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Ocean XPrize reels in teams for acid tests

With sea life is in danger due to rising ocean acidification, the Wendy Schmidt Ocean XPrize kicks off with $2 million in prize money on the line for the best methods for measuring ocean pH levels.

By September 4, 2014

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Finalists selected for $10M Qualcomm Tricorder XPrize

Are you a gadget lover, not a doctor? International teams are working to create portable devices that could quickly and easily detect common ailments.

By August 27, 2014

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Landing on a comet is hard: Rosetta searches for the sweet spot

The Rosetta mission has narrowed down the selection of possible landing sites to just five candidates, but it's going to be tricky to touch down.

By August 26, 2014

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Quake early warning offers headstart but lacks funding

The biggest earthquake to rock the San Francisco Bay Area in 25 years hit early Sunday, and technology -- including a project in part backed by Google -- could put us into a better position than ever to react.

By August 25, 2014

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Want those exact shoes? Ask Zappos' new personal assistant

The online retailer known for its fanatical customer service tests digital assistant that helps you track down any fashion item -- even if the company doesn't sell it.

By July 27, 2014

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How the Internet of Things knows where gunfire happens

SST's ShotSpotter pinpoints outdoor, urban gunshots for law enforcement agencies. Now it's moving indoors with a service for schools.

By July 27, 2014

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Solar storm almost fried Earth's electronics two years ago?

A fascinating NASA presentation suggests that in July 2012 Earth was one week away from being struck by a massive solar storm that would have had devastating effects. Can this be?

By July 26, 2014

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Despite tornadoes and derailments, the 737s keep on coming

Every month, Spirit Aerosystems in Wichita, Kan., turns out 42 fuselages for 737s. And it's survived a disaster or two. CNET Road Trip 2014 stops by.

By July 26, 2014

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In the Great Plains, bubbletops and other world-class hot rods

Darryl Starbird's Hot Rod & Custom Car Hall of Fame Museum, in northeast Oklahoma, houses one of the best collections of modified cars in the world. CNET Road Trip 2014 just had to check it out.

By July 17, 2014

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Intel's second-quarter earnings surge on PC sales

The chipmaker boosts its stock buyback plan by $20 billion, as it seeks to trim its cash balance and return more money to shareholders.

By July 15, 2014