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NASA balks at billionaire's request for Mars mission aid

First "space tourist" Dennis Tito asks agency to chip in with some new rockets and cash for a 2017 manned mission. NASA says thanks, but no thanks.

By Nov. 21, 2013


Google-like data bank of kids' brain scans could aid docs

The goal of the cloud-computing project is to let physicians and radiologists "google" a brain scan to find patients with similar abnormalities, review their anonymous medical records, and improve both diagnosis and treatment.

By Jan. 9, 2014


eBay CEO enlists users' aid to defeat online sales tax bill

John Donahoe e-mails eBay users, seeking their help in preventing the enactment of a national Internet sales tax.

By Apr. 21, 2013


Crowdsourced videos, photos could aid Boston blast investigations

Those who recorded what happened before two fatal blasts at the Boston Marathon could have been gathering evidence, not just capturing memories.

By Apr. 15, 2013


Is the iPad now Band-Aid strong?

Many people seem to believe that the only tablet that exists is the iPad. Does this make it easier for Apple to make smaller versions? Or even larger ones?

By Apr. 9, 2012


Marvel creates superhero for boy with hearing aid

A little boy wears a hearing aid but doesn't want to. Superheroes don't wear hearing aids. So his mom writes to Marvel Comics. Marvel decides to create a new superhero, complete with hearing aid, just for the little boy.

By May. 24, 2012


Rumored: Transformer Prime to get GPS Band-Aid

Asus has taken its share of grief over the Transformer Prime's GPS issues. While its first reaction was to cut any mention of GPS from the official specs, it may soon offer a far more comforting solution.

By Apr. 6, 2012


Cambodia gets $59M in aid after arrest of Pirate Bay co-founder

Although neither country claims the aid is explicitly for Gottfrid Svartholm Warg's arrest, it does come at a convenient time.

By Sep. 5, 2012


ABCs of Car Tech: Driver aid systems

In this week's edition, CNET takes a look at the advanced car tech systems that help prevent accidents and make driving more convenient.

By Jan. 25, 2012


Elgato's data-pumping SSD comes to Thunderbolt's aid

Thunderbolt is a fast interface that so far has been available only on Macs. Elgato is joining the fray with new flash-based drives announced at CES.

By Jan. 9, 2012