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'Lab on a phone' detects mercury in water

Researchers at UCLA are using a 3D printer to produce an inexpensive, lightweight smartphone attachment that could ultimately take the place of large, expensive lab equipment.

By February 5, 2014

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John Lennon gets his own Mercury impact crater

John Lennon's name is now part of a heavenly body, with the pop-rocker joining some esteemed company on Mercury's surface.

By December 20, 2013

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Yowza! Yahoo once faced $250K in daily fines from US government

Declassified documents related to Yahoo's challenge of a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court opinion are now out. But the company doesn't see it as an all-out victory.

By September 11, 2014

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Correction: Images from vantage point of Saturn and Mercury

An earlier version of this image gallery misspelled the name of the Cassini spacecraft and misstated where in space the images were taken. This is only the third time ever that Earth has been imaged from the outer solar system. It has also been clarified that the Cassini-Huygens mission is a cooperative project of NASA, the European Space Agency, and the Italian Space Agency.

By July 23, 2013

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NASA photos show Earth from vantage point of Saturn, Mercury

For the first time, we can see what our planet looks like from other outposts in the solar system -- some of which are 900 million miles away.

By July 22, 2013

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Quake early warning offers headstart but lacks funding

The biggest earthquake to rock the San Francisco Bay Area in 25 years hit early Sunday, and technology -- including a project in part backed by Google -- could put us into a better position than ever to react.

By August 25, 2014

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Yahoo female executive sued for sexual harassment

A senior director with a key role in Yahoo's mobile efforts is named in a harassment suit by her female subordinate.

By July 11, 2014

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How to clean up a broken CFL light bulb

Cleaning up after these mercury-filled bulbs is a hassle, but here's how to do it safely.

By June 23, 2014

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How to clean up a broken CFL bulb

Got a shattered CFL on your hands? Worried about mercury? Don't panic -- we'll show you how to clean it up safely and dispose of it responsibly.

By June 23, 2014

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Mercury's north pole is probably chock full of ice

While Mars dominates space-related headlines, a stunning revelation from Mercury could end up being one of the biggest astronomy stories of the year.

By November 30, 2012