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Tampa is the nicest city in America, says Airbnb

The peer-to-peer housing service ranks the hospitality of towns across the country based on the stays of its more than 4 million guests. While the South and West make it on the board, Northeast cities don't make the cut.

By July 22, 2013


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


Finally, broadband satellite with real speed

In 2012, Hughes Communications plans to launch a satellite that could improve performance tenfold. But will it be a real competitor to other broadband services?

By November 9, 2010


Okeanos Explorer to delve the depths of the seas

Gearing up to set sail, NOAA's high-tech ship is dedicated to deep-ocean exploration and public education.

By July 25, 2009


Is Craigslist the world's biggest bordello?

A San Francisco sex worker says Craigslist is vital to her industry. Cook County says Craigslist's erotic services section is a nuisance to the community.

By March 6, 2009


SAP to release 'Mendocino' for testing

Software developed jointly with Microsoft will link the Office interface with SAP business systems.

By December 12, 2005


Stanford eyes offshore wind farms for Calif.

A Stanford team gives Cape Mendocino the top pick as a site for an offshore wind turbine power plant. Also: interconnect wind farms for a steady electrical supply.

By December 10, 2007


Scientists dig deep, get cosmic at geophysics conference

At the American Geophysical Union conference, scientists discuss the ins and outs of Earth and its solar system.

By December 13, 2007


Photos: Solar festival as green as it gets

The counterculture roots of the sustainable-living movement were alive and well at last weekend's 12th annual SolFest, a showcase of green products featured in this CNET News.com gallery.

By August 23, 2007