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1978

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Skycorp will try to awaken NASA's 1978 sleeping satellite

NASA signs a first-of-its-kind deal to let citizen scientists try to reactivate a long-retired spacecraft that's passing Earth this summer.

By May 22, 2014

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First nuclear reactor approved in U.S. since 1978

But no nuclear renaissance appears to be imminent, despite the go-ahead to build and operate two new reactors in Georgia.

By February 13, 2012

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UK invented mobile phones in 1978, according to Tomorrow's World archive

Tomorrow's World played a huge part in making us the geeks we are today -- so we're thrilled to see the BBC putting some archive material from the show online, including a British invention -- the mobile phone

By September 14, 2009

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Before the battlefield: Making the Army's Abrams tank

Since 1978, the Army has depended on this proven vehicle, a 70-ton tank with a 120mm gun. CNET's Daniel Terdiman went to Lima, Ohio on Road Trip 2013 to see how the combat vehicle is made.

By July 10, 2013

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Retro Tech: Mego's 2-XL

Mego's 1978 trivia robot with a personality, 2-XL

By May 22, 2008

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Microsoft's Albuquerque Group--then and now

Almost 30 years ago, as Microsoft was preparing to leave Albuquerque, N.M., for Seattle, the original team gathered on Dec. 7, 1978, to pose for a photo.

By June 22, 2008

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Watch the video NASA transmitted to Earth on a laser beam

The space agency says the achievement is like "a person aiming a laser pointer at the end of a human hair 30 feet away and keeping it there while walking."

By June 6, 2014

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Public at last: Apple II DOS code that launched an empire

The Computer History Museum has published the source code for the Apple II DOS. Last spring, CNET was first to report the existence of documents that led to the creation of the code.

By November 12, 2013

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High-tech pipe organ to blow minds at famed SF theater

The city's Castro Theatre, known as much for its colorful organ concerts as its quirky film offerings, will house a massive $700,000 pipe-digital hybrid featuring a sample library used in the film industry.

By August 29, 2014

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Qualcomm faces big trouble in China

Antitrust regulators have reportedly found Qualcomm abused its monopoly in China. Meanwhile, the chipmaker is forging ahead there, investing up to $150 million for local startups.

By July 24, 2014