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Learning to fly: Future space tourists train like fighter pilots

With commercial space flight on the horizon, a Pennsylvania training center offers would-be astronauts a chance to experience the rigors of blasting off. CNET sister site SmartPlanet investigates.

By November 4, 2013

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LoungeBuddy app gets you into the best airport lounges

Ever wanted to know the rules behind accessing VIP airport lounges? This app dispels the myths and lets you know which ones you can enter for free.

By October 3, 2013

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NASA's fluorescent plane glows with the research flow

Can fluorescent oil help researchers improve better aeronautic designs? NASA hopes so.

By September 30, 2013

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Training software tracks your eyes to make sure you watch

Feature called FocusAssist pauses an online training course when the viewer looks away, ostensibly to "ensure complete end-user engagement." Will this improve employee training, or is it too invasive?

By August 19, 2013

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Taiwan: Come for the tourism, stay for the free Wi-Fi

Taiwan uses free widespread Wi-Fi at 4,400 hot spots to lure tourists. Visitors just need to open an account on the iTaiwan Wi-Fi network.

By June 12, 2013

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Send self-destructing messages from your work computer

How do you send personal or silly messages while sitting at your work computer? A new browser app offers Snapchat-like "off the record" messaging.

By May 29, 2013

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Next up for 3D printing: a moonbase?

The European Space Agency and others are looking into creating an inflatable moon dome that can house four people while protecting them from meteorites, gamma radiation, and more.

By February 1, 2013

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Smart motorcyle helmet cushions you from concussion

A new helmet from 6D Helmets aims to eliminate some of the most common brain injuries suffered by riders.

By December 14, 2012

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Trade ads for free Internet in your London taxi

A new initiative aimed for early next year will give London cab riders free Internet time in exchange for watching advertisements.

By December 10, 2012

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Futurist Ray Kurzweil on smartphones, AI, and the human brain

The inventor and author speaks onstage at the Techonomy conference in Tucson about his new book on human thought and the themes that stem from it.

By November 12, 2012