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How to give an albino alligator a CT scan

Getting an alligator to sit still for a CT scan is a challenge, especially when you know he can't be sedated.

By February 14, 2014


Augustine panel presents manned-space options

A presidential panel charged with assessing the future of U.S. manned space flight presents five options to the White House, but says none is viable without significant new funding.

By September 8, 2009


Bill Gates calls for massive increase in energy research

Despite the threat of cuts to current energy research programs, Gates, in an editorial, says the U.S. should increase annual R&D from $5 billion a year to $16 billion for economic, national security, and environmental reasons.

By November 21, 2011


Boeing selects Atlas 5 rockets for manned test flights

Boeing will use United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rockets for initial test flights of a proposed commercial manned capsule designed to ferry astronauts to the International Space Station in the post-shuttle era.

By August 4, 2011


Why a Moore's Law for green tech doesn't compute

Saying we need a Moore's Law for green tech can be an aspirational goal but don't expect our energy system to change as fast as your computer processor.

By December 7, 2010


Secretary Chu: Global energy race is 'Sputnik' moment

In an address to the National Press Club, Energy Secretary Steven Chu argues that federal R&D in energy needs to be sustained once stimulus dollars run out so the U.S. can stay competitive in the world economy.

By November 29, 2010


Gates, other execs call for more energy spending

Group of business leaders says the U.S. lags behind other countries in spending on alternative energy and must change its current energy policies.

By June 10, 2010


Comparison: 'Avatar' across HD formats

CNET editors review the new release of "Avatar" on a variety of formats, including Samsung's 2D-to-3D conversion system.

By April 23, 2010


Obama ends moon program, endorses private spaceflight

In a dramatic break with the past, the Obama administration's 2011 NASA budget ends the agency's moon program and calls for shifting manned launches to private industry.

By February 1, 2010


NASA's next frontier: Venus, the moon, or an asteroid

Agency selects three finalists in a competition to help determine where to focus its attention to get the most scientific value out of research into our solar system.

By January 2, 2010