Technology

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May 22, 2015 | KQED · The Living Heart Project aims to create a detailed simulation of the human heart that doctors and engineers can use to test experimental treatments and interventions.
 

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May 22, 2015 | NPR · Medical ethicist Harvey Fineberg says “neo-evolution” is on the horizon. When it becomes easier to eliminate disease through gene therapy, will we change the trajectory of evolution?
 

May 22, 2015 | NPR · There are hundreds of thousands of people doing stuff to your Internet experience that you may think is the work of an algorithm. They’re working from home doing tiny tasks computers can’t quite do.
 

May 21, 2015 | NPR · Michel Martin heads to Detroit for a live conversation with some of the creative forces fueling the Motor City’s economy. She’ll ask: What’s driving Detroit’s future now?
 

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May 21, 2015 | NPR · Communication breakdown is not a new phenomenon. American history features a mass — and a mess — of misunderstood messages.
 

Intelligence Squared U.S.
May 20, 2015 | NPR · Are we smarter now that technology has put a lot more than a slide rule into our pockets? Experts take sides on the impact of technology in an Intelligence Squared U.S. debate.
 

May 20, 2015 | NPR · A 32-page indictment by federal prosecutors charges the six with economic espionage and trade secret theft. They are accused of stealing wireless technology from a pair of U.S. companies.
 

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May 20, 2015 | NPR · Machines are taking on jobs that once seemed robot-proof. But can a machine replace radio reporters? We pit a human against a machine to find out.
 

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May 20, 2015 | NPR · Some firms use motion sensors and wireless tags to find out how people actually work. That can yield useful data — like which free snacks tend to attract people to break rooms more than others.
 

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May 19, 2015 | NPR · Interim CEO Ellen Pao says the site wants to encourage a variety of views, within limits. “It’s not our site’s goal to be a completely free-speech platform. We want to be a safe platform,” she says.
 

 

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News

AP
May 22, 2015 | NPR · Saturday’s ceremony ends a long battle for recognition of the staunch defender of the poor assassinated in 1980. But some say the violence-wracked country is no better off now than it was then.
 

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May 22, 2015 | KQED · The Living Heart Project aims to create a detailed simulation of the human heart that doctors and engineers can use to test experimental treatments and interventions.
 

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May 22, 2015 | NPR · At least 13 people were arrested in the capital, Bangkok, and seven others in the country’s northeast after they staged protests against Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha’s rule.
 

Arts & Life

Disney
May 22, 2015 | NPR · Brad Bird’s new sci-fi adventure film features George Clooney, Britt Robertson and an endless sense of possibilities. David Edelstein says the film makes a “near-hysterical case” against pessimism.
 

May 22, 2015 | NPR · In So We Read On, Maureen Corrigan looks at the story behind The Great Gatsby, from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s life to the era in which it’s set. Originally broadcast Sept. 8, 2014.
 

AMC
May 22, 2015 | NPR · Mad Men just ended after seven seasons; David Letterman is done with late-night TV after 33. The gang discusses both farewells, both legacies, and What’s Making Us Happy this week.
 

Music

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May 22, 2015 | WXPN · Hear the Philly rapper discuss his exciting new album and perform live in the studio.
 

Jazz at Lincoln Center
May 22, 2015 | WBGO+JAZZ.org · The baritone saxophonist has performed in some of the best big bands that ever were — including the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, which salutes their 25-year-veteran in concert.
 

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May 22, 2015 | NPR · The influential vibraphonist duets with Marian McPartland in a set of favorite standards, including his own “Flying Home.”
 

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