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Monday, Oct 22

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Elon Musk says high-speed L.A.-area pods tunnel almost finished

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Futuristic pathway is designed to enable residents to avoid region's notorious traffic jams. CBS Los Angeles' Greg Mills reports.

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Creator of the wearable pacemaker dies

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Starting as an electronics repairman, Earl Bakken went on to found one of the world's largest medical device makers

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Elon Musk: High-speed, futuristic travel tunnel almost ready

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SpaceX and Tesla exec's Boring Company's project tests underground system designed to skip L.A. traffic

Saturday, Oct 20

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Machines at World Robot Summit host TV shows and warn about smelly feet

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Modern robots now have a light enough touch to grab -- and delicately box -- potato chips

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Japan's World Robot Summit sees a future where humans coexist with machines

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There are always a lot of attendees at big conventions, but at one underway in Japan this week, only some of the participants are human. The city of Tokyo is hosting the World Robot Summit and it's packed with the usual assortment of the…

Friday, Oct 19

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China may launch artificial moon to light up city

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China reportedly has a plan to launch an artificial moon in 2020. Made of mirrors, the moon would be designed to reflect natural light onto the city of Chengdu, possibly eliminating the need for streetlights. Jeff Glor has more.

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Spacecraft launching on 7-year voyage to Mercury

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Only two other spacecraft have ever visited Mercury and only one of them went into orbit

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Reporter's Notebook: The true lessons of space exploration

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John Dickerson takes a look to the stars for a change of perspective

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"Tornado Alley" may be shifting to the densely-populated Southeast: Study

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That could triple the possibility of disasters, and one of the study's authors says climate change could be the reason for the apparent movement

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Outrage after EPA's "champion for children" abruptly put on leave

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Since our interview with Dr. Ruth Etzel, many people have spoken out to support her, some calling her a hero

Thursday, Oct 18

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The amazing rise and fall (and fall) of MoviePass

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Its parent company's stock price topped $4,000 a year ago, but now trades for fractions of a cent -- what happened?

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Facebook cybersecurity executive talks election "war room"

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The social media giant says the "war room" will streamline decision-making if midterm threats emerge

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Facebook cybersecurity executive on election "war room," tactics of bad actors

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Facebook is unveiling a new so-called war room to help deal with urgent threats in the upcoming midterms and prevent election interference. The social media giant says the war room will streamline decision-making if threats emerge.…

Wednesday, Oct 17

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Siri Shortcut lets you secretly record police

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Users can record law enforcement encounters by speaking a command like, "Hey Siri, I'm getting pulled over."

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Mesmerizing images showcase Earth as art

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Images from the U.S. Geological Survey combine science and art to showcase the wonder of our planet

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In posthumous message, Stephen Hawking warns "what will cripple the Earth"

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Stephen Hawking writes humanity behaving with "reckless indifference to our future on planet Earth," according to report

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"Far from an honest mistake": Facebook accused of inflating ad data

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A group of advertisers say the social media giant knowingly inflating the amount of time users viewed videos by as much as 900 percent

How AI is creating new threats to election security

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Big data and artificial intelligence will expose old vulnerabilities and create new methods of hacking campaigns

09

Atlas 5 rocket boosts $1.8 billion military satellite into space

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A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket lifted a powerful military communications satellite into space from a Florida launchpad

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YouTube fixes "access issues" that caused widespread outage

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YouTube suffered problems with its YouTube, YouTube TV and YouTube Music services after an outage that lasted more than an hour

Tuesday, Oct 16

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Uber reportedly worth more than Ford, GM, Tesla--combined

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The driving-and-delivery company won't be profitable for years, but still worth double what it was in May, the Wall Street Journal reports

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NASA astronaut unfazed by frightening aborted launch

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For NASA astronaut Nick Hague, who was making his first space flight, the long-awaited goal of finally flying in space was just out of reach

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SpaceX rocket debris washes up along Outer Banks beach

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The National Park Service said Elon Musk's company confirmed that "rocket hardware" was discovered at the Outer Banks

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Facebook working on "unsend" button for messages

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The social network has been working on an "unsend" function, six months after CEO Mark Zuckerberg's messages to users suddenly disappeared​ from their inboxes

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Climate Diaries: Antarctica ice melting at an ever quicker rate

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NASA's newest satellite designed to measure ice sheets over the North and South Poles is in its permanent orbit. Since then, NASA has relied on "Operation Ice Bridge," which sends planes to Antarctica from South America to study how fast…

09

Paul Allen: The "60 Minutes" Interview

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Billionaire tech pioneer spoke with "60 Minutes" in April, 2011 about his relationship with Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and the company's early days

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"He changed the world": Tech, sports worlds celebrate Paul Allen's life

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"As co-founder of Microsoft, in his own quiet and persistent way, he created magical products, experiences and institutions," Microsoft's CEO said

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Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dead at 65

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Paul Allen, a pioneer of personal computing, died Monday. Allen co-founded Microsoft with Bill Gates, and later bought the Seattle Seahawks. Allen had been fighting non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

NASA tracking melting ice in Antarctica

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NASA scientists have been flying over Antarctica to track melting ice. At the current rate, Antarctica alone could cause sea levels to rise as much as six inches. CBS News correspondent Mark Philips reports.

Monday, Oct 15

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Jeff Bezos explains decision to work with Pentagon

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Bezos was a surprise speaker at the Wired25 conference in San Francisco on Monday