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Curiosity's relaxed drilling hints at ancient acidic water on Mars

The Mars Curiosity rover is trying a new, easygoing drilling technique, and early results indicate acidic water conditions way back in the planet's history.

By February 6, 2015


Motorized beach umbrella drills itself into the sand

Fed up with wobbly beach umbrellas that take flight at the slightest breeze? The DrillBeach might be just the thing for you.

By December 10, 2014


Kickstarter to drill the moon's south pole is raising crazy cash

Lunar Mission One wants to bury a time capsule deep below the surface of the bottom of the moon, and it's asking the public to foot the bill. So far, humanity seems willing to chip in.

By November 19, 2014


Rosetta's lost lander drills into comet as battery drains

The Rosetta mission's successful comet landing turns bittersweet as the Philae lander ekes out as much science as possible before losing power and slipping into sleep.

By November 14, 2014


Lego's deal with Shell drilled by well-oiled Greenpeace campaign

Averse to Lego's partnership with Shell, the environmental group posts a slick flick online that will make children's stomachs feel queasy.

By July 12, 2014


Curiosity rover will be first to visit Mars sand dunes

The Mars Curiosity rover is gearing up to boogie on the beach as NASA sends it on a new mission to study the Red Planet's fascinating sand dunes.

By November 17, 2015


Gogoro: More than the Tesla of scooters

Founded by Microsoft and HTC alumni in Taiwan, Gogoro's electric scooter is slick, stylish and might also usher in a portable power revolution.

By November 8, 2015


Souping up the CNET Smart Home garage

Bringing the CNET Smart Home's garage online and Internet-connected was fun, fast and shrewdly preps it for the future.

By October 15, 2015


"Does it feel hot in here?" The time we set the Smart Home to 105 degrees

We installed two new Nest Learning Thermostats at the CNET Smart Home and learned a lot along the way.

By October 8, 2015


Apollo 15 moon-travelling watch up for auction

A watch worn by Commander Dave Scott during the Apollo 15 moon mission is headed for auction later this month.

By October 5, 2015