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'Star Trek' fusion impulse engine in the works

It's not quite warp drive, but researchers are hot on the trail of building nuclear fusion impulse engines, complete with real-life dilithium crystals.

By Oct. 2, 2012

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How tech protects the world's busiest border crossing

Thousands cross daily between Mexico and the U.S. at the San Ysidro port of entry. Most are law-abiding, but many are smugglers. CNET Road Trip 2012 checked out the tech used to stop them.

By Jul. 18, 2012

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Periodic table gets weighty update

The atomic weights of 10 elements will be changed to ranges instead of definite numbers to more accurately reflect the way they are found in nature.

By Dec. 15, 2010

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California artist rebuilds world economy with antimatter

The overlap with the title of the blog I write for CNET, Matter/Antimatter, is completely coincidental.

By Oct. 28, 2009

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Explosion rocks French nuclear facility

The explosion at the Marcoule nuclear plant in southern France, which has killed at least one person, was caused by a fire in a storage area for radioactive waste.

By Sep. 12, 2011

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Researchers create super-obese hydrogen 7 atom

Atom-smashing at its finest produces exotic, short-lived, super-heavy version of hydrogen with six neutrons.

By Jul. 30, 2007

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Curiosity rover drives $2.5B make-or-break Mars mission

The Mars Science Laboratory is the most expensive and complex lander ever sent to the red planet, a nuclear-powered rover that will scale a 3-mile-tall mountain to seek the building blocks of life.

By Jul. 31, 2012

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The Mars science gear on Curiosity

The upcoming Red Planet rover features a robot arm, high-resolution cameras, and a suite of instruments in a 165-pound science payload--a weight class well beyond that of the current rovers.

By Aug. 20, 2010

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Top ten animal geeks

Animals pretend to be down with the pups, but in reality they're just as dorky as us. Here's your definitive guide to the geekiest animals who ever lived...

By Dec. 20, 2006