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Las Vegas odds on who will set foot on Mars first are totally nuts

Oddsmakers apply statistical science to pick sports winners, but CNET's Eric Mack says one handicapper seems to have ignored the stats when picking the team of scientists to win the race to Mars.

By 3 October 2015


4-foot snake bites man engrossed in cell phone

Technically Incorrect: An Oklahoma man is walking and staring down at his phone. He doesn't notice a long snake just lying there. He steps on it.

By 1 June 2015


Dallas Buyers to draft letter to pirates as ISPs foot legal bill

The Federal Court has set a deadline for Dallas Buyers Club to draft its letter to suspected pirates, but iiNet and other ISPs now face the unpleasant reality of footing the bill for the long-running legal case.

By 6 May 2015


GoPro jumps off skydiver, films its own 10,000-foot freefall

A brave video camera separates from its owner and goes for a spectacular dive to the ground. The fascinating footage survived the fall.

By 7 April 2015


This 30-foot-tall spiked Faraday cage helps satellites thrive

Looking like a deathtrap in a movie, this room at one of the ESA's test centers plays a critical role in satellite building.

By 8 February 2015


50-foot-long 'dragon' dinosaur species discovered in China

The long-necked Qijianglong lived about 160 million years ago in the Late Jurassic period. Did its fossils inspire ancient dragon legends?

By 30 January 2015


Foot Hammock cuddles your toes under your desk

Take the art of chilling out at your desk to the next level by installing a heated hammock for your feet.

By 14 January 2015


Why send a Christmas card when you can send a 100-foot-tall gif?

This Saturday, everyone in the world can send a gif that will be projected onto two buildings in San Francisco, as well as sent to the recipient by e-mail.

By 17 December 2014


3Doodler printing pen hits 100,000 sales, gets new foot-pedal accessory

Maker WobbleWorks claims the sales milestone makes the 3Doodler the world's most popular 3D-printing device.

By 5 September 2014


Apple reportedly plans to occupy 'second spaceship' campus in Silicon Valley

The tech giant inked a deal for a curvaceous, 777,000-square-foot campus in Sunnyvale, California, according to BizJournals.

By 2 October 2015