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Diamonds 101

If you're planning on popping the question this year, you're probably in the market for some jewelry. And we realize you might be too busy...

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psMUVOSAIw4If you're planning on popping the question this year, you're probably in the market for some jewelry. And we realize you might be too busy crafting the perfect proposal to research the pedigree of your engagement ring. That's why we do the legwork for you in our latest video Transparency.

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Mister Trash Can

\r\n\r\nWhile carbon emissions may be the current cause célèbre of the environmental movement, let's not forget the more tangible waste products we...

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vIeyooLfScWhile carbon emissions may be the current cause célèbre of the environmental movement, let's not forget the more tangible waste products we are unleashing upon the earth. Annually, households and businesses throw out 251 million tons of trash. And while, not shockingly, the major offenders are industries such as mining, everyday American consumers are responsible for five pounds of trash a day. We're resolving to watch our wastelines in 2009.

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Opium Economics

Heroin makes Lou Reed feel like Jesus, and it won't leave Guns N' Roses alone, but how does it end up here in the United States? We take a...

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGT-0ibPCMkHeroin makes Lou Reed feel like Jesus, and it won't leave Guns N' Roses alone, but how does it end up here in the United States? We take a look at the global opium trade from the poppy fields of Afghanistan to a shady street corner near you.

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Jailbirds

There are currently more than 2.3 million people incarcerated in the United States. What does that look like, exactly? That's equivalent to...

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMXjmHXroEYThere are currently more than 2.3 million people incarcerated in the United States. What does that look like, exactly? That's equivalent to putting the combined populations of Miami, Las Vegas, and Minneapolis behind bars. Why is our penal system broken? How do we stack up against other countries? We take a closer look at prisons in our latest Transparency.LEARN MOREThe Sentencing Project; The Pew Charitable Trusts; The U.S. Department of Justice; The Prison Policy Initiative

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Hippo Rollers

In rural Africa, women spend 26% of their time fetching water, often walking for miles with heavy buckets balanced on their heads. That's time...

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2S8XekSrSuEIn rural Africa, women spend 26% of their time fetching water, often walking for miles with heavy buckets balanced on their heads. That's time that could be spent going to school, working outside the home, or teaching their children. The Hippo Water Roller eases the burden by allowing women to transport five times as much water with much less physical effort. In our latest LOOK video, we examine the impact of the rollers on one village in South Africa.LEARN MORE hipporoller.org

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Part 4: Rescue Bots of the Future

Not only are robots being used for military offensives, but they are also being deployed to rescue wounded soldiers. These robot medics can evacuate downed servicemen from situations too dangerous for normal reconnaissance missions. Rescue bots, most of which are still in the development phase, ensure..

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2XCBJRadMwNot only are robots being used for military offensives, but they are also being deployed to rescue wounded soldiers. These robot medics can evacuate downed servicemen from situations too dangerous for normal reconnaissance missions. Rescue bots, most of which are still in the development phase, ensure no man is left behind, without endangering additional soldiers.Continued in Part 5, "Legs With Brains."LEARN MOREVisual Eyes; Vecna Technologies, Inc.

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