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Battling Ebola: Information is the most powerful tool

Although the West African nations stricken by the Ebola outbreak are not tech-savvy, text messaging, phone calls, and even radio are helping educate the most at-risk people.

By August 9, 2014

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Data jockeys tackle the chaos of severe weather

At the national Storm Prediction Center, meteorologists work non-stop to forecast the tornadoes and severe thunderstorms that plague the U.S. CNET Road Trip stopped by to visit.

By July 18, 2014

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Facebook outages ripple across Myanmar after violent clashes

Users report experiencing several-hour blackouts on the social network after sectarian riots left two people dead and 14 injured. Facebook says it can't find any technical issues on its end.

By July 7, 2014

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New York health officials track down foodborne illnesses using Yelp

NY's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene uses software to look for words like "sick" and "vomit" in Yelp reviews.

By May 23, 2014

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Fruit flies fitted with tiny backpacks to save farms

The CSIRO is putting RFID sensors on Queensland fruit flies to study their behaviour in the hopes of saving Queensland's crops.

By April 3, 2014

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Apps to track the flu

It's that time of year when you'll go to any length to avoid germs. Keep the flu and other seasonal illnesses at bay by consulting your smartphone first for any local outbreaks. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports on apps and sites that track the flu.

By January 16, 2014

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Latest flu-related tech is largely about the greater good, not you

Vaccines; crowdsourcing apps to report your symptoms; calling a doc instead of going to the hospital.... Individuals benefit, yes, but the masses even more so.

By January 25, 2014

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10 must-see videos of the week

The life and death of the Sega Dreamcast, Apple iPhone 6 rumors, and the hottest cars CNET saw at the Detroit auto show.

By January 17, 2014

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Shutdown will largely shutter NASA, other science projects

Furloughs are expected to impact several federal science programs, but essential services related to nation's safety and defense will be unaffected.

By September 30, 2013

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Reflected light maps Earth's vegetation

Using data collected by the VIIRS sensor aboard the Suomi NPP satellite, NOAA has created a map of the world's vegetation.

By June 21, 2013