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Ford GT40, Ford GT70 and Ford GT: Fifty years of a legendary name

We all know about the Ford GT40 -- it's a legend in its own lifetime -- but why did it come to be? And what about its successors, the GT70 and GT? We took a look at the cars that ensured Ford was up there with the very best.

October 14, 2013

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Fifty-foot electromechanical snake prowls CES (pictures)

It might come as a surprise, but is a 50-foot electromechanical snake -- the Titanoboa -- really out of place? CNET doesn't think so.

9 Images By January 7, 2013

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More than half of 25 to 34-year olds have a tablet, says new research

Half of 25 to 34-year olds and a third of 18 to 24-year olds have an iPad or similar tablet, and they're using them to watch lots of online video.

By June 26, 2014

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Fifty Shades of Grey beats Harry Potter thanks to Kindle

Fifty Shades of Grey scribe EL James is the bestselling author of all time on Amazon UK, beating Harry Potter writer JK Rowling.

By August 1, 2012

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Sporting Trials and the Story of Lotus Cars

This is the little-known story of Lotus cars and the grassroots motorsport that inspired Colin Chapman to build super-lightweight race cars. Many folks may know a little bit about the original Lotus 7 from the 1950s, and their modern kit car incarnations, but what happened to the Lotuses numbered 1 through 6?

By February 27, 2014

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Fifty-two percent expect to work on vacation, survey says

The ease with which gadgets allow bosses to corral employees on the beach and even in the sauna means that the majority of people now expect to have to work on vacation.

By July 11, 2012

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Yitang Zhang: A prime-number proof and a world of persistence

An exciting breakthrough by an academic little known before last year is firing up mathematicians. Now even playwrights are getting in on the act.

By February 12, 2014

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James Bond had a drinking problem, researchers conclude

Agent 007's love of "shaken, not stirred" martinis may have been a result of alcohol-induced tremors, say the authors of a silly study examining Bond's health. They also estimate he'd die by 56.

By December 16, 2013

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Fifty years on, Glenn's flight remains a giant leap

John Glenn, the enduring face of America's early space program, blasted off and into history 50 years ago today, kicking off NASA's bid to catch up with the Russians in the Cold War space race.

By February 20, 2012

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Fifty years later, IBM's inventors celebrate the 'Stretch'

Judged a failure at the time, Big Blue's 7030 supercomputer left a rich, albeit indirect legacy for the rest of the computer industry.

By September 12, 2008