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There may be more Earth-like planets than grains of sand on all our beaches

New research contends that the Milky Way alone is flush with billions of potentially habitable planets -- and that's just one sliver of the universe.

By March 19, 2015


Mars dune looks like a giant leech in newly released NASA photo

The landscape on Mars continues to impress with a weird and wonderful collection of sand dunes and surface fractures.

By October 7, 2015


Hakuto's lunar rovers cross the sand in Hamamatsu

It was a windy, blustery day when Google Lunar XPrize team Hakuto took to the dunes in Hamamatsu to test their rovers. We were there to capture the proceedings.

14 Images By January 23, 2015


Motorized beach umbrella drills itself into the sand

Fed up with wobbly beach umbrellas that take flight at the slightest breeze? The DrillBeach might be just the thing for you.

By December 10, 2014


'Abandoned in Place': Forgotten space launch sites left to the sands of time

Photographer Roland Miller has made it a mission to document space launch sites abandoned across America.

By November 25, 2014


Wear the sands of Tatooine on your wrist

This limited-edition watch features sand from the "Star Wars" set of Tatooine in Tunisia, and is proudly worn by none other than Chewbacca himself.

By September 2, 2014


'Mad Max: Fury Road' trailer full of sand, grit, rusty rat rods

Tom Hardy takes on the role of Mad Max as the sand flies in a first-look trailer for the 2015 post-apocalyptic film.

By July 28, 2014


Water on Mars: Flowing salt water discovered on the Red Planet

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has confirmed that mysterious lines on the surface of the planet are evidence of liquid water. CNET's Eric Mack spoke to the scientist behind the groundbreaking discovery.

By September 28, 2015


Can Facebook's Oculus make virtual reality a reality?

The company helping to pioneer virtual reality goggles is hosting a developer event this week in Los Angeles, where it's expected to announce new partnerships and refined hardware. But the question still looms: Will consumers want what it's selling?

By September 23, 2015


Barbie breaks her silence after more than half a century

Though some have called the new Hello Barbie creepy, Mattel's first-ever conversational doll actually has thousands of things to say.

By September 16, 2015