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Weather Data Gap Now Appears Certain

NOAA says the gap will begin in late 2016 and last from 12 to 18 months, depending on how long it takes to complete quality-control checks on a new satellite

November 17, 2011 — John J. Fialka and ClimateWire

1 in 5 Has Significant Hearing Loss

One in five Americans has their daily life affected by hearing loss--and earbuds blaring loud music may be just a small factor. Katherine Harmon reports

November 16, 2011

The Machine That Would Predict the Future

If you dropped all the world's data into a black box, could it become a crystal ball that would let you see the future—even test what would happen if you chose A over B? One researcher thinks so, and he could soon get a billion euros to build it...

November 15, 2011 — David Weinberger

World-Changing Ideas

10 new technologies that will make a difference

November 15, 2011 — THE EDITORS, Elizabeth Svoboda, Christopher Mims, Francie Diep, Morgen Peck and Sarah Fecht
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