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July 28th, 2010
10:00 AM ET

Has Internet porn hijacked sexuality?

(CNN) – It's hard not to notice how prevalent pornography is on the Internet. There are 420 million Internet porn pages, 4.2 million porn Web sites and 68 million search engine requests for porn each day. Sociologist Gail Dines is the author of "Pornland: How Porn Has Hijacked our Sexuality." She joined us on Wednesday's American Morning to discuss how Internet porn may be changing the way people think about their own sexuality. Watch Video


Filed under: Living • Tech
July 28th, 2010
09:00 AM ET

Video: Robots that can scale walls

(CNN) – Robots that can scale walls like superheroes! Researchers at Stanford University, inspired by a gecko's quick feet, are developing robots that could be the first to explore unstable, dangerous places and potentially save lives. Gary Tuchman reports in today's "Edge of Discovery."


Filed under: Edge of Discovery • Tech
July 23rd, 2010
12:00 PM ET

Is Internet culture ruining society?

(CNN) – "It could happen to anyone." That's the message from Shirley Sherrod after losing her job and having her life turned upside when an out-of-context video posted online branded her as a racist. Now that the apologies and reversals are rolling in, what does Sherrod's story say about the state of our hyper-speed Internet society? Andrew Keen is the author of "The Cult of the Amateur: How Today's Internet is Killing our Culture. He joined us on Friday's American Morning to talk about how the Internet can ruin lives.


Filed under: Tech
July 8th, 2010
09:00 AM ET

Meet the iPhone fixer

(CNN) – There's at least one "doctor" left in New York City who still makes house calls, and a lot of people swear he's nothing short of a lifesaver. Brendan McElroy is not a real MD, but he has plenty of suffering patients...in the throes of smartphone withdrawal. Poppy Harlow visited with the "iPhone fixer" for this American Morning original report. Watch Video


Filed under: AM Original • Business • Tech
July 7th, 2010
01:00 PM ET

BP: Relief well may be ready by end of July

(CNN) – After 79 days and an estimated 190 million gallons of gushing oil, BP says it's "ahead of schedule" and it may have the first relief well drilled by the end of the month. It's believed to be the company's best hope to stop the biggest oil disaster in U.S. history. But now, there is talk of backups to the backup plan. Gene Beck is an associate professor of petroleum engineering at Texas A&M and has more than 25 years of experience in well design and operation. He joined us on Wednesday's American Morning to walk us through the process of drilling a relief well. Watch Video

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Filed under: Gulf Oil Spill • Tech
July 5th, 2010
10:00 AM ET

Nuclear fusion the 'Holy Grail' of green energy?

(CNN) – There are a lot of options on the path to better, greener power: solar, wind, hydro-electric. But for a small and devoted group, the way to move ahead is nuclear fusion. Believe it or not, but that tech-savvy guy next door may just be building a fusion reactor in his basement. Our Carol Costello introduces us to one of these amateur scientists.


Filed under: Tech
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