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'Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview'

November 21, 2011 10:22 am | Videos

A recently discovered interview with Steve Jobs shows the Apple co-founder right before he rejoined the company in the mid-1990s. Executive producer Robert Cringley speaks with CBS News about his new documentary, which focuses on that once-lost interview. If you're having trouble watching this video, try downloading the latest version of Flash Player or contacting your IT department.

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Meet America's Fastest Supercomputer

November 18, 2011 10:45 am | Videos

The Jaguar supercomputer in Oak Ridge, TN is used for everything from scientific research to disaster management. It is approximately 18,000 times faster than the fastest personal computer on the market, and is more or less used to simulate the world around us. If you're having trouble watching this video, try downloading the latest version of Flash Player or contacting your IT department.

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Bipedal Cycling Robot Can Balance Itself

November 17, 2011 10:04 am | Videos

Robot creator Masahiko Yamaguchi demonstrates a robot that can balance, steer, and correct itself while riding a fixed-gear bike at the International Robot Exhibition 2011. If you're having trouble watching this video, try downloading the latest version of Flash Player or contacting your IT department.

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What's The Deal With 4G?

November 16, 2011 9:54 am | Videos

Techland technology and gadget guru Doug Aamoth answers questions about 4G wireless and clarifies whether the AT&T iPhone 4S qualifies as a 4G phone. It's pretty simple, right? Well, not exactly. If you're having trouble watching this video, try downloading the latest version of Flash Player or contacting your IT department.

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Volcano Drone A Sentinel For Future Eruptions

November 16, 2011 9:53 am | Videos

University of Costa Rica scientists are developing a low-cost unmanned aircraft programmed to fly through volcano plumes to collect data and images. The researchers say the UAV could greatly improve prediction models of eruptions. If you're having trouble watching this video, try downloading the latest version of Flash Player or contacting your IT department.

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Building Down Instead of Up?

November 16, 2011 9:52 am | Videos

Esteban Suarez has imagined a massive building for those who prefer holes to heights, and a novel solution around a law that bans structures higher than eight stories in the crowded, historic center of Mexico City. Instead of a soaring tower, Suarez wants to dig an inverted pyramid nearly a thousand feet deep with enough apartments, stores, and offices to hold 100,000 people.

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World’s Largest Submerged Pipeline Opens

November 16, 2011 9:41 am | Videos

CNN's Frederik Pleitgen reports on the opening of the Nord Stream pipeline in Germany. It is the largest submerged pipeline in the world, and proponents hope that it will increase western Europe’s energy security. If you're having trouble watching this video, try downloading the latest version of Flash Player or contacting your IT department.

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Making Innovation A Life's Passion

November 16, 2011 9:39 am | Videos

Sir James Dyson, the inventor of the bagless vacuum cleaner, has made it his life's passion to take the everyday product and make it more unique. He's also trying to spread that message of innovation to today's youth. If you're having trouble watching this video, try downloading the latest version of Flash Player or contacting your IT department.

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Robot 'Army' Runs Warehouses

November 15, 2011 9:54 am | Videos

The future of warehouses may be one with fast shipments and few human employees if robots like ones from Kiva Systems continue to make their way into the workspace. See these mobile robotic drive units in action. If you're having trouble watching this video, try downloading the latest version of Flash Player or contacting your IT department.

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Motorola Gives Police Cruiser High-Tech Makeover

November 14, 2011 8:37 am | Videos

Motorola Solutions is using new technology to bring police cruisers into the digital age. The company was able to come up with some pretty innovative (and perhaps more importantly, useful) applications for the new and improved cruiser. If you're having trouble watching this video, try downloading the latest version of Flash Player or contacting your IT department.

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How iPhone's Siri Got 'Her' Start

November 14, 2011 6:54 am | Videos

iPhone "personal assistant" Siri broke onto the scene in recent months as one of the most talked-about features of Apple's iPhone 4S. How did Siri get her start? If you're having trouble watching this video, try downloading the latest version of Flash Player or contacting your IT department.

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The Fate Of The Jobless Generation

November 10, 2011 5:45 am | Videos

Youth unemployment in the United States is unbelievably high. Unfortunately, it's even worse in Europe. Will the workforce of the future be able to recover anytime soon? What can be done? If you're having trouble watching this video, try downloading the latest version of Flash Player or contacting your IT department.

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How Much Does The Internet Weigh?

November 9, 2011 10:42 am | Videos

Have you ever wondered how much the information on the entire internet weighs? This video explores how downloading an electronic book increases the weight of an E-book reader. Using that sort of thought process, you can determine how much the internet weighs. If you're having trouble watching this video, try downloading the latest version of Flash Player or contacting your IT department.

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To Spice Up Disk Memory, Just Add Salt

November 9, 2011 10:41 am | Videos

Most people use salt to enhance the flavor of their food, but a Singapore scientist has discovered that it's also extremely good for improving the memory capacity of computer hard disks. Joel Yang of Singapore's Institute of Material Research and Engineering has found that salt is so effective, it could increase storage capacity by six times.

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iPod-Like Device Allows For Mind Control

November 9, 2011 10:38 am | Videos

The BodyWave, a new iPod-size device that straps onto your arm, allows the mind to control objects on a computer screen. The goal of developing this product was to create a consumer-level device that can get a person to focus his or her attention on one particular task. If you're having trouble watching this video, try downloading the latest version of Flash Player or contacting your IT department.

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Employers Use Social Media Networks

November 9, 2011 10:35 am | Videos

CNN's Ramy Inocencio looks at how social media is used to recruit potential employees. If you're having trouble watching this video, try downloading the latest version of Flash Player or contacting your IT department. Have any comments or questions about our video editions of IMPO? Or do you have a video you'd like to see featured in one of our deployments? Email me at Rachel.

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Microsoft Debuts New Smartphones

November 9, 2011 10:33 am | Videos

Microsoft adds four new smartphones to the Windows Phone portfolio, focusing less on apps and more on experience, as it tries to build its small take of the global mobile phone industry. If you're having trouble watching this video, try downloading the latest version of Flash Player or contacting your IT department.

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America's Got Products

November 8, 2011 5:02 am | Videos

AmericasGotProduct.com  is a web site designed to support the products and companies that support this economy. We are building a robust directory of products that produce paychecks for Americans to help consumers create jobs. Every purchase produces paychecks, we want to provide information to help the consumer decide which purchases create more jobs.

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Tesla CEO: I'll Pay Back Loan If Tesla Can't

November 7, 2011 11:14 am | Videos

Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla Motors, says his company is very much on the road to being a profitable business enterprise. Musk is so confident, he will personally pay back the government loan if the company cannot. He also says the electric car maker will turn a profit at some point in 2013.

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The Dirt On Shop Towels

November 4, 2011 9:32 am | Videos

Each day, shop towels are delivered to manufacturing facilities across the United States. A study by Gradient, an environmental and risk consulting company, found that even after being laundered, "clean" shop towels can contain high levels of heavy metals. If you're having trouble watching this video, try downloading the latest version of Flash Player or contacting your IT department.

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