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Turtle Heads Home After Pioneering Medical Treatment

August 17, 2011 10:30 am | Videos

A resilient green sea turtle has been returned to the ocean off the Florida coast after ground-breaking treatment to repair injuries caused by a collision with a motor boat. Doctors used a method usually reserved for humans to save the animal's life. 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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Small Town America Still In Pain

August 17, 2011 10:21 am | Videos

Wall Street may just be waking up to signs of a slowing economy, but in small towns like Tehachapi, California tough times never stopped. 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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Unemployment Rate Dips, Economy Adds 117K Jobs

August 17, 2011 10:20 am | Videos

Hiring picked up slightly in July and the unemployment rate dipped to 9.1 percent, an optimistic sign after the worst day on Wall Street in nearly three years. 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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Chopsticks Made In The U.S.A.

August 17, 2011 10:19 am | Videos

Nadia Bilchick explains why a company in Georgia is making chopsticks for China. Making 600 chopsticks per minute, a Korean immigrant's company is producing up to six million chopsticks per day to export to China. 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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Dutch Students On Track To Build World's Fastest Solar Car

August 16, 2011 6:27 am | Videos

Using carbon fibers and tailored drivers' suits to make their car even faster than in previous years, a team of Dutch students is preparing for Australia's solar race, hoping to win. 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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Apple Vs. Exxon

August 15, 2011 10:19 am | Videos

Tech giant Apple recently (but briefly) took the title of "World's Most Valuable Company" from longtime leader Exxon. Apple first surpassed Exxon on Tuesday afternoon, but settled at No. 2 by the time the stock market closed. On Wednesday it kept the top spot after the close, with a market cap of $337 billion versus Exxon's $331 billion.

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Boeing (Finally) Unveils The 787

August 12, 2011 5:59 am | Videos

Last weekend, Boeing unveiled the new 787 Dreamliner. Three years overdue and billions of dollars over budget, the first 787 was finally delivered to its first customer. 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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Talk And Tech At MoMA

August 11, 2011 6:26 am | Videos

The new exhibit ''Talk to Me'' at New York's Museum of Moden Art highlights ways objects and technology have become an integral part of communication. 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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Is The Iris Scan The New Fingerprint?

August 10, 2011 8:05 am | Videos

CNN's Debera Feyerick reports on a new technology being used by some law enforcement to ID people by their eyes. The iris scan is can be used much like a fingerprint, but reads 235 specific identifying marks in each eye. 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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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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