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Nissan Motor Beats Expectations

August 10, 2011 7:57 am | Videos

Nissan beats analysts' expectations by posting an operating profit of $2 billion for the April-June quarter and outlines aggressive China expansion plans to stay ahead of rivals. 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 Relative Strength

August 10, 2011 7:56 am | Videos

The debt debate may have hurt the U.S. global reputation, but analysts say America's standing is safe until something better comes along. 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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Machine Turns Air Into Water

August 10, 2011 7:55 am | Videos

A Texas man has invented a machine that can make drinkable water out of air. The "drought master" can make five to seven gallons of pure water in a day. Making a gallon only costs four cents in electrical charges and building one only takes two hours. 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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Robotic Seals Soothe Tsunami Victims

August 10, 2011 7:54 am | Videos

Robotic seals help elderly tsunami victims in Japan recover from mental and emotional scars. Two seals were donated to the home by their Japanese manufacturer and normally cost around $155 US per month to lease. Residents say the seals help them feel safe and are good substitutes for live animals. 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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Transplant Patient Takes Heart From Pioneering Surgery

August 9, 2011 6:49 am | Videos

A British man is preparing to leave the hospital after a pioneering surgery to install an artificial heart implant. The implant is powered by a portable driver worn in a shoulder bag and is designed to keep Matthew Green alive while he waits for a heart transplant. 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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Toyota Plans Record Output In 2012

August 8, 2011 6:23 am | Videos

Toyota Motor is reportedly seeking to boost global production by 24 percent to a record 8.9 million vehicles in 2012 as it rushes to make up for output lost due to the March earthquake. 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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Japan's Quake Brought Back To Life On Giant Globe

August 5, 2011 5:38 am | Videos

Visitors to a Tokyo museum can now see the March 11 tsunami that devastated northern Japan as though they were watching it from outer space. 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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Face It, The U.S. Business Cycle Is Stuck

August 4, 2011 10:51 am | Videos

Is the U.S. economy in another slowdown? There is evidence that may be the case. Lakshman Achuthan of the Economic Cycle Research Institute sits down with CNN Money's Poppy Harlow to discuss the evidence out there and offer some perspective on why the business cycle in the United States "is stuck.

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Eric Giler Demos Wireless Electricity

August 3, 2011 6:05 am | Videos

Eric Giler wants to untangle our wired lives with cable-free electric power. Here, he covers what this sci-fi tech offers, and demos MIT's breakthrough version, WiTricity -- a near-to-market invention that may soon recharge your cell phone, car, pacemaker. 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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Cutting A New Cloth For Growth

August 3, 2011 6:01 am | Videos

A factory in mid-town Manhattan remains a testament to one man's determination to keep jobs local as the economy slowly recovers. 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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Save Money On Gas, Ride A Golf Cart?

August 3, 2011 5:57 am | Videos

When gas prices go up, residents of Peachtree City, Ga. get around by driving golf carts. There are a few other golf cart communities in the U.S. but most are retirement communities. In Peachtree City, just about everyone gets around on golf carts. It's an interesting, and unique, way of embracing sustainability.

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How to Create Strong Passwords

August 3, 2011 5:53 am | Videos

Is your password too weak? Do you use the same one for multiple sites? Here's how to build strong, site-specific passwords. 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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A Robot That Flies Like A Bird

August 3, 2011 5:48 am | Videos

Plenty of robots can fly -- but none can fly like a real bird. That is, until Markus Fischer and his team at Festo built SmartBird, a large, lightweight robot, modeled on a seagull, that flies by flapping its wings. Check out this soaring demo fresh from TEDGlobal 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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Digital Projectors Merge Real, Virtual Worlds

August 2, 2011 5:59 am | Videos

Move over virtual reality, researchers at Rensselear Polytechnic Institute are taking spatially augmented reality to the next level with ''dynamic projection surfaces.'' The system moves projected images out into the real world, enabling multiple users to interact with their physical and virtual environments simultaneously.

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China's E-Cars Struggle In First Gear

August 1, 2011 6:40 am | Videos

China's goal is to put half-a-million green cars on the road by 2015; but so far neither carmakers nor the government are anywhere near fulfilling that target. 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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A Robot With The Ability To "Love"

July 29, 2011 5:37 am | Videos

A researcher at the National University of Singapore is attempting to develop a robot that has the ability to love like a human being. 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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Are The Long-Term Unemployed Facing Discrimination?

July 28, 2011 9:58 am | Videos

Are the nation's unemployed being discriminated against if they've been out of work for a significant amount of time? CBS News correspondent Elaine Quijano reports on the challenge to find work for people that have been unemployed for more than six months. Then, Chris Wragge talks to John Challenger, CEO of the job placement firm, Challenger, Gray and Christmas, Inc.

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Singing Robot Finds Its Voice

July 27, 2011 9:37 am | Videos

''It's possible to create a robot that speaks using the exact same method that human beings do,'' says robot inventor Hideyuki Sawada. His robotic mouth uses air to create sounds instead of electronic speakers. 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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New Planemakers Aiming High

July 27, 2011 9:32 am | Videos

While Boeing and Airbus racked up orders at the Paris Air Show in June, analysts warned their duopoly could soon be history, as Russia, China and Canada look for a slice of the 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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Super-Foam Makes Contaminated Water Fit To Drink

July 27, 2011 9:29 am | Videos

Researchers at North Carolina State University have created an eco-friendly super absorbent foam they say could revolutionize efforts to purify drinking water in developing countries and disaster-stricken areas. 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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