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    • The Tiny Startup Racing Google to Build a Quantum Computing Chip

    • By: Tom Simonite
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Wells
    • Length: 6 mins
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    The airy Berkeley office space of startup Rigetti Computing boasts three refrigerators - but only one of them stores food. The other two use liquid helium to cool experimental computer chips to a fraction of a degree from absolute zero. The two-year-old company is trying to build the hardware needed to power a quantum computer, which could trounce any conventional machine by tapping into quantum mechanics.

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    • Google’s Quantum Dream Machine

    • By: Tom Simonite
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Wells
    • Length: 16 mins
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    The theoretical underpinnings of quantum computing are well established. And physicists can build the basic units, known as qubits, out of which a quantum computer would be made. They can even operate qubits together in small groups. But they have not made a fully working, practical quantum computer.

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    • The Neighbors

    • By: Hannah Mary McKinnon
    • Narrated by: Mary Jane Wells, Alex Wyndham, Billie Fulford-Brown, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
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    After a night of fun back in 1992, Abby is responsible for a car crash that kills her beloved brother. It's a mistake she can never forgive, so she pushes away Liam, the man she loves most, knowing that he would eventually hate her for what she's done, the same way she hates herself. Twenty years later, Abby's husband, Nate, is also living with a deep sense of guilt. He was the driver who first came upon the scene of Abby's accident, the man who could not save her brother in time. It's this guilt, this regret, that binds them together. Then, Liam moves into the neighborhood....

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    • By Taylor on 03-21-18

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    • Sarah M. Eden British Isles Collection

    • Six Historical Romance Novellas
    • By: Sarah M. Eden
    • Narrated by: Mary Jane Wells, Karen Peakes, Karen Cass, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
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    The SARAH M. EDEN BRITISH ISLES COLLECTION contains two brand new historical romance novellas A FRIEND INDEED and A HAPPY BEGINNING, as well as four hand-picked readers' and reviewers' favorites of Sarah's popular Timeless Romance Anthology novellas. Listeners will love this selection of six historical romance novellas set in the British Isles.

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    • Wonderful heartwarming short stories

    • By songbirdsue on 02-20-18

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    • Meet Facebook’s Stratospheric Internet Drone

    • By: Tom Simonite
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Wells
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Facebook has built the first of what it hopes will be a large fleet of solar-powered drones that will bring Internet connectivity to hundreds of millions of people beyond the reach of today's telecommunications infrastructure. Aquila, as the V-shaped carbon fiber craft is known, is powered by two propellers and has a wingspan of about 42 meters, roughly equivalent to a Boeing 737 airliner.

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    • The Real Software Security Problem Is Us

    • By: Jean Yang
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Wells
    • Length: 3 mins
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    A colleague recently described a fun Friday night for his teenage son: staying home and chatting online. Every now and then there’s a party where all his friends talk on their laptops.

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    • Can Machine Learning Help Lift China's Smog?

    • By: Will Knight
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Wells
    • Length: 4 mins
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    From the street, through Beijing’s heavy smog, it can sometimes be hard to make out IBM’s Chinese headquarters: a towering office building with a distinctive undulating architectural flourish and a large company logo at the top. But just a short distance away, on the northeast outskirts of the capital, IBM computer scientists are using artificial intelligence to develop what they think will be a way to manage China’s notorious and chronic pollution problem more successfully.

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    • You Can Finally Know How Much Energy That New Refrigerator Saves

    • By: Richard Martin
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Wells
    • Length: 4 mins
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    Improving the energy efficiency of buildings is considered the fastest and least expensive way to cut energy use and, thus, carbon emissions. Although many states have programs in place to promote energy efficiency, mostly through rebates, the market has largely stalled because of high up-front costs, heavy regulation, limited funding mechanisms, and uncertainties surrounding the actual savings provided.

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    • Airplanes Are Getting Lighter Thanks to 3-D-Printed Parts

    • By: Mike Orcutt
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Wells
    • Length: 3 mins
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    Metal 3-D printing, which has been around for decades, is finally coming into its own as a genuine mass manufacturing technology: Sales of machines that print metal objects have risen rapidly as manufacturers, especially in the aerospace industry, gear up for commercial production of additively made parts they’ve been developing for years.

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    • The Struggle for Accurate Measurements on Your Wrist

    • By: Rachel Metz
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Wells
    • Length: 10 mins
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    Until recently, I didn’t know a thing about how my roughly 25-minute bike commute across San Francisco - or any other part of my day, really - affects my body, other than that I inevitably arrive at work sweaty and a bit out of breath when I’m in a big rush. How high is my heart rate? Do my sleep habits affect it? How many calories do I burn?

