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Buy Spock's uniform, Fizzgig and a Dalek at massive sci-fi auction

An original '60s Spock costume goes up for bid alongside a treasure trove of sci-fi and fantasy movie and television artifacts.

By August 27, 2015


You could own a window from the Manhattan Project

This window, and the scientists who peered through it, witnessed work that changed the history of our planet. Now it can be yours for about $200,000.

By September 23, 2014


Neil DeGrasse Tyson: US need not lose its edge in science

The famed astrophysicist says there's a reason some chemical elements are named for places in the US -- and that we don't have to leave those glory days in the past.

By June 20, 2014


Can fast reactors speedily solve plutonium problems?

The U.K. is grappling with how to get rid of weapon-grade plutonium and may employ a novel reactor design to consume it.

By March 22, 2012


1981 DeLorean modded with in-dash iPad interface

You don't need plutonium to run this DeLorean, but thanks to many modifications by its owner, the ride looks ahead of its time with an in-dash iPad Mini. Doc Brown would approve.

By March 5, 2014


First Simpsons Lego picture leaks with world-famous couch

The first family of Springfield are immortalised in brick form in leaked photos of a new line of Lego inspired by The Simpsons.

By January 6, 2014


NSA keywords become fodder for automated haiku

NSA surveillance keywords are transformed into odd poetry with the NSA Haiku Generator.

By October 30, 2013


How the nuclear age burst onto the world from a squash court

On Road Trip 2013, CNET's Daniel Terdiman traveled to the Argonne National Lab to find out the history of the world's first nuclear reaction, Chicago Pile-1.

By July 3, 2013


Plutonium threat at Japan reactor, expert warns

The mixed oxide fuel used in the reactor where an explosion occurred today is more toxic than regular uranium, a Japanese nuclear expert warns.

By March 14, 2011


Lego 'Back to the Future' DeLorean official, out in 2013

The upcoming set mustered more than 10,000 votes on Lego's fan project site Cuusoo. Plutonium not included.

By December 21, 2012