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illusion

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Samsung Illusion SCH-I110 (Verizon Wireless)

The Samsung Illusion is a wholly decent midrange smartphone that won't wow you, but mostly delivers. However, there are a few flaws.

By November 28, 2011

3.5 stars Editors' rating November 28, 2011
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Tempting blue pools in vivid Mars photo aren't what they seem

A recently released ESA image shows large lakes of blue on the surface of the Red Planet. Or does it?

By June 3, 2015

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Free will may be an illusion, study says

The idea that we make autonomous choices may be nothing more than "background noise" in our brain, according to researchers at UC Davis.

By June 22, 2014

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Baffle yourself with the best optical illusions of the year

The winners of the Best Illusion of the Year contest have been crowned, so go ahead and enjoy the confusion.

By May 20, 2014

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Collision on the black hole superhighway

Astronomers have pieced together Hubble data to observe a collision between knots of matter in the jet of a supermassive black hole for the first time.

By May 29, 2015

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Artist pays tribute to 'Star Wars' with paper and scalpel

Marc Hagan-Guirey explains how he transforms single pieces of paper into intricate scenes from "Star Wars" using the Japanese technique of kirigami.

By May 19, 2015

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Meet the world's most successful geek-turned-politician

In Iceland recently, CNET's Eric Mack tracked down one of the world's most impressive geek politicians, Pirate Party leader Birgitta Jonsdottir.

By May 12, 2015

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It's easy to make your brain think it's in someone else's body

By messing with the brain's sense of location, a team of researchers in Sweden figure out how make people believe they're wearing each other's bodies.

By May 5, 2015

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If you're so smart, why is your brain convinced you're invisible?

Tricking the brain into thinking its body can't be seen is easier than you might think. That can be helpful in stressful situations, but does it make virtual reality more dangerous?

By April 23, 2015

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Professor explains whether cat is going up or down stairs

Technically Incorrect: An image of a cat on the stairs has captivated the Web and divided lovers and families. It needs an academic to sort it out.

By April 11, 2015