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Friday News Roundup - International

July 12, 2013

Egypt's military government calls for the arrest of Muslim Brotherhood leaders. President Barack Obama considers pulling all troops from Afghanistan after 2014. And the U.S. warns China on cyber theft. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

The Mission To Fly A Solar-Powered Plane Around The World

The Mission To Fly A Solar-Powered Plane Around The World

June 19, 2013

In 1999, the Swiss explorer Bertrand Piccard became the first person to circumnavigate the globe in a balloon. The journey took three weeks but he almost didn’t make it, nearly running out of fuel. That close call inspired Piccard to...

How The FBI And Police Are Using Facial Recognition Systems

June 18, 2013

Twenty-six states allow police to search photo ID databases for criminals, victims and witnesses. How advances in facial recognition are transforming law enforcement and raising privacy concerns.

Leakers Versus Whistle-Blowers

June 12, 2013

Whistle-blowers who expose crime, corruption and abuse of power have protections under the law. Understanding when revealing top secret information is an act of heroism or a crime.

What's Private In The Modern Age

June 10, 2013

What's private in the modern age: government collection of personal data, cyber theft and the balance between privacy and security.

Scientific Advances In Prosthetic Limbs (Rebroadcast)

Scientific Advances In Prosthetic Limbs (Rebroadcast)

May 27, 2013

How technological and medical advances in prosthetic limbs are changing lives.

Scientific Advances In Prosthetic Limbs

Scientific Advances In Prosthetic Limbs

May 16, 2013

How technological and medical advances in prosthetic limbs are changing lives.

Jaron Lanier: "Who Owns The Future?"

Jaron Lanier: "Who Owns The Future?"

May 9, 2013

Companies like Google and Facebook are estimated to be worth billions of dollars. A technology pioneer on why the middle class has been left out of the boom.

Who Benefits From College And Why

May 8, 2013

New research suggests the college-for-all approach needs revision. Understanding who benefits from college and why.

Ernest Freeberg: "The Age of Edison: Electric Light and the Invention of Modern America"

February 25, 2013

A historian places Thomas Edison's incandescent light bulb in the context of a period of intense technological creativity in the U.S. More than any other invention, he argues, electric light ushered in modernity.

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