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How one community's annoying 'spampocalypse' took a happy turn

What happens when a rogue test email gets sent to thousands of people? If you're in Berkeley, Calif., you have a community picnic, of course.

By March 25, 2015

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Color it cool: Hue-changing 'skin' morphs on demand

Scientists develop a super-thin material that can reflect any color with just the slightest tug. Looks like the son of hypercolor has arrived.

By March 14, 2015

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The surprising science of blue jeans

A new video shows how jeans get blue, while new research from UC Berkeley shows how the dye used to get them that way could get greener.

By February 25, 2015

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Human heart on a chip could replace animal drug testing

Researchers have created a "heart on a chip" using actual cardiac muscles to help test the effects of heart medication.

By March 9, 2015

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Two adorable new spiders found: Meet Sparklemuffin and Skeletorus

Two new species of peacock spider have been found in Queensland, Australia -- the colourful Sparklemuffin and the spooky Skeletorus.

By March 5, 2015

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Einstein's Cross: Distant supernova split into four by gravitational lensing

An exploding star directly behind a cluster of enormous galaxies has been split into four images by the light-bending properties of the cluster's gravity.

By March 5, 2015

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How Carl Bass is crafting Autodesk's push for makers like you

The software company known for projects as far afield as One World Trade Center and Grand Theft Auto is bringing its tools to DIY-ers tinkering fixes to everyday problems.

By February 26, 2015

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Meet Runcible, a smartphone that looks like a pocket watch

At least one company says smartphones don't have to be rectangular slabs.

By February 26, 2015

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Berkeley scientists have 'smart dust' on the brain

California researchers theorize that tiny electronic sensors the size of dust particles could be used in future brain studies.

By July 17, 2013

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How I was almost a Steve Jobs movie extra

CNET's Shara Tibken had on her finest '80s garb, but she didn't take into account the Apple fan fervor when she signed up to be an extra in the new Aaron Sorkin film.

By February 3, 2015