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Leap Motion creator: It gives you Jedi powers

Leap CTO David Holz says it's easy to be like Yoda with the forthcoming motion controller.

By Mar. 11, 2013

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After more than 30 years, Grid Beam modular construction system comes to market

Found at the Maker Faire: A few solar-powered tinkerers selling, for the first time, open-source construction kits based on an old design.

By May. 23, 2012

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Rolling through the world's largest rail yard

Bailey Yard, a key to Union Pacific's massive rail network, can handle 14,000 rail cars every day. CNET Road Trip 2013 checked out the eight-mile-long facility.

By Jul. 27, 2013

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Coney Island boardwalk becomes iPad stand-amplifier

A Kickstarter project aims to recycle the well-trod pathway of our youth into a utility to deal with our impending hearing loss.

By Jul. 2, 2012

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From hybrid cars to hybrid production trailers

King Kong Production Trailers is making a trailer that runs on solar power and biodiesel, and offers eco-friendly interior options--just the thing if you're a hybrid-vehicle-driving movie star.

By Jul. 28, 2011

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GE buys company that turns waste heat into power

General Electric boosts its power generation business by acquiring Calnetix Power Solutions, which makes a small-scale system for turning industrial heat into usable electricity.

By Oct. 4, 2010

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Scientist reveals Santa's technology

An aerospace engineer at North Carolina State University has an entirely scientific explanation of how Santa Claus performs his Christmas feats. Santa's technology includes signal deciphering and a "relativity cloud."

By Dec. 21, 2011

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Oil refiner chips in for wood-to-biofuel plant

Mascoma and investor Valero plant to build a $232 million plant to convert wood chips normally used for paper or lumber into ethanol, a step forward for the struggling cellulosic ethanol industry.

By Dec. 9, 2011

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Star Wars revived by Disney: Are there too many franchises?

Disney is planning a new Star Wars. Does the return of the original blockbuster movie franchise show a crisis in Hollywood?

By Oct. 31, 2012

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From coal to biomass for some Virginia power

Dominion Virginia Power makes a deal with biomass manufacturer Enviva as the energy company converts a few coal power plants to burn wood pellets.

By Oct. 19, 2011