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Robot dancer turns sexy into terrifying

An animatronic sculpture on display in NY combines film, installation, and performance in the figure of a curvaceous, scantily clad robot woman wearing a witch mask.

By Mar. 27, 2014

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Scientists accidentally record ball lightning in nature for first time

Chinese researchers have done the seemingly impossible: observed and recorded an instance of ball lightning completely by accident. And it bodes well for a decade-old theory about the nature of the conundrum.

By Jan. 17, 2014

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NASA serves up first glance at solar system's comet-like tail

Dogs, cats, and comets aren't the only thing with a tail; NASA scientists announce our solar system also has one chock-full of particles.

By Jul. 11, 2013

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Lack of Mars methane a blow to chances of finding life

The dream of discovering life on Mars took a hit with the release of a study highlighting the Curiosity rover's methane-less adventures on the Red Planet.

By Sep. 19, 2013

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Scientists outsmart dangerous bacteria using infrared light

Researchers in Vienna have developed a technique to quickly distinguish between strains of staph infection bacteria that can cause chronic infections and those that cannot.

By Jul. 12, 2013

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How Navy supercomputers help sailors beat an ancient nemesis

At the Fleet Numerical Meteorology & Oceanography Center in Monterey, Calif., the U.S. Navy produces some of the world's best maritime weather forecasts. CNET Road Trip 2012 investigated.

By Jun. 20, 2012

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Stunning mosaic delves deep into spiral galaxy (picture)

Hubble Legacy Archive data from various Hubble instruments and ground-based astrophotography are mashed up in a stunning view.

By Feb. 19, 2013

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NASA plans asteroid mission. First stop: Bennu

The Osiris-Rex spacecraft has been approved for development, and NASA plans to send it to meet up with asteroid Bennu within the next five years.

By May. 17, 2013

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Nanotech device could step in for dogs to sniff out explosives

Scientists say their tech is inspired by the canine olfactory mucus layer, which absorbs and then concentrates airborne molecules.

By Nov. 20, 2012

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Samsung Galaxy S4 tipped for 15 March debut, April launch

The follow-up to the Galaxy S3 could be a little over a month away, fresh reports suggest.

By Feb. 7, 2013