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Bucky Dome: Daddy of all geodesic dome homes

The R. Buckminster Fuller dome home in Carbondale, Ill., is a lot less dangerous and a lot more sustainable than Mad Max's Thunderdome. It's the proud parent of all geodesic dome homes.

By Apr. 16, 2011

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Geodesic takes aim at SMS with Mundu IM

The communication software maker offers a mobile instant-messaging service that takes aim at text messaging. Find out how it performs.

By Nov. 21, 2008

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NASA's idea of a Mars ‘reality show’

What happens when you stick six wannabe astronauts in crammed quarters in the middle of nowhere for months? A NASA-funded study seeks to find out.

By Apr. 1, 2014

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Google courts Apple developers with new Google Maps tools

Google updates its iOS developer tools so that any developer can integrate Google Maps into the apps they produce.

By Feb. 22, 2013

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Score! NASA spots soccer-ball shape buckyballs in space

The Spitzer infrared telescope discovers solid buckyballs in space for the first time, giving astronomers clues into the nature of matter in deep space.

By Feb. 23, 2012

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LEDs power Times Square ball on New Year's Eve

Efficient LED lighting gets ready for a close-up moment as the light source for the ball that falls in Times Square on New Year's Eve.

By Dec. 22, 2011

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Oops! Facebook mistakenly censors Burning Man art

In a censorship FAIL, Facebook removes photo of nude sculpture from Burning Man but reverses decision later.

By Sep. 15, 2010

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iPhone 4 vs iPhone 3GS battery test: Almost 40 per cent better

The iPhone promises to give you two more hours of chatting and an hour more of surfing than the iPhone 3GS. But is it backed up by our real-world tests?

By Jul. 7, 2010

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Crave 06: The trouble with lightsabers (podcast)

This week, Donald and Eric debate the dangers of robots, geodesic playgrounds, and real-life lightsabers. Plus, we take a look at some invisible cables, giant air multipliers, Catan for Microsoft Surface, and the e-reader's race to the bottom.

By Jun. 22, 2010