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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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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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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

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eBay to auction very first Superman comic -- Action Comics #1

Up for auction on eBay starting August 14, the so-called "Holy Grail" of comic books could easily sell for close to $3 million.

By July 23, 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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Uber to cap surge pricing in NY during emergencies

It's not the end of Uber's notorious surge pricing model, but the on-demand car service agrees to stop charging excessive rates during natural disasters and emergencies.

By July 8, 2014

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YouTube gets injected with 12K live concert videos

The video-sharing site works with Music Vault to bring users thousands of remastered music videos, from The Grateful Dead to The Sex Pistols to Fleet Foxes.

By July 8, 2014

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'Battlestar Galactica' on course for movie reboot, report says

Spool up the FTL drives! The popular sci-fi franchise is tipped to get a "reimagining" from Universal.

By April 8, 2014