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    • The Tesla Model 3 May Depend on This Battery Breakthrough

    • By: Mike Orcutt
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Wells
    • Length: 2 mins
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    Can Tesla really deliver on its promise to offer a long-range electric vehicle that is cheap enough to attract mainstream buyers by 2017? We can’t know for sure without access to the company’s proprietary information. But one thing is clear: if Tesla is successful it will be because of significant advances to the design and manufacturing of its battery pack, which many estimates suggest represents a quarter to half of the full cost of the car.

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    • Can This Man Make AI More Human?

    • By: Will Knight
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Wells
    • Length: 17 mins
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    Gary Marcus became fascinated by the mind in high school after reading The Mind’s I, a collection of essays on consciousness edited by the cognitive scientist Douglas Hofstadter and the philosopher Daniel Dennett, as well as Hofstadter’s metaphorical book on minds and machines, Gödel, Escher, Bach. Around the same time, he wrote a computer program designed to translate Latin into English.

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    • Soft Robotic Glove Could Put Daily Life Within Patients’ Grasp

    • By: Anna Nowogrodzki
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Wells
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Engineers at Harvard have developed a soft robotic glove that allows people with limited hand mobility to grasp and pick up objects. The device could help the estimated 6.8 million people in the United States who have hand mobility issues, whether from a degenerative condition, stroke, or old age.

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    • Why Rwanda Is Going to Get the World's First Network of Delivery Drones

    • By: Will Knight
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Wells
    • Length: 2 mins
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    A startup called Zipline will use a fleet of long-distance drones to airdrop precious blood and medicines to remote medical facilities across Rwanda. The potentially life-saving project hints at the potential for unmanned aerial vehicles to revolutionize the delivery of some goods. But it also highlights the fact that drone delivery currently makes most sense only in extreme situations.

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    • How Twitter Bots Turn Tweeters into Activists

    • By: Signe Brewster
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Wells
    • Length: 3 mins
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    If a team of researchers gets its way, the activist networks of the future could be organized by Twitter bots. A recent study published by Microsoft details a cohort of Twitter bots that targeted and challenged people who tweeted about government corruption in Latin America to take specific action. Some bots asked for potential solutions from the tweeters, while others offered messages of solidarity. The researchers dubbed the system “Botivist.”

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    • Tech’s Enduring Great-Man Myth

    • By: Amanda Schaffer
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Wells
    • Length: 16 mins
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    Since Steve Jobs’s death, in 2011, Elon Musk has emerged as the leading celebrity of Silicon Valley.

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    • Outta My Way! How Will We Translate Google's Self-Driving Honks?

    • By: Michael Reilly
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Wells
    • Length: 3 mins
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    Google’s cuddly-looking robotic cars have taken a big step on the way to developing a harder edge: they’ve learned to honk. In the Google Self-Driving Car Project’s latest monthly report (PDF), the company says it has been testing horn algorithms in its prototype cars for some time, playing the horn sound inside the cars as a way to make sure they’re not beeping in a way that would confuse other drivers. As the algorithm has improved, the cars have recently begun “broadcasting our car horn to the world.”

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    • Plan to Fabricate a Genome Raises Questions on Designer Humans

    • By: Antonio Regalado
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Wells
    • Length: 9 mins
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    A proposal by a group of scientists and businesspeople to synthesize a human genome from scratch is attracting sharp criticism for dodging the big ethical questions such a step raises. The proposal is to string together synthetically made DNA and shape from it a human genome able to power a cell in a dish, according to lead authors Jef Boeke of New York University’s Langone Medical Center and biotechnologist George Church of Harvard Medical School.

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    • Intel: Chips Will Have to Sacrifice Speed Gains for Energy Savings

    • By: Katherine Bourzac
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Wells
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Move over, silicon. Intel, the world’s largest chipmaker, is preparing to embrace alternatives to the technology that has sustained computing for more than 50 years. William Holt, who leads the company’s technology and manufacturing group, said this week that for chips to keep improving, Intel will soon have to start using fundamentally new technologies.

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    • How Dirty Is Your Air?

    • By: Simson Garfinkel
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Wells
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Air particulates are invisible, but a new generation of indoor air monitors makes it easy to know the air quality instantaneously and take immediate corrective action. In my family’s case, we learned that turning on the exhaust fan helps - it lowers the PM2.5 from 250 to 100 micrograms per cubic meter, but getting the number below 50 required opening windows in the front and back of the house to get cross ventilation.

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