1.) A University of Victoria researcher develops computer games help autistic children read faces.
2.) New Orleans' new initiative: eliminate 10,000 blighted buildings in three years.
3.) GM global design leader Ed Welburn leads the biggest design team in the world.
4.) Yonah Freemark offers his take on Amtrak's 30-year, $117 billion high-speed rail vision.
5.) At Carnegie Mellon University, engineers develop a machine that teaches itself.