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Working Lego particle accelerator finds the Minifigs Boson

Have you ever wondered what the building blocks of the universe might be? Perhaps they're Lego bricks.

By November 25, 2014

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NASA rocket experiment redefines how we think of galaxies

Scientists have discovered that the universe contains twice as much infrared light than previously thought, helping us better understand the construction of space.

By November 6, 2014

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Engine failure suspected in explosion of unmanned rocket

Company tasked with resupplying the International Space Station says it may replace the decades-old, Soviet-made engines for future launches.

By November 5, 2014

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Robotic octopus swims like the real thing

Using eight flexible legs and a soft web, a robotic octopus can scull through the water like its cephalopod inspiration.

By September 24, 2014

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Polestar takes world's safest car to the track

Volvo's reputation for safety is unparalleled, but that doesn't mean the cars can't also be fun. Tuner company Polestar lets CNET editor Wayne Cunningham drive laps in its special-edition S60.

By September 24, 2014

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Rovio's Angry Birds Stella gives girl power a ride

The game provides the same propulsion that gamers have come to expect from the franchise, but this time around, female protagonists star.

By September 4, 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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With this thing strapped on, even you could run a 4-minute mile

An Arizona State University engineering student has revved up a jetpack that helps runners move faster while expending less energy.

By September 17, 2014

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Curiosity rover to take up mountain climbing on Mars

After two years of exploration and driving, NASA's Curiosity rover has finally reached the base of Mount Sharp, a major goal of the mission.

By September 12, 2014

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Origami expert, NASA researchers fold solar arrays for space

NASA has joined forces with an origami expert to meld art and technology in the creation of foldable solar structures that could one day go into space.

By August 15, 2014