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NASA orbiters hide behind Mars to avoid comet debris

A rare close flyby of a comet near Mars put NASA's orbiters in a potentially dangerous situation, but also allowed them to study the moving space object.

By October 20, 2014

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Gecko-inspired adhesive lets you climb walls

Mechanical engineers at Stanford University have developed a substance that mimics gecko toes. Not just for scaling walls in Spiderman-like fashion, the adhesive could help clean up space debris and be used on automobile assembly lines.CNET's Sumi Das visits the research lab where it was created to learn how it works.

By February 25, 2015

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Latest fireball in night sky actually a Chinese rocket

Meteors captured on video as fireballs lighting up the night sky are becoming more common thanks to ubiquitous smartphones. Except this one was no space rock.

By February 25, 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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Can the Kool-Aid Man bust a brick wall and survive? Oh, yeah!

It's time to seriously address the question of how a glass pitcher full of Kool-Aid can run through a wall without suffering a horrible, delicious death.

By January 23, 2015

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NASA spots massive outburst from our very own black hole

Its root cause still undetermined, a huge X-ray flare from the Milky Way's center has made NASA scientists sit up and take notice.

By January 6, 2015

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Tomorrow Daily 104: 3D-printed dog legs, touchable yearbooks, cleaning up space trash and more

Using a speed reading software technology named Spritz, the Uno Noteband aims to make checking your notifications fast and simple. But there's more to this wearable than just SMS notifications, and we're going over the details on today's show.

By December 22, 2014

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'Snake Monster' robot has snake-bots for legs

A robot from Carnegie Mellon takes the snake-bot concept and uses the twisty robo-critters as legs for a strange new machine.

By December 22, 2014

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Rubberneck at this TIE Fighter highway crash dashcam video

There is a disturbance on the freeway. A dashcam video parody shows what happens when a popular "Star Wars" vehicle gets in an accident on Earth.

By December 15, 2014

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Can these gun sensors keep cops safer?

Technology from startup Yardarm can tell 911 emergency responders if a police officer's gun has been fired. But Yardarm doesn't call it a "smart gun" -- that would court controversy.

By November 8, 2014