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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 57 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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    • 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 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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    • An Easier Way to Track Your Blood Pressure

    • By: Rachel Metz
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Wells
    • Length: 4 mins
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    Having your blood pressure taken by a cuff that inflates and deflates around your upper arm is reliable, but it’s not very fast or portable, and it isn’t able to give you continuous measurements over time. A startup called Blumio is trying a different tactic. It’s building blood-pressure measuring technology that uses radar - typically employed for things like tracking ships or speeding cars by monitoring the phase changes in electromagnetic waves as they reflect off of them.

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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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    • 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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    • How to Help Self-Driving Cars Make Ethical Decisions

    • By: Will Knight
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Wells
    • Length: 5 mins
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    A philosopher is perhaps the last person you'd expect to have a hand in designing your next car, but that's exactly what one expert on self-driving vehicles has in mind. Chris Gerdes, a professor at Stanford University, leads a research lab that is experimenting with sophisticated hardware and software for automated driving.

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    • The Best AI Program Still Flunks an Eighth-Grade Science Test

    • By: Will Knight
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Wells
    • Length: 5 mins
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    For all the remarkable progress being made in artificial intelligence, and warnings about the upheaval this might bring, the smartest computer would still struggle to make it through the eighth grade.

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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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    • Why the New NSA Restrictions Won’t Harm National Security

    • By: David Talbot
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Wells
    • Length: 4 mins
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    The National Security Agency lost its authority to grab the phone records of millions of Americans following this week’s change in legislation enacted after 9/11. But there is no evidence that the data produced actionable intelligence during the 13 years the government had access to it anyway.

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    • Fighting ISIS Online

    • By: David Talbot
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Wells
    • Length: 20 mins
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    The two men pecked out messages on opposite sides of the country. “Yes the Islamic State was a fantasy in 2004, now look at it. The U.S. was a fantasy in 1776, now look at it,” the man in Virginia wrote in a Twitter direct message to an online friend in Oregon.

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    • Quest to Mine Seawater for Lithium Advances

    • By: Richard Martin
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Wells
    • Length: 6 mins
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    Researchers at Japan’s Atomic Energy Agency have come up with a new method of processing seawater to extract lithium - an element that plays a key role in advanced batteries for electric vehicles and one that, if current predictions for the EV market prove accurate, could be in short supply before the end of the decade.

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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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    • 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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    • A Deeper Look at the New Google

    • By: Robert D. Hof
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Wells
    • Length: 6 mins
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    Before Apple’s Steve Jobs died in 2011, he told Google cofounder and CEO Larry Page that his company was trying to do too much.

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    • China Wants to Replace Millions of Workers with Robots

    • By: Will Knight
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Wells
    • Length: 7 mins
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    China is laying the groundwork for a robot revolution by planning to automate the work currently done by millions of low-paid workers. The government’s plan will be crucial to a broader effort to reform China’s economy while also meeting the ambitious production goals laid out in its latest economic blueprint, which aims to double per capita income by 2020 from 2016 levels with at least 6.5 percent annual growth.

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    • Startup Bets Its Magic Touch on Seeds Can Boost Crop Yields

    • By: Mike Orcutt
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Wells
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Might the communities of microörganisms living in healthy plants hold the keys to dramatically increasing crop yields? A new venture-backed company is betting yes. Indigo, a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based startup, is developing microbe-based crop treatments identified through the study of the beneficial bacteria and fungi - collectively known as the microbiome - that naturally live in and around plants.

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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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    • Automated Vehicles: One Eye on the Road, Another on You

    • By: Will Knight
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Wells
    • Length: 6 mins
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    A video posted to YouTube last year provides proof that some people can’t be trusted behind the wheel even when their car is doing all the driving.

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    • Who Will Own the Robots?

    • By: David Rotman
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Wells
    • Length: 29 mins
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    The way Hod Lipson describes his Creative Machines Lab captures his ambitions: “We are interested in robots that create and are creative.” Lipson, an engineering professor at Cornell University (this July he’s moving his lab to Columbia University), is one of the world’s leading experts on artificial intelligence and robotics.

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