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Humanoid robot Jennifer hits the slopes

Why should humans have all the fun in the snow? The University of Manitoba's Autonomous Agents Laboratory tests out its robot's abilities in cross country and Alpine skiing.

By February 3, 2015


Snake-bot scales sandy slopes with sidewinder slither

Carnegie Mellon's modular robotic snake is able to traverse sandy environments, thanks to lessons learned from sidewinder snakes.

By October 9, 2014


Apple's slippery slope toward search

(analysis) Yahoo may yearn to win the prize that is the mobile Safari's search box, but Apple could decide to develop its own for the sake of keeping search in the family.

By April 21, 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


Meet the Nepalese-American death metal guitarist who just found water on Mars

Luju Ojha is a graduate student, guitarist and scientific jack-of-all-trades who helped find water on Mars, all at an age when many people are still living in their parents' basement.

By September 28, 2015


Newly discovered hadrosaur dino was one serious, cold-winter survivor

The discovery of the duck-billed dinosaur Ugrunaaluk kuukpikensis raises new questions about the physiology of dinosaurs and whether anyone will be able to remember how it's spelled.

By September 22, 2015


Ferrari fans hit California coast to share love of a classic machine

A world-class event in Monterey attracts the rarest cars and a sea of fans -- who bond over pristine paraphernalia like vintage seat belt buzzers.

By September 20, 2015


Hitting the slopes with high-tech ski gear (Video)

From goggles that can show you trail maps to gloves that let you control your phone, CNET's Sumi Das strapped on her snowboard to take some ski gadgets on a test run.

By February 12, 2014


How self-driving cars will cut accidents 90 percent (Q&A)

For Road Trip 2015, CNET talks with the University of Michigan's Peter Sweatman about the rapid merging of computers and cars, and the fake city in Ann Arbor where it's being put to the test.

By August 1, 2015


Musk, Wozniak and Hawking join petition to ban autonomous weapons (Tomorrow Daily 216)

Many scientists and technology experts agree that artificial intelligence development should not involve military weaponry, as the decision to kill humans may fall exclusively into the hands of robots. It sounds like science fiction, but it's a real concern among the scientific community.

By July 28, 2015