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Good news, everyone! NASA re-creates the smell of Titan

NASA has created a recipe for the atmosphere of Titan, Saturn's largest moon, and found that it has an "aromatic character".

By June 16, 2014

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150 reasons why bacon smells so good

Why oh why do those salty fried strips have such a hypnotic power over us? Scientists from the American Chemical Society are all over it.

By May 27, 2014

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15 space organizations join hunt for missing Malaysian jet

China activates an international charter started in 1999 to aggregate global space data from satellites in an effort to locate Malaysian Airlines' flight MH370.

By March 12, 2014

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New Silicon Valley in the Andes: Promise and paradox

special report In the second installment of a four-part series, Crave's Eric Mack delves into the ways Ecuador's ambitious "City of Knowledge" could change Latin America -- and the wider tech world.

By March 27, 2013

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Tobacco farms--a vehicle for growing fuel?

Aiming for a breakthrough in biofuel production, Berkeley National Lab project seeks to tweak tobacco plants with hydrocarbon-producing properties of algae and cyanobacteria.

By February 27, 2012

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Fill 'er up with plastic? Waste turned into oil

Startup Agilyx raises $25 million to finance four planned plants that will take post-recycling plastic and convert it into synthetic crude oil.

By December 20, 2011

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ABCs of Car Tech: Talk like a tuner

In this week's edition of the ABCs of Car Tech, we explain the most basic tuner terminology so that you can sound less like a noob when discussing performance mods.

By November 29, 2011

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ABCs of Car Tech: Back to basics

Welcome to the first installment of a new feature that where we will be explaining the whats, whys, and hows of car technology.

By November 21, 2011

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2012 Buick LaCrosse, with eAssist, to start at $29,960

General Motors announced that the 2012 Buick LaCrosse with eAssist will be priced starting at $29,960 before an $860 destination charge.

By June 8, 2011

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Buick offers better fuel economy with direct injection

New Buick models with direct injection engines offer "beefy" performance and better fuel efficiency.

By June 3, 2011