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Desktop museum puts mammoth meat and a Star Wars dragon in your hand

The Mini Museum II, now on Kickstarter, lets you hold some of the world's rarest items, including items from space, ancient history and the Earth itself.

By October 15, 2015


YouTube offers tour of the past with 120 years of historical footage

Courtesy of footage from the Associated Press and British Movietone, you can now watch some of the most memorable events from 1895 to the present.

By July 22, 2015


Airships live on, 75 years after Hindenburg disaster

The golden era of zeppelins may long since be over, but airships are once again plying the skies. Today, CNET got a ride aboard the Eureka, and a priceless view of the best of San Francisco.

By May 11, 2012


Hindenburg disaster 75 years ago abruptly ended zeppelin era

The great German airships flew the rich and famous around the world. But when catastrophe struck in Lakehurst, N.J., 35 perished and the era of luxurious travel by dirigible was over.

By May 4, 2012


Hindenburg and the dramatic end of the Airship Era (photos)

While the airship is better remembered for the fiery Hindenburg disaster of 1937 than for its many technological achievements, it was the fastest and most comfortable way to cross the Atlantic in its day.

23 Images By May 4, 2012


Goodyear bids goodbye to blimps, says hello to zeppelins

The tire giant is building its next generation of Goodyear blimps -- but the new airships won't technically be blimps at all. CNET Road Trip 2013 discovers the secrets behind Goodyear's new fleet.

By July 13, 2013


Thai war airship going over like a lead zeppelin

Thailand has a less than positive experience with using an airship to counter its southern insurgency.

By August 19, 2011


Where Zeppelins are born

Road Trip 2011: CNET's Daniel Terdiman got a chance to visit the headquarters of Zeppelin Luftschifftechnik, the makers of the Zeppelin NT, and to see the partial construction of the next of the new-style airships to emerge from the Friedrichshafen, Germany hangar.

By August 10, 2011


The long, great history of zeppelins

Road Trip 2011: The last one was decommissioned in 1940, but there was a day when Germany's zeppelins were the royalty of the skies. CNET visits the Zeppelin Museum to look at the history of aerial royalty.

By June 9, 2011


UK researchers invent 'artificial petrol' costing 19p per litre

British scientists are developing an artificial petrol that could cost as little as 19p per litre. The future fuel ditches hydrocarbons for the cleaner, more abundant element hydrogen.

By February 2, 2011