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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 Jul. 19, 2013


A look at S.F.'s underwater sand dunes

Patrick Barnard, a geologist with the Santa Cruz branch of the United States Geological Survey, narrates this short video showing the placement and depth of sand dunes located beneath 300 feet of water in and around the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.

Nov. 1, 2007


Cats: green tech blows away cat sand dunes

New way to handle cat excrement, with totally recyclable system, no landfill created.

By Nov. 3, 2006


Here's what Mars looks like during its spring thaw

The seasons are shifting on some Martian sand dunes, and NASA has a fascinating photo of the thaw to share.

By Mar. 6, 2014


Tatooine needs you! Help Tunisia save a piece of ‘Star Wars’ lore

Tunisian tourism groups are betting the force of "Star Wars" fans can help them save the one-time desert home of Anakin Skywalker.

By Apr. 8, 2014


Making the perfect video game sand

The sand in PS3 game Journey is some of the most realistic ever seen in a video game. It wasn't easy to create.

By Mar. 28, 2013


XCAR Awards 2013: Best Drive, Drew

It's hard to pick a favourite out of all of the cars that we have been allowed to drive here at XCAR. There has been such a wide variety that even to judge them against each other seems crazy. Here, however, are the few I've shortlisted as my top drives so far.

By Dec. 16, 2013


Nokia expected to launch Lumia 1520 on October 22

The Finnish phone maker schedules a launch event for October 22, where the Lumia 1520 is expected to be the guest of honor.

By Sep. 17, 2013


Friday Poll: Will the Mars rover find signs of life?

Now that it has landed safely, the Mars rover is getting down to business, including looking for signs of previous life. What do you think Curiosity will uncover?

By Aug. 10, 2012


'Star Wars' fan event teases 'Episode VII,' 'Rebels' cartoon

We round up some of the more compelling news to come out of the Star Wars Celebration Europe fan event that drew over 20,000 people to Essen, Germany.

By Jul. 30, 2013