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h.g. wells


Alien invasion panics Alabamans -- it's an ad campaign

A radio station in Tuscumbia, Ala., is changing formats. So it says aliens are taking over to see what music people really like. Soon, police presence escalates after fears of bombs being dropped.

By August 30, 2013


Documentary throws the book at Google scanning project

"Google and the World Brain" asks whether a universal library belongs in the hands of a corporation, no matter how well-intentioned.

By January 25, 2013


Scientist: We'll meet aliens within 20 years

Russian astronomer declares that there are so many planets that resemble Earth that very soon we will encounter some of their inhabitants. Also: a mild frenzy on YouTube over video that claims to show a UFO over London.

By June 28, 2011


Supreme Court to public domain: Let's fence you in

The Supremes say Congress can force public-domain works back into copyright, in consideration to the Berne Convention treaty.

By January 18, 2012


'War of the Worlds' gets interactive on the iPad

Definitely not for little kids, H.G. Wells' classic tale of alien invasion gets enhanced with animated attacks, spooky sound effects, and other interactive goodies.

By October 5, 2010


NASA Athlete rover dancing its way to the stars

NASA's Athlete prototype rover is designed to roll on the moon or Mars. Things got slightly funky at a recent test-drive on Earth.

By August 18, 2010


Picture this: Invisibility cloak made from glass

Another scientist is working on helping you hide from those pesky ninja assassins. Great, but when are we going to see a working cloak already?

By July 22, 2010


'Colossal' collection: 2,222 short stories for iPhone

Like to read? Here's your chance to pocket some of the world's greatest short fiction from authors like Arthur Conan Doyle and Oscar Wilde.

By December 8, 2009


Google's crop circle doodle suggests finality

Following the Google doodle that allegedly commemorated a Japanese video game, we now see an alien spacecraft over crop circles. What does it all mean?

By September 15, 2009


Hands-on with Scribblenauts: The pen is mightier than the ray gun

Scribblenauts, for the Nintendo DS, generated a massive amount of positive buzz after this year's E3 video game trade show, thanks to a unique interface that lets players type in the name of real-world objects they want to use in the game.

By September 15, 2009