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Asteroid from the past

Anchor Lisa Mullins explains how British scientists think they've figured out what happened to the ancient cities of Sodom and Gomorrah and it involves an ancient clay tablet and an asteroid.

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Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz we wanted to know which sea is connected to Northern Ireland's Strangford Lough. The answer is the Irish Sea. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Martin Wright, managing director of Marine Current Turbines that's trying to generate electricity from the tidal currents that flow through the narrows between the Strangford Lough and the sea.

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From megawatts to negawatts

Instead of consuming megawatts, the founder of the Rocky Mountain Institute says we need to be producing negawatts. Host Bruce Gellerman talks with Amory Lovins about his energy efficient lifestyle.

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Green grocer

A Whole Foods store in Connecticut is the first supermarket in the country to get all its power from a stationary fuel cell. Host Bruce Gellerman talks with Bob Remick, director of the National Renewable Energy Lab, about how fuels cells work and the promise of fuel cell technology.

Arts, Culture & Media

Windows to the Soul

Scientist are looking for ways to better understand an autistic person's perception of the world. In a recent study, Ami Klin and Warren Jones of the Yale School of Medicine tracked autistic viewers' gazes as they watched the 1966 film ?Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf.? David Gruber visited their lab and tried on the apparatus. Produced with Eric Molinsky.

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EU's unintended victims: vultures

Europe issued a ban on leaving dead livestock in the fields to prevent the spread of mad cow and related diseases, but that measure has caused some unintended problems for Spain's vultures: they're starving,

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Geo answer: Canada

The answer to today's Geo Quiz - name the country that designed Dextre, the new robot at the International Space Station - is Canada.

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Mark Cutkosky

Stanford University roboticist Mark Cutkosky talks about a new trend in engineering known as "biomimetics" in which engineers try to utilize principles drawn from nature in their designs.

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U.N. World Water Day

March 22nd is Water Day, designated by the United Nations as a time to call attention to water woes around the world. Host Bruce Gellerman talks with Paul Faeth, executive director of Global Water Challenge, about some of the work non-profits are doing to bring water to communities in the developing world.

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