Microsoft has helped build a high-tech high school in a Philadelphia community that serves low-income families. Students at this state-of-the art facility incorporate the latest technologies throughout their curriculum.
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Unchecked global warming could impact the world economy on a scale comparable to world wars and the Great Depression, a report issued Monday by the British government says.
With more than 130 exhibits from scientists, researchers and inventors around the globe, NextFest brings its vision of a new world's fair to New York City. The NewsHour's economics correspondent Paul Solman reports on the high-tech tools and toys of…
A new study says early screening could save the lives of thousands of smokers. Despite the finding, some in the medical community question both the cost and accuracy of the test. Health correspondent Susan Dentzer explains the findings.
With the increased number of wounded U.S. soldiers from the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, technology is being developed to replace injured faces with prosthetic sculptures. Researcher and sculptor David Hanson discusses the new robotic technology and the problems associated…
As a result of the explosives and weapons used in Iraq, more than 100 soldiers have sustained severe injuries to their faces. But with the help of facial prosthetics and advanced plastic surgery, doctors can help repair the damage and…
As more U.S. jobs are shipped overseas, Americans grow worried over job security and worker rights. Authors Thomas Friedman and Sen. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D., discuss opposing views on the globalization of the economy and its both beneficial and harmful effects.
A report compiled by the National Academies of Sciences reveals a bias is preventing women from advancing in science and engineering at the rate of their male counterparts. An expert discusses the findings.
The NewsHour's Economics Correspondent Paul Solman reports on Apple Computer's appointment of Google's CEO to its board of directors. A technology expert then discusses the new ties between the computer giants.
The use of electronic voting machines in the California primary last week served as a test case for the rest of the country. Many states have switched to the touch-screen machines after the problems with voting systems in the disputed…
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