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DIY Dalek and dapper Time Lord battle in 'Japanese Doctor Who'

Dalek with legs? Cybermen in Spandex? Sonic Screwdriver as a sword flute? Crave chats with the "Japanese Doctor Who" filmmaker Joshua Kahan about why he gave the popular British sci-fi show the Tokusatsu touch.

By September 1, 2014


From sugar water to Spandex

Start-up Genomatica says it has a way to turn sugar into a pure version of the industrial chemical BDO at a lower cost than petroleum processes.

By June 3, 2009


Spandex-like camera harness looks uber-nerdy

The Optech Stabilizer Strap is aimed at photographers who aren't afraid to look silly.

By January 22, 2009


Ript Fusion undershirt turns slobs into Supermen

From neck to chest, the fabric is made of cotton. Further down, it changes to a polyester and spandex blend that "compresses" the unsightly bits into fake sculpted abs.

By July 15, 2009


Vista heralded in NYC with spandex and bungee cords

Aerial dance troupe performance.

By January 29, 2007


Planet CNET: running low on oxygen

On this episode of Planet CNET, we experience weightlessness, dissect a thousand-dollar cell phone, and willingly wear spandex on camera.

By October 1, 2008


CNET News Daily Podcast: What the financial crisis means to tech start-ups

How tech start-ups can cope with the financial crisis; new rumors from Apple on iPhone 2.2 software; playing Nintendo Wii from your hotel room; braving the spandex to suit up for Iron Man's motion capture technology.

By September 30, 2008


ILM shows off 'Iron Man' motion capture technology

When "Iron Man" is released on DVD on Tuesday, expect to find lots of behind-the-scenes footage of the making of this blockbuster. Some of the most captivating and fun technology used is motion capture, which CNET's Kara Tsuboi was all too eager to try out at Industrial Light & Magic's San Francisco headquarters. Watch as her special spandex suit helps her transform from reporter to "Iron Woman."

By September 30, 2008


Buzz Out Loud 700: Merger-mania!

Yahoo and Microsoft bring Google, AOL, and News Corp. into the ring for a pretty awesome merger-mania that we sincerely hope involves the gratuitous use of Spandex.

By April 10, 2008


E3 shows game industry's true colors

Spandex-busting booth babes show off games that seem to have come off an assembly line with about five components. But some gear manages to stand out for reasons weird or wonderful.

By May 24, 2002