The Buddhist monks of Shaolin Temple may perform at the Olympic opening ceremonies. But they face two deadly foes ?- copyright infringement and tourists. Jocelyn Ford took a road trip to the temple with one monk, who turned out not to be quite what he seemed.
Lincoln's speech to remember the Civil War soldiers who died at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania in 1863 was surprisingly brief, but it became one of the cornerstones of American history. Actor David Strathairn read the Address for Studio 360.
Tesla's biggest innovation was introducing alternating current as the standard for modern electric power, breaking Thomas Edison's monopoly on DC power. Mike Daisey is an author and monologuist who performs a one-man show about Tesla, and he tells us how AC/DC isn't just a band.
All over the country, amazing science is happening without institutional or government funding. Matt Cavnar talked to inventors in garages, basements, a Quonset hut, even NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab to see what home inventors are doing in the 21st century.