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Facebook to deliver more news, fewer memes in News Feed

The social network says it will push more "high quality" articles in News Feed and occasionally resurface stories with new comments to keep conversations going.

By Dec. 2, 2013


3D-milled ice cubes get brief, beautiful life

A Japanese creative agency applies "cutting-edge" technology to chunks of ice to create multidimensional mini sculptures best enjoyed over -- or in -- a cocktail.

By Apr. 16, 2014


Japanese turning to robotic crypts, virtual grave visits

Some are finding their final resting place in mechanized crypts, while one Buddhist temple has virtual memorials for sale.

By Apr. 10, 2013


Nanotech 'sober pill' could one day de-drunk you

Newly developed nanocapsules could one day deliver alcohol-digesting enzymes into a person's system to quickly lower blood alcohol content.

By Feb. 19, 2013


Reading on treadmill no sweat with ReadingMate

You just have to don goggles equipped with infrared LEDs and run in front of an infrared camera that tracks your bobbing head.

By Apr. 16, 2013


Salute is a Verizon-ZTE first

ZTE reveals the Salute from Verizon as its first U.S. cell phone with a top-tier carrier. The Chinese company also shares its ambitions for growth.

By Aug. 19, 2010


Dancing cell phones get social and go pffft

Callo, a highly physical cell phone bot out of Simon Fraser University, can dance, walk, and mimic human gestures.

By May. 6, 2010


Japan builds Tokyo Sky Tree, world's tallest tower

Standing 2,080 feet tall, the Tokyo Sky Tree is a new digital broadcast tower built on reclaimed land in the Japanese capital. Engineers are confident it won't topple in an earthquake.

By Mar. 1, 2012


'Mobile Man': Nokia green envoy made of old phones

As part of a global recycling campaign, a humanoid-robot-looking creature is showing up at random Beijing post offices to inspire people to turn in their old handsets.

By Jul. 20, 2011


Piloting a lunar rover

NASA's K10 rovers are built to navigate the lunar surface on the go, a big change from previous Mart rovers, which had to stop to calculate their movements.

By Oct. 26, 2009