How artificial intelligence may change our lives

CBS Sci-Tech - Sat, 02/21/2015 - 1:30pm
Will robots take over the world? Maybe not this generation, but prominent leaders say ‘yes’ and that humanity is at stake. Last summer, for the first time, a computer passed the Turing Test. Anthony Mason reports.
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Time Lapse: Our True Significance

CBS Sci-Tech - Sat, 02/21/2015 - 4:02am
Remarkable time-lapse film displays some of Earth's greatest views, shot over two years in Tenerife, Italy, France, Scotland, and England. Video courtesy of James Hollins and Wilderness Media. Like them on Facebook. Follow them on Instagram, Twitter and Vimeo. Equipment supplied by Kessler Crane.
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Rare leopard back from brink of extinction in Russia

CBS Sci-Tech - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 11:08pm
A new census of the Amur leopard shows that its numbers have more than doubled since 2007, raising hopes that it will recover
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First Look: Jason Momoa's Aquaman costume released

CBS Sci-Tech - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 10:22pm
There's no official word on when the Aquaman movie will be released, but director Zack Snyder tweeted out a photo of the Aquaman costume.
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Record West Coast drought shows no signs of easing

CBS Sci-Tech - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 10:05pm
Scientists blame "ridiculously resilient ridge" of high pressure for blocking winter storms and keeping temperatures above normal
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Apple to release electric car within five years?

CBS Sci-Tech - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 8:08pm
Insiders say the company is revving up to break into the auto market by 2020, which could be both bad and good for competitors
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Eric Kandel: Oliver Sacks shows disease brings out courage, beauty

CBS Sci-Tech - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 6:38pm
Kandel, a Nobel Prize-winning neuroscientist, reflects on Sacks' contributions to the field of neurology and recent op-ed in The New York Times about his cancer diagnosis
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Mars, Venus set to come together in night sky

CBS Sci-Tech - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 6:06pm
How to catch a rare sight Friday and Saturday nights, when the moon, Venus and Mars will practically meet in one place
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Stolen iPhone turns up in China

CBS Sci-Tech - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 5:46pm
Like so many other iPhones, a Manhattan man’s phone ended up overseas after it was taken. CBS2’s Tracee Carrasco explains how the owner discovered where it ended up.
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iPhone stolen in NYC now in China, iCloud photos reveal

CBS Sci-Tech - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 4:58pm
A New York man whose phone was stolen a year ago started seeing pictures from China showing up in his photostream
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New YouTube Kids app keeps things G-rated

CBS Sci-Tech - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 4:46pm
Parents can able to set time limits, control the volume and stop worrying that their kids will happen upon inappropriate videos
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Oscars get a tech upgrade behind the scenes

CBS Sci-Tech - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 4:12pm
Each year, the Oscars get a tech upgrade, especially in the area of sound. What does it take to put on Hollywood's grandest awards show for celebrities in the auditorium and viewers around the world? CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports from Los Angeles.
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NSA, UK hacked cellphone SIM card maker

CBS Sci-Tech - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 3:35pm
Government spies stole encryption codes to eavesdrop on mobile phonecalls, according to documents leaked by Edward Snowden
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For the Oscars, theater gets a tech upgrade

CBS Sci-Tech - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 3:31pm
Getting the Dolby Theatre ready for the big night takes lots of behind-the-scenes work and miles of wires
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In Antarctica, clues about Earth's past and future

CBS Sci-Tech - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 2:04pm
The frozen continent hums with vital scientific inquiry: "We can't afford to ignore what's going on down there"
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YouTube out with a kid-friendly mobile app

CBS Sci-Tech - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 2:00pm
Kids can now look forward to their own version of YouTube, with a child-friendly version soon to be available for mobile devices. CNET's Jeff Bakalar joins CBSN with some of the features it will offer to parents.
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Apple wants to start car production as early as 2020

CBS Sci-Tech - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 1:56pm
Apple wants to jump into the automotive industry. Reports indicate the tech giant wants to start car production as early as 2020. CNET's Jeff Bakalar joins CBSN with more on what kind of car we might expect.
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Will FDA allow the release of genetically modified mosquitoes?

CBS Sci-Tech - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 12:18pm
A British company wants to release millions of genetically modified mosquitoes in a Florida neighborhood. They say this will stop the spread of two deadly diseases, but residents are skeptical. The mutant bugs would target a specific species of mosquito that is so troublesome, the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District spends more than a million dollars a year trying to fight it. Anna Warner reports.
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Beautiful stunt driver pranks her dates

CBS Sci-Tech - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 11:02am
Nick Dietz compiles some of the week's best viral videos, including a dog that lets himself in a car, a teen achieving his dunking dream and five years of stunning sun images. Plus, a Ford Mustang speed dating prank.
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How do you fight a "guerrilla warfare mosquito"?

CBS Sci-Tech - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 10:11am
If a U.K. company gets its way, you fight them in Florida by releasing a load of genetically modified bugs, but residents fear they're being used as "guinea pigs"
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