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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 22:33:21 -0400

Amazon, Microsoft beat low expectations
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 20:10:00 -0400April 24 - Amazon and Microsoft topped sales forecasts as both companies matched or exceeded low earnings predictions. Conway G. Gittens reports.

One million endangered orchids to be planted in South Florida
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 19:52:00 -0400Apr 23. - In an effort to resurrect orchid populations in South Florida, researchers and botanists plan to germinate and plant one million of the critically endangered plants over the next five years. The project aims to reverse the damage done by urban development that has all but destroyed the region's native species. Ben Gruber has more.

Apple doles out cash, Facebook beat underwhelms
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:05:00 -0400Apr 23 - Apple wows the street with a 7-for-1 stock split that overshadowed a plunge in iPad sales. Meanwhile, Facebook easily beat forecasts but a slowing growth rate for active sign ups could be a problem for the high-flying stock. Conway G. Gittens reports.

The two faces of Facebook & Apple
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:47:00 -0400Apr 23 - As Facebook and Apple report earnings, Jackdaw Research analyst Jan Dawson calls Apple "a victim of its own success" and explains the struggles and silver linings of Facebook. Conway G. Gittens reports.

NASA astronauts perform spacewalk outside International Space Station
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:28:00 -0400April 23 - NASA Astronauts Steve Swanson and Rick Mastracchio perform a spacewalk outside the International Space Station (ISS) to replace equipment. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Israeli company reinvents the wheel
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:46:00 -0400April 23 - An Israeli company has developed a technology that allows wheelchairs and bicycles to travel more comfortably over bumps and down stairs. Softwheel says its 'symmetrical selective in-wheel suspension' system is designed to absorb the impact of obstacles in the road, and could be adapted to suit any vehicle with wheels. Jim Drury reports.

Journey through quail embryo wins Nikon science video prize
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:29:00 -0400April 23 - Sequential images of a ten day old quail embryo have won Portuguese biologist, Gabriel G. Martins first prize in this year's Nikon Small World in Motion Photomicrography Competition. The entry was one of hundreds submitted for the contest, which aims to highlight the latest techniques of scientific imaging. Second place went to Michael Weber of The Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics in Dresden, Germany for his video showing the beating heart of a two-day old zebrafish embryo and third to Dr. Lin Shao of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Janelia Farm Research Campus in Ashburn, Virginia. His video entry features a live HeLa (cancer) cell, which shows for the first time the inner details of the mitochondria in a living cell within a 3D image.

Cloud computing could be at risk in Aereo ruling
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 14:25:31 -0400April 22 - Amy Howe, editor of SCOTUSblog and BTIG's Rich Greenfield handicap the broadcasters case against Aereo after the Supreme Court hearing. Bobbi Rebell reports.

Tech innovation vs. legal technicalities in Aereo case
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 14:34:00 -0400April 22 - Gary Shapiro, CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association defends Aereo's business model, but Hogan Lovells' Neal Katyal, broadcaster's advisor, argues Aereo is using a legal loophole to skirt the law.

Power Box delivers wireless boost to engine performance
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:54:00 -0400Apr. 22 - A Polish company has developed a wireless device which can reduce a car's fuel consumption while boosting its power output at the same time. Called a Power Box, the device connects to the battery, allowing the driver to adjust their vehicle's factory engine settings with a smartphone app. Jim Drury reports.




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