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Meet the beach boy who invented the dune buggy

Bruce Meyers is the man who invented the Meyers Manx, the original dune buggy. We spoke to him about his life, his car and what it did for him.

October 2, 2014


DIY 'Dune' sandworm costume will spice up your cosplay

Prepare to feast on unsuspecting humans when you don this homemade "Dune" sandworm costume.

By November 13, 2013


'Like dragon scales': Pluto ripples with weird snakeskin-like features

The latest batch of photos from the New Horizons craft zoom in on the former planet to reveal weird sights straight out of science fiction.

By September 24, 2015


Surface of Pluto is totally bonkers in new NASA images

Bewildered scientists are thoroughly enjoying the crazy surface details seen in fresh New Horizons spacecraft images of Pluto.

By September 11, 2015


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 July 19, 2013


'MythBusters' hosts take giant spider robots out for a spin

Jamie Hyneman builds elaborate robot spiders, then races them with Adam Savage in the final episode of the "Jamie's Racing Spiders" Web series.

By March 5, 2015


Google Lunar XPrize: Testing rovers on the beach with Team Hakuto

Hakuto of Japan is one of the teams vying for the $20 million Google Lunar XPrize. We hit the beach in Hamamatsu to see the team's rovers, MoonRaker and Tetris, in action.

By January 23, 2015


Google Street View combs the Arabian desert via camel

The search giant's Street View images take you on a virtual tour of the Liwa Desert in the United Arab Emirates.

By October 8, 2014


Wear the sands of Tatooine on your wrist

This limited-edition watch features sand from the "Star Wars" set of Tatooine in Tunisia, and is proudly worn by none other than Chewbacca himself.

By September 2, 2014


New 'Star Wars' movie is shot in Imax, Bad Robot tweet reveals

"Star Wars: Episode VII" director J.J. Abrams shows off his love for Imax movie cameras in a tweet that makes us long to spot two lost droids in the desert.

By July 11, 2014