Technology

U.S. Manufacturing and Engineering Work Force

June 7, 2011

U.S. students lag behind in math and science compared to those in other countries: New efforts to better prepare Americans for work in engineering and manufacturing.

Cyber Security

June 2, 2011

When cyber attacks constitute an act of war: The Pentagon’s strategies to defend the U-S from cyber attacks and guidelines for military retaliation.

Eli Pariser: "The Filter Bubble"

Eli Pariser: "The Filter Bubble"

May 17, 2011

What is the internet hiding from you? As internet giants like Google, Facebook, Netflix and Apple fine tune their ability to personalize content, we will increasingly each live in our own information universe, our own "filter bubble." Former director of MoveOn.org, Eli Pariser, explores the development and future of the most recent digital revolution.

Airline Safety and Inspections

April 6, 2011

The emergency landing of a Southwest flight prompts new questions about airline safety. The FAA calls for changes in the way aging aircraft are maintained and checked worldwide. Diane and guests discuss the risks of air travel today.

Miguel Nicolelis: "Beyond Boundaries"

March 16, 2011

Diane and her guest will discuss the new neuroscience of connecting brains with machines--and how it will change our lives. Award-winning neuroscientist Miguel Nicolelis' work with primates has uncovered a new and controversial method for capturing brain function. It is paving the way for a cure for Parkinson's disease, new ways of treating paralysis, and using brain waves to control everything from transportation to manufacturing.

The Economic Impact of Japan's Earthquake

March 16, 2011

As Japan struggles with a humanitarian crisis, damage from the earthquake also threatens its economy. Production of cars, computer chips and other goods has been disrupted. A discussion of the disaster's impact on the world's third...

Neal Bascomb: "The New Cool"

Neal Bascomb: "The New Cool"

March 3, 2011

What the world's fiercest robotics competition means for America's future. Best-selling author, Neal Bascomb, follows the story of a team of high school seniors and their mentors as they race to built a robot. How their success may herald a new kind of cool that rewards brains over brawn.

Environmental Outlook: Light Bulbs

March 1, 2011

The Clean Energy Act of 2007 requires general all-purpose bulbs to be about 25% more efficient than they are today. The myths and facts about what this will mean for consumers and the environment.

WikiLeaks, the Internet and Democracy

February 9, 2011

An update on the legal fight over the possible extradition of WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, and the overall impact of Wikileak documents, social media, and the Internet on citizen empowerment

The Future of Public Broadcasting

January 20, 2011

The future of public broadcasting: Consumers have thousands of options for information and entertainment and Congress is threatening to cut government funding. The challenges and opportunities facing public radio and television.

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