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Saturn's blings: Diamonds may float in the planet's atmosphere

Researchers believe diamond rain and hail are present on Jupiter and Saturn, and that future generations could send robots to harvest such precious precipitation.

By Oct. 18, 2013


Presto! iBalance magic trick makes smartphones float in midair

Spectators won't believe their eyes when you make your phone -- or theirs -- defy the laws of physics.

By Nov. 27, 2013


Float down fairways on this hovercraft golf cart

Could this be the next big thing for golf?

By Apr. 8, 2013


Scientists want to float a boat on Saturn moon Titan

The European Planetary Science Congress considers a proposal to send a boat probe on a visit to a well-known Saturn moon.

By Oct. 1, 2012


How many balloons would it take to float Batman's house?

A handy online balloon calculator helps you figure out how many balloons it will take to float your house into the sky.

By Nov. 20, 2012


100,000 'firefly' LED bulbs float through Tokyo

Charged with solar power, this ethereal flotilla of glowing LEDs streamed down the Sumida River to celebrate the beauty of fireflies.

By May. 7, 2012


Free Windows servers float onto Amazon's cloud

Amazon Web Services now offers Windows Server, not just Linux, as a free option for lightweight use. That's good and bad news for Microsoft's competing Azure.

By Jan. 16, 2012


Scribd launches Float, a new mobile reading app

Float, Scribd's new mobile reading platform, delivers a customized reading experience to the iPhone and iPod Touch, and eventually other mobile devices.

By Jul. 19, 2011


Architects float prison-in-the-sky idea

Winners of annual skyscraper contest include a "Vertical Prison" whose inmates work for the host city below, and a building that doubles as a water purification system for a polluted Indonesian river.

By Mar. 18, 2010