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luminosity

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Stars play a game of cosmic catch, create rare magnetar

Astronomers use the Very Large Telescope to reveal a space drama involving two unique stars in the Ara constellation.

By May. 14, 2014

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Cree 100W replacement LED

With a new bulb and across-the-board price cuts, Cree is gearing up for a big year.

Mar. 12, 2014

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Incredible moon photo snapped with HTC One, homemade telescope

A homemade binocular telescope, an HTC One, and 700 hours of work went into taking a single, spectacular moon shot. The photographer shares his secrets.

By Mar. 24, 2014

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Spray-on Starpath makes roads glow at night

During the day, paths coated with Starpath absorb UV light, which is released when darkness falls. The technology could be a cheaper, more energy-efficient alternative to nighttime street lighting, its maker says.

By Oct. 21, 2013

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Fast fiber: Apps coming at 70 percent the speed of light

No Google Fiber? No problem -- at least not for developers, some of whom are already writing apps for the coming Gigabit Ethernet world.

By Jun. 18, 2013

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This Twitch Plays Pokemon-themed Flappy Bird clone might make the Internet implode

And just when you thought that either of these wacky fringe fascinations couldn't get better. Think again.

By Mar. 13, 2014

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Cornell's boasting, luminous, Twitter oopsie

Cornell is proud that its home town, Ithaca, N.Y., is named the most brainy city in the U.S. However, on its Twitter feed, it misspells the name of the organization giving the accolade.

By Jun. 25, 2013

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Philips Friends of Hue LightStrips

Intended for owners of Philips Hue LED bulbs, these LightStrips, as frivolous as they are, succeed by opening up another connected lighting option.

Oct. 2, 2013

3.5 stars Editors' rating Oct. 2, 2013
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L8 SmartLight: Gadget notifications get the silent treatment

One box and 65 LEDs make getting your e-mail, smartphone, and social-networking alerts a whole lot more fun with a whole lot less noise.

By Jul. 2, 2012

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HP walks on the bile side at the Grammys

HP heavily promotes its new TouchPad at the Grammys. Unfortunately, its TV ad is besmirched by a quite staggering rewrite of Lou Reed's great "Walk on the Wild Side."

By Feb. 13, 2011