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Google clears up Atlantis debris

Responding to overwhelming speculation that its Google Earth ocean floor mapping software had discovered the mythical lost city of Atlantis, Google called in some scientists to explain it all.

By Feb. 24, 2009


A Talon for land mines and heavy debris

Latest robot from Foster-Miller might provide more robust aid for those looking to clean up the dangerous litter of war.

By Dec. 10, 2008


Astronauts prep for not-so-close encounter with space debris

Space debris had prompted NASA to make plans for the station crew to seek shelter aboard their Soyuz lifeboats, but additional analysis now shows the junk poses no threat to the lab.

By Nov. 6, 2009


Shuttle Endeavour blasts off; debris strikes mulled

Endeavour climbs into space and sets off after the International Space Station. Engineers are evaluating multiple external tank foam debris strikes during ascent.

By Jul. 15, 2009


Robot to keep ship hulls free of sea debris

Hismar, a hull-cleaning robot developed at the United Kingdom's Newcastle University, could save the shipping industry from excess drag, fuel consumption, and pollution.

By Sep. 19, 2008


Brits use radar to keep runways free of debris

Heathrow International uses radar for runway safety.

By Jun. 30, 2008


Pew pew! Scientists hatch plan to laser-blast space junk

Scientists have come up with a very video game-like way to take out orbiting space debris using ground-based lasers.

By Mar. 10, 2014


Keep your Roomba running in tip-top shape

Follow these maintenance tips to keep your Roomba running at peak performance (and have a little fun disassembling its parts).

By Sep. 12, 2013


99 minutes of real-life GTA V would cost £8m, says research

According to insurance experts, it would cost £81,000 a minute if you were to pull off GTA levels of destruction in real life.

By Dec. 21, 2013