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pyrotechnics

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Set sail with Darth Vader on Star Wars Day at Sea

Ahoy, Stormtroopers! Disney Cruises takes high drama to the high seas with its Star Wars Day at Sea, starting in early 2016.

By February 12, 2015

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Get to know the science behind Michael Bay's movie explosions

Ever wondered how directors like Michael Bay bring such powerful explosions to the screen? The American Chemical Society breaks down the pyrotechnic science fueling Hollywood's mega-booms.

By February 17, 2015

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​Drone goes inside fireworks for 360-degree explosions

Thanks to a specially kitted-out drone you can now see one of the world's biggest fireworks displays from a new angle, getting in amongst the explosions without singeing your eyebrows.

By January 8, 2015

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Vexed in the city: Tech's fraught transformation of San Francisco 2014

The city once known for the summer of love is now dealing with a different kind of emotion. An influx of thousands of techies is feeding an unprecedented economic boom -- and generating a whole lot of angst.

By August 20, 2014

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Behind the scenes of a fireworks spectacular

Fireworks shows are getting more elaborate, with carefully choreographed pyrotechnics and soundtracks. CNET's Kara Tsuboi shows us the old and new technology that goes into producing a huge fireworks show set to the music of Super Mario Bros.

By July 1, 2014

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Social-equality debate triggers blowup between venture capitalists

A discussion on how San Francisco's tech community is falling short leads to verbal pyrotechnics between angel investor Ron Conway and former Facebooker Chamath Palihapitiya.

By June 9, 2014

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Larry Page's stamp on Google: More than moon shots

Since Google's co-founder took charge in 2011, he's had the search giant thinking bigger than ever. What to expect at Google I/O this week? Even if it's nothing mind-blowing, it's all according to plan.

By June 24, 2014

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Next army smokescreen could be eco-friendly, better on lungs

One is easier on the lungs, one on the planet, and two use compounds from fireworks. Any one of these being tested by the US Army could replace the WWII-era smoke grenades still in use.

By May 22, 2014

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May the fireworks be with you

For the Pyro Spectacular team that put on a recent "Star Wars" themed fireworks show at the Oakland Coliseum, it's a dangerous all-day job to put together a 15-minute show. CNET got the inside scoop.

By October 5, 2013

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Apple's iPhone 5S, 5C debut: We live in boring times

Marketers will do their best to convince you otherwise, but smartphones now belong to a maturing industry with little sizzle.

By September 11, 2013