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Wanderers: 3D-printed spacewear for medieval Arab astronauts

A series of 3D-printed garments is inspired by space travel, symbiosis and the medieval astronomers of the Middle East.

By December 11, 2014

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Cassini peeks up Jupiter's skirt

Back in 2000, Cassini took a rare shot of Jupiter from directly underneath the Giant Planet's south pole -- red spot and all.

By December 9, 2014

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Curiosity has discovered organic matter on Mars

Molecules found by Curiosity on Mars have been confirmed as organic matter -- the building blocks of all known forms of terrestrial life.

By December 17, 2014

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'Miracle' tech turns water into fuel

German cleantech company Sunfire GmbH has unveiled a machine that converts water and carbon dioxide into synthetic petroleum-based fuels.

By November 18, 2014

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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