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That blows! Sand dunes move in on famed 'Star Wars' set

Scientists report that Anakin Skywalker's hometown is under attack -- not by Tusken Raiders but by the desert itself.

By Jul. 19, 2013


Brain damage: The dark side of the moon is turquoise

Scientists set up equipment in Hawaii to discern the true hue of the dark side. They say that blue light reflected from Earth turns turquoise when it bounces off the moon.

By Jan. 12, 2014


Slip on this hat for a full virtual-reality experience

Crescent's Immersive Digital Entertainment helmet is a retooled industrial virtual-reality display. Looks neat, but expect the price to be astronomical if it ever hits the market.

By Jul. 6, 2011


Solar eclipse blazes a 'ring of fire' this weekend

For the first time in 18 years, millions of people can watch the moon pass in front of the sun, exposing a brilliant scorching halo for up to 4.5 minutes in an annular solar eclipse.

By May. 16, 2012


Google Earth brings improved imaging to ocean viewing

Instead of blurred photos of the ocean floor, users can now see upgraded images with crisp details and topography.

By Jun. 10, 2013


Fiery annular solar eclipse to be broadcast live on Internet

Most of Earth's inhabitants won't be able to directly watch the moon pass in front of the sun on Thursday -- leaving only a golden ring around its edges -- but anyone can catch the action online.

By May. 8, 2013


Google's Earth Day doodle reflects planet's complexity

To mark the 43rd Earth Day, Google produces one of its busiest -- but still subtle -- animated doodles, depicting our planet's ever-changing landscape.

By Apr. 21, 2013


Preparing a wireless network for the worst

When disaster strikes, Verizon Wireless can deploy a mobile cell site to boost network coverage in the affected area.

By May. 9, 2012


Solar tower will power Las Vegas at night

SolarReserve hits a milestone on a 110-megawatt solar power plant that will have between 10 and 15 hours of energy storage in tanks of molten salt for supplying Nevada.

By Feb. 9, 2012


Tube Wi-Fi to cost £15 per month unless you're on Virgin, Vodafone or EE

Wi-Fi in Tube stations is going to stay free, but only if you're a customer of Virgin Media, Vodafone, Orange, T-Mobile or EE.

By Dec. 11, 2012