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1950s

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8-foot robot Cygan from 1950s auctioned for $27,000

This vintage behemoth has "the strength of a dozen Samsons." Now a lucky collector gets to freak everyone out with it.

By September 11, 2013

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'Cygan' robot from the 1950s could fetch £12,000 at auction

The monolithic metal man, built in 1957, is up for auction at Christie's next month.

By August 5, 2013

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Bentley looks to 1950s for convertible concept

Sketches released by Bentley of a new concept herald a convertible version of the Mulsanne.

By August 19, 2012

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Appliance Science: The illuminating physics behind LED lights

LED lights are the latest thing in home lighting, using less energy and lasting longer than their incandescent cousins. How do they work? Find out in the latest installment of Appliance Science.

By November 18, 2014

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The 'groovy' highway hi-fis of the 1950s

Turntables in cars looked like the next big thing in 1956.

By September 21, 2011

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Happy 100th birthday, Hedy Lamarr, movie star who paved way for Wi-Fi

This actress from Hollywood's Golden Age reminds us of a time when women were some of the leading unsung tech innovators.

By November 9, 2014

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Small-city mayors: Build your tech hardware in the US

Leaders of cities outside the typical tech metropolises -- specifically cities touched by Tesla's sprawling electric-car operation in California and Nevada -- want a bigger hand in tech manufacturing.

By October 2, 2014

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Delightful 'Thunderbirds' documentary goes behind the strings

Stand by for action! The new documentary "Filmed in Supermarionation" goes behind the strings of Gerry Anderson's puppet shows "Thunderbirds", "Captain Scarlet" and "Stingray".

By September 30, 2014

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Incredible vintage Soviet space gear headed for auction

An auction on September 13 will see the sale of 104 pieces of memorabilia from the Soviet space program, including a cognac bottle signed by Yuri Gagarin.

By September 8, 2014

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The spooky sounds of space

Since the 1950s, probes sent into space have been sending back data that reveal eerie sounds from the vastness of the galaxy.

By August 18, 2014