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**FILE** President Bush (center) listens to Dave Vieau (right), president and CEO of A123 Systems, as he is shown a Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid car utilizing a lithium power battery during a demonstration of alternative fuel automobiles on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington on Feb. 23, 2007. At left is Energy Secretary Sam Bodman. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** A123 Systems President and CEO David Vieau addresses the media July 18, 2011, in Romulus, Mich. (Associated Press)

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This image provided by NASA shows the Eastern Seaboard of the United States at night from a composite assembled from data acquired by the Suomi NPP satellite as Hurricane Sandy came ashore on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012. The Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the Suomi NPP satellite acquired this image of the storm at 3:35 a.m. EDT. (AP Photo/NASA)

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Four of the proposed ten uniform color designs for the Districtís taxicab fleet can be seen on display at the Verizon Center in Chinatown, Washington, D.C., Monday, December 10, 2012. The District is asking citizens to weigh in on which design people favor before they decide which color scheme will become the uniform design for all cabs in Washington, D.C. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Four of the proposed ten uniform color designs for the Districtís taxicab fleet can be seen on display at the Verizon Center in Chinatown, Washington, D.C., Monday, December 10, 2012. The District is asking citizens to weigh in on which design people favor before they decide which color scheme will become the uniform design for all cabs in Washington, D.C. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Four of the proposed ten uniform color designs for the Districtís taxicab fleet can be seen on display at the Verizon Center in Chinatown, Washington, D.C., Monday, December 10, 2012. The District is asking citizens to weigh in on which design people favor before they decide which color scheme will become the uniform design for all cabs in Washington, D.C. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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This handout image provided by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) shows the cover of the FTC's “Mobile Apps for Kids: Disclosures Still Not Making the Grade" guide. The FTC is investigating an unspecified number of software companies that make cellphone apps to determine whether they have violated the privacy rights of children by quietly collecting personal information from their phones then sharing it with advertisers and data brokers, the agency said. Such apps can capture a child's physical location, phone numbers of their friends and more. (Associated Press/FTC)

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This handout image provided by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) shows the cover of the FTC's “Mobile Apps for Kids: Disclosures Still Not Making the Grade" guide. The FTC is investigating an unspecified number of software companies that make cellphone apps to determine whether they have violated the privacy rights of children by quietly collecting personal information from their phones then sharing it with advertisers and data brokers, the agency said. Such apps can capture a child's physical location, phone numbers of their friends and more. (Associated Press/FTC)

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**FILE** The Korean Peninsula is seen Sept. 24, 2012, at night from a composite assembled from data acquired by the Suomi NPP satellite. The image was made possible by the new satellite's "day-night band" of the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS), which detects light in a range of wavelengths from green to near-infrared and uses filtering techniques to observe dim signals such as city lights, gas flares, auroras, wildfires, and reflected moonlight. City lights at night are a fairly reliable indicator of where people live. But this isn't always the case, and the Korean Peninsula shows why. (Associated Press/NASA)

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The moon viewed from the International Space Station orbiting 200 miles above Earth is still another 238,700 miles away. A team of former NASA executives is offering countries a two-person trip to the moon, either for research or national prestige — for a cool $1.5 billion. “It’s not about being first. It’s about joining the club,” former NASA associate administrator Alan Stern said. “We’re kind of cleaning up what NASA did in the 1960s. We’re going to make a commodity of it in the 2020s.” (Associated Press)

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The moon viewed from the International Space Station orbiting 200 miles above Earth is still another 238,700 miles away. A team of former NASA executives is offering countries a two-person trip to the moon, either for research or national prestige — for a cool $1.5 billion. “It’s not about being first. It’s about joining the club,” former NASA associate administrator Alan Stern said. “We’re kind of cleaning up what NASA did in the 1960s. We’re going to make a commodity of it in the 2020s.” (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks Sept. 12, 2012, during an introduction of the new iPhone 5 in San Francisco. (Associated Press)

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Software company founder John McAfee is pictured on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, in Guatemala City after being arrested for entering Guatemala illegally. (AP Photo/Guatemalan National Police)

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** FILE ** Software company founder John McAfee is pictured on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, in Guatemala City after being arrested for entering Guatemala illegally. (AP Photo/Guatemalan National Police)

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Space Shuttle Atlantis, here in 1995, is docked with the Russian space station Mir as the two spacecraft orbit the Earth. NASA looks lost in space and without a clear sense of where the agency is going, an independent panel of science and engineering experts said in a critical report released Wednesday. (NASA via Associated Press)

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Space Shuttle Atlantis, here in 1995, is docked with the Russian space station Mir as the two spacecraft orbit the Earth. NASA looks lost in space and without a clear sense of where the agency is going, an independent panel of science and engineering experts said in a critical report released Wednesday. (NASA via Associated Press)

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An ad for Centro Tepeyac Women's Center seen on the agency's Web site (Courtesy of centrotepeyac.org)

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This artist rendering released by NASA shows the twin spacecraft Ebb and Flow orbiting the moon. The duo found evidence that the moon’s interior is more battered than previously thought and the crust is thinner than expected. (Associated Press/NASA)

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This artist rendering released by NASA shows the twin spacecraft Ebb and Flow orbiting the moon. The duo found evidence that the moon’s interior is more battered than previously thought and the crust is thinner than expected. (Associated Press/NASA)

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**FILE** This image from July 19, 2011, provided by NASA, shows the International Space Station photographed by a member of Atlantis' STS-135 crew during a fly-around as the shuttle departed the station on the last space shuttle mission. (Associated Press/NASA)