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Man too busy texting to notice a whale?

Technically Incorrect: It isn't every day you see a humpback whale. You won't see one at all if you've always got your nose in your phone.

By February 6, 2015


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


Unmanned rocket bound for International Space Station explodes

An Orbital Sciences Corp. rocket laden with supplies for the ISS suffers a fiery first-stage engine failure before falling and exploding at a NASA flight facility.

By October 28, 2014


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


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


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


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


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


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


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