David Giovannoni uses a reproduction of Scott's phonautograph. Giovanni is part of the team that recovered the audio from Scott's recordings. Art Silverman/NPR hide caption

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At The Dawn Of Recorded Sound, No One Cared

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John Goodenough's work led to the lithium-ion battery, now found in everything from phones to electric cars. He and fellow researchers at the University of Texas, Austin say they've come up with a faster-charging alternative. Gabriel Cristóver Pérez/KUT hide caption

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At 94, Lithium-Ion Pioneer Eyes A New Longer-Lasting Battery

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Feeling Sidelined By Mainstream Social Media, Far-Right Users Jump To Gab

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Dan Howley tries out the Google Daydream View virtual-reality headset and controller on Oct. 4, 2016, following a product event in San Francisco. This week, Google announced plans for stand-alone VR goggles that won't need to be attached to a PC or smartphone. Eric Risberg/AP hide caption

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In this photo dated Aug. 23, 2010, Iranian technicians work at the Bushehr nuclear power plant, where Iran had confirmed several personal laptops infected by Stuxnet malware. Ebrahim Norouzi/AP/International Iran Photo Agency hide caption

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From Kill Switch To Bitcoin, 'WannaCry' Showing Signs Of Amateur Flaws

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Microsoft President Brad Smith speaks at the annual Microsoft shareholders meeting on Nov. 30, 2016, in Bellevue, Wash. Elaine Thompson/AP hide caption

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Microsoft President Urges Nuclear-Like Limits On Cyberweapons

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What Pepe The Frog's Death Can Teach Us About The Internet

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Walt Mossberg has been reporting on technology since the 1990s. He plans to retire in June. Mike Kepka/Courtesy of Walt Mossberg hide caption

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After Decades Covering It, Tech Still Amazes Walt Mossberg

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Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has started the process to roll back Obama-era regulations for Internet service providers. Emily Bogle/NPR hide caption

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FCC Chief Makes Case For Tackling Net Neutrality Violations 'After The Fact'

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Paulo Melo is a global entrepreneur-in-residence at the University of Massachusetts-Boston. This visa workaround allowed Melo, originally from Portugal, to legally stay in the United States and build his business in Massachusetts. Asma Khalid/Asma Khalid/WBUR hide caption

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Without A Special Visa, Foreign Startup Founders Turn To A Workaround

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Tom Hanks stars in The Circle as a tech CEO who is part Steve Jobs and part Mark Zuckerberg. Frank Masi/STX Entertainment hide caption

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In 'The Circle', What We Give Up When We Share Ourselves

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Scientists Hunt Hard Evidence On How Cop Cameras Affect Behavior

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A driver uses a phone while behind the wheel of a car on April 30, 2016, in New York City. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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'Textalyzer' Aims To Curb Distracted Driving, But What About Privacy?

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"DoggoLingo" is a language trend that's been gaining steam on the Internet in the past few years. Words like doggo, pupper and blep most often accompany a picture or video of a dog and have spread on social media. Chelsea Beck/NPR hide caption

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Murder Video Again Raises Questions About How Facebook Handles Content

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An American black bear (they are often brown) is seen in Yosemite National Park. Rangers hope tracking the bears' locations will help prevent the animals from being hit by cars. Yosemite National Park via AP hide caption

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Yosemite Rangers Use Technology To Save Bears From Cars

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NPR reporter Aarti Shahani tested Facebook's new social VR platform. She requested an older avatar to represent her, but that was not available. Her guide "Phil" had her tour virtual cherry blossoms. NPR hide caption

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Facebook's New Grand Plan To Draw You In

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Shelia Mendoza says she's not looking for a livelihood out of Liberty Mobility, but a little extra cash and some new friends to talk to. M.L. Schultze/WKSU hide caption

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Ride Hailing In Rural America: Like Uber With A Neighborly Feel

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