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Another Mars mystery: What's that circular 'island' in its lava flows?

Scientists are studying a fascinating image of an unusual circular formation on Mars and trying to work out how it got there.

By December 4, 2014

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The ultimate iPhone 6 drop test... from space

One of Apple's latest froze up on its way up to the stratosphere, but you'll want to see if it broke up when it came back down.

By January 15, 2015

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NASA VolcanoBot goes where no human dares to tread

NASA's VolcanoBot is a brave little machine on wheels that doesn't mind diving into fissures and lava tubes for science.

By January 8, 2015

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Microsoft's HoloLens explained: How it works and why it's different

Has Microsoft suddenly pushed us into the age of "Star Trek" and "Minority Report"? For those confused about what's actually going on with the company's new head-mounted gadget, here's the rundown.

By January 24, 2015

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Google Lunar XPrize: Testing rovers on the beach with Team Hakuto

Hakuto of Japan is one of the teams vying for the $20 million Google Lunar XPrize. We hit the beach in Hamamatsu to see the team's rovers, MoonRaker and Tetris, in action.

By January 23, 2015

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Curiosity discovers how water shaped the landscape of Mars

Much like how the flow of water on Earth carved out the shape of the land, so too did it sculpt the surface of Mars, once upon a time.

By December 8, 2014

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What's really in a McDonald's Chicken McNugget? Former Mythbuster finds out

Pink slime? Poultry beaks and feet? Former "MythBusters" host Grant Imahara visits Tyson food-processing plant to investigate what McDonald's Chicken McNuggets are actually made from.

By December 9, 2014

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T-Pain goes Auto-Tune-free and it sounds beautiful

Deciding to unplug his voice from technology for NPR, the man who made Auto-Tune de rigueur shows that he didn't need it at all.

By October 30, 2014

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Slo-mo video of match being lit looks like nuclear explosion

A special photographic technique turns a match strike into a dazzling 37 seconds of "who knew?"

By October 16, 2014

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Google drops sweet hints about name for Android 'L' release

A promo suggests possible names for Google's next mobile operating system, from Lemon Meringue Pie to Lemon Drop.

By October 15, 2014