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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


The Perfect Storm: A Kickstarter for bass players looking for hand-crafted audio artistry

New York City audio designer/artist Blackie Pagano jumps on the crowdfunding platform to fund his bass guitar preamp, The Perfect Storm.

By September 5, 2015


You'll never guess science's new best hangover cure

Technically Incorrect: A new study declares a fruity remedy for the alcohol-induced headache. It might not be one you'd imagine.

By August 6, 2015


World's tiniest circular saw 3D-printed into improbable existence

An adorable whirring 3D-printed circular saw runs on a button battery and is sized for impossibly tiny hands.

By August 5, 2015


Drilling surprise opens door to volcano-powered electricity

Can enormous heat deep in the earth be harnessed to provide energy for us on the surface?

By January 29, 2014


Can you stay awake for the whole Le Mans 24-hour race?

Well...can you? I headed to the greatest motor race on Earth to see whether I could stay awake for the entire thing.

By June 23, 2015