135 Results for

snakes

Article

Software consultant banned by Hilton for snake 'joke'

When filling out online booking forms, joking is tempting. Sometimes, people don't find it funny. Especially if it's a "snake in my trousers" joke.

By Feb. 28, 2014

Article

Snakes invade casino? Ask the social-media lie detector

A truth-detection system being funded by the EU could help distinguish fact from fiction online. Not that the Internet ever lies, of course.

By Feb. 20, 2014

Article

Global warming to create horses like cats, snakes like horses?

I'm not sure we're ready for this, but global warming may ruin horse racing -- if paleontologists' descriptions (and prognostications) are to be believed.

By Nov. 6, 2013

Article

Will Europe send robot snakes to Mars before Hollywood?

The European Space Agency has asked for a report on the feasibility of teaming a serpentine robot with a rover to explore the Red Planet. How has this not already been made into a movie?

By Sep. 17, 2013

Article

Should every nuclear plant have snake robots?

A Carnegie Mellon test shows that modular crawling robots can get deep into pipes at a nuclear facility, something that could help with inspections.

By Jul. 9, 2013

Article

How to win at Snake

A fascinating GIF shows one Snake player eating all the pellets and "winning" the game.

By Apr. 9, 2013

Gallery

Fifty-foot electromechanical snake prowls CES (pictures)

It might come as a surprise, but is a 50-foot electromechanical snake -- the Titanoboa -- really out of place? CNET doesn't think so.

9 Images By Jan. 7, 2013

Article

Huge mechanical snake brings Burning Man vibe to CES

CES may be TVs, laptops, and mobile phones galore, but this week, the giant Consumer Electronics Show is also home to Titanoboa, a wonderful art and science project.

By Jan. 7, 2013

Article

Radiation-reducing phone cases: saviours or snake oil?

We often buy phone cases to protect our smartphones, but should we also buy cases to protect our health? We look closer at radiation, health risks and the cases that claim to keep you safe.

By Aug. 12, 2012

Article

App of the Day: Snake '97

We all love the good ol' days — even if the good ol' days was a Nokia brick and a string of pixels.

By Jun. 19, 2012