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sailboat

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Flying on the world's fastest sailboat

It's called L'Hydroptere and the French concept sailboat -- with its marine style wings -- basically flies on the water. CNET's Molly Wood meets Alain Thebault, the boat's skipper, and gets an inside look at the tech that makes it glide.

By October 23, 2012

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Billion-dollar babies: Far-out pet projects of the tech elite

From Ellison to Musk to Bezos, technology's richest can't seem to stay away from wacky desires to live forever, colonize other planets, and recreate the plot line of "Deep Impact," minus the apocalypse.

By October 26, 2013

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Simulation verdict: Elon Musk's Hyperloop needs tweaking

Ansys, a company specializing in computer-based engineering simulations, inches the moon-shot idea one step closer to reality.

By September 19, 2013

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Sailrocket 2 breaks sailing speed record at 68 mph

Skimming along a bay in Africa, this sleek carbon-fiber craft seems to barely touch the water.

By November 20, 2012

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Calendar app and sailboat-racing game: iPhone apps of the week

This week's apps include a simple calendar app for viewing more months at a time and a sailboat-racing game that's more than meets the eye.

By March 19, 2010

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Kids' rubber band instrument plays Bach, nets prize

Contest sponsored by PBS' "Design Squad Nation" challenges young engineers to build big. And they do, crafting a confetti-launching trebuchet, and a solar-powered hot tub, among other creations.

By September 7, 2011

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Google Nexus Prime coming in October with Super AMOLED HD screen

The next generation of Android is set to arrive in October, with the Google Nexus Prime sporting an eye-popping HD screen built by Samsung.

By August 18, 2011

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Meet the smartest kids at the Google Science Fair

CNET's Boonsri Dickinson interviews some of the 15 finalists at Google headquarters about how they spent their summers curing cancer and asthma, and patenting new sailboat designs. Meet the winner, who received a $50,000 scholarship and a trip to the Galapagos.

By July 12, 2011

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Why spectrum debate is tied to debt ceiling plan

Congress may consider authorizing wireless spectrum auctions as it comes up with a plan to fix the budget and raise the debt ceiling.

By July 26, 2011

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Students build autonomous transatlantic boat

Scout is a robot boat designed to sail more than 3,000 miles across the Atlantic to Spain. The last attempt by a robot sailboat failed after 400 miles.

By May 3, 2011