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Storm-tracking NOAA satellite system gets a technology boost

The Joint Polar Satellite System is getting $185 million worth of updates and upgrades that will support the system's complete technological refresh.

By February 28, 2014

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Physicists create reversible laser tractor beam

Physicists have built a tractor beam out of lasers that can both repel and attract objects across distances 100 times farther than previously possible.

By October 19, 2014

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The US government's wireless-spectrum auction: Why it matters (FAQ)

It's the first auction of new wireless spectrum in six years. CNET gets you up to speed on how this will affect your wireless service in the future.

By October 19, 2014

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Apple's OS X Yosemite software available today -- for free

The consumer electronics giant on Thursday is pushing out new Macintosh software with some search features that subtly underscore Apple's rivalry with Google.

By October 16, 2014

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NOAA satellite spots three low-pressure 'dragons'

Even Mother Nature appears to get in on the "Game of Thrones" action by spreading three low-pressure systems across the US that look like dragons.

By April 1, 2014

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FBI director demands access to private cell phone data

To stop terrorists and other criminals, cell phones should have encryption backdoors to enable US government surveillance, argues FBI Director James Comey.

By October 16, 2014

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UK government brands trolls 'baying cowards' ahead of stiff, new prison sentences

Planned new laws could put British Internet abusers behind bars for up to two years.

By October 20, 2014

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Dyson takes a bite out of Shark's vacuum advertising

Dyson repels over-aggressive advertising from rival vacuum-maker Shark.

By October 16, 2014

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Hundreds of floating robots could soon surveil the oceans

A deal between Boeing and Liquid Robotics, worth hundreds of millions of dollars, means fleets of seafaring robots will augment existing military aircraft and ships in monitoring the seas.

By September 23, 2014

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Ocean XPrize reels in teams for acid tests

With sea life is in danger due to rising ocean acidification, the Wendy Schmidt Ocean XPrize kicks off with $2 million in prize money on the line for the best methods for measuring ocean pH levels.

By September 4, 2014