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Created in China: Part I

China invented paper, printing, the compass and the seismograph, among the first to harness fossil fuels, and map the stars. Then, it lost its innovative edge. Now China hopes to lead the world in creativity. The World's Mary Kay Magistad has the story.

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Explosive export

20 years ago, on the eve of the Velvet Revolution, Communist Czechoslovakia churned out tractors, Skoda cars, and Semtex. The explosive is still being manufactured in the Czech Republic and only there. The BBC's Tim Whewell explores the legacy of Semtex.

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Obama steps up support for NASA

President Obama is asking for a 60 percent increase in funding for NASA's earth sciences budget in the next five years. Much of that will go toward research on climate change. The World's Environment editor Peter Thomson speaks with anchor Marco Werman.

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Greener gadgets from Belgium

Gadgets often contain all kinds of things that are potentially harmful to the environment. It's also a tough industry to evaluate when it comes to fair trade practices. Clark Boyd reports on how one company in Belgium is trying to address those issues.