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  • New techniques can make physical therapy a game
    New technology is helping people who are paralyzed a chance to use of their arms and legs again. Studies show the device called Bioness, works with stroke patients. A Sioux Falls rehabilitation center is testing how it works with patients suffering from a spinal cord injury.January 28, 2008
  • Performances take new leaps with digital technology
    This weekend fans of the Irish supergroup U2 can enjoy a new view of their favorite band. "U23D" is a three dimensional film that plunges a viewer into a huge stadium concert. It's just one new way that digital technology is being used to present performances.January 25, 2008
  • Olga Viso looks to develop the Walker's strengths
    There's been a changing of the guard at many of Minnesota's arts institutions. At the Walker Art Center, 41-year-old Olga Viso is assuming control at a pivotal time in the life of the museum.January 24, 2008
  • McCollum calls for investigation into government sales of tapes
    Rep. Betty McCollum has asked a government agency to reopen an investigation into privacy and national security risks when the federal government sells used magnetic data tapes, saying a Minnesota company, Imation, has demonstrated that sensitive material can be pulled off the tapes.January 23, 2008
  • Power line technology allows for bigger loads
    More efficient power lines are helping some utilities meet increased electric demand. The new lines use a composite material that allows them to carry two or three times more electricity than a traditional power line.January 18, 2008
  • Agency investigating improper use of driver's license data
    The Minnesota Department of Public Safety is disciplining two employees for improperly viewing information in the state driver's license database. The department is mailing letters of apology to those affected.January 4, 2008
  • Orchestral fans take a swing at conducting a virtual orchestra
    While such video games as Guitar Hero and Rock Band offer the chance for players to act out rock star fantasies, an installation at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis gives classical music fans the opportunity to try out their dreams of conducting a symphony orchestra.December 18, 2007
  • Digital divide still an issue in Minnesota
    A new report by the University of Minnesota's Institute on Race and Poverty shows that while the digital divide remains a problem in Minnesota, community technology centers can help bridge the gap.December 17, 2007
  • Alltel settles with Minnesota and DOJ
    Alltel Corporation will pay $1.33 million to the government to settle allegations that it violated conditions of its Midwest Wireless acquisition.December 3, 2007
  • What should you do with an old computer?
    If the 1.5 million pounds of obsolete electronics that piled up at an e-recycling drive in Bloomington Friday is any indication, Minnesotans have a lot more hi-tech junk hanging around than they can handle.Midday, November 19, 2007
  • Customers complain after cell phone switchover
    Cell phone customers love to criticize their wireless company. In southern Minnesota, the latest target is the nation's fifth largest provider, Alltel.October 30, 2007
  • Boston Scientific will cut 2,300 jobs
    Medical device maker Boston Scientific plans to cut 2,300 jobs, about 13 percent of its global workforce. It currently employs about 7,000 people in Minnesota. Analysts say sagging sales of the stents and defibrillators the company makes are forcing the cutbacks.October 17, 2007
  • Implications of the Nobel Prize
    The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences next week will award gifted and prominent scientists a Nobel Prize. What do these awards mean 106 years after their creation? And what do they say about the direction of science and society?October 5, 2007
  • Duluth is battleground for fight over music downloading
    The nation's largest record companies took their fight against illegal downloads to court for the first time Tuesday, targeting a Minnesota woman they say improperly shared nearly 2,000 songs online.October 2, 2007
  • 'The Brain on the Stand'
    George Washington University law professor Jeffrey Rosen says progress in neuroscience and technology has the potential to radically transform the legal system.Midday, August 22, 2007

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