innovation

Science, Tech & Environment

These university students have found a way to make prosthetic limbs affordable to the masses

The fact is, prosthetics can change the course of someone's life. But they're usually prohibitively expensive — available only to the well-insured and the well-to-do. But a team of graduate students in Massachusetts say they've found a way to build artificial limbs for just a few dollars, potentially making these life-changing devices available all over the world.

Conflict & Justice

Skype under fire in China

The free Internet communications tool Skype has come under fire this week. Turns out that the company's Chinese partner has been filtering Skype text messages for words deemed sensitive by the Chinese government.

Conflict & Justice

The BBC's Persian channel

The Iranian government has clamped down on foreign media coverage. But it's particularly targeting the BBC's new Persian language TV channel. The World's Laura Lynch looks at why the satellite station is so influential.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Queens, New York. That was the location of Louis Comfort Tiffany's glass furnaces. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Rosalind Pepall about a new exhibit of Tiffany's art that's just opened at the Luxembourg Museum in Paris.

Sports

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Valencia, Spain. Valencia is preparing to host the next America's Cup. The US will be represented by the BMW-Oracle team.

Conflict & Justice

EU environmental laws influence US

Over the last two decades Europe has been forcing more companies to make sure their products don't harm human health or end up in the environment. And that principle is now taking hold here in the US. Liam Moriarty of station KPLU in Seattle reports.