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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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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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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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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

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One year later, Hyperloop remains a fantasy

Elon Musk's tube transport concept unveiled a year ago remains just that: a concept. It also proves that even when the Internet falls in love, radical ideas rarely exit the realm of fiction.

By August 13, 2014

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Robot at sea tweeting Hawaii hurricane photos

The Liquid Robotics Wave Glider Holoholo is autonomously navigating the Hawaiian seas, heading into the paths of Hurricanes Iselle and Julio, tweeting storm photos as it goes.

By August 6, 2014

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'Curtain of fire' blasts from one of Jupiter's moons

At the best of times, Jupiter's moon Io is a turbulent, torturous place. But last August, scientists say things really heated up.

By August 5, 2014