccard says. His plane flew more than 26,700 miles without using fuel.

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Verizon Buys Yahoo For $4.8 Billion In Cash, Touting Gains In Mobile

NPR | July 25, 2016 7:59 a.m.

The deal comes more than a year after Verizon paid $4.4 billion to acquire AOL; as part of Verizon, Yahoo will join the same division AOL currently occupies.

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Verizon Buys Yahoo, Ending The Run Of An Internet Mammoth

NPR | July 25, 2016 7:09 a.m.

Verizon will announce the deal Monday, according to Bloomberg. While Yahoo will keep its most valuable assets, the move effectively disbands Yahoo as one of the longest-running Internet companies.

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Experimental Plane Sets Off On Final Leg Of Its Round-The-World Journey

NPR | July 24, 2016 12:29 p.m.

It's the first time for a solar-powered plane to circumnavigate the globe. Now it's en route to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates — and you can watch the journey in a live video from the cockpit.

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So Long, VCR. We Hardly Knew You (Were Still Around)

NPR | July 22, 2016 4:15 p.m.

It's been a long time coming for the VCR. After beating out Betamax and LaserDisc for home viewing dominance in the 1980s, VHS players are going away for good.

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Study: The Digital Divide Between Latinos And Whites Is Shrinking

NPR | July 22, 2016 3:26 p.m.

After years of lagging behind other ethnic groups when it comes to accessing the Internet, the "digital divide" between Latinos and whites is now at its narrowest point since 2009.

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Episode 576: When Women Stopped Coding

NPR | July 22, 2016 1:17 p.m.

A lot of computing pioneers were women. For decades, the number of women in computer science was growing. But in 1984, something changed.

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Twitter Permanently Suspends Conservative Writer For Targeted Abuse

NPR | July 22, 2016 12:40 p.m.

The suspension of Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos comes amid a recent campaign in which users tweeted hundreds of racist and abusive messages at Ghostbusters actress Leslie Jones.

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WATCH: Facebook Tests Internet-Beaming Plane

NPR | July 22, 2016 10:27 a.m.

The social media company's high-altitude, unmanned, solar-powered drone is designed to provide wireless Internet coverage to the ground below.