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Taking a closer look at color-changing LEDs

Sure, these bulbs are smart -- but how accurate are those colors?

By Apr. 15, 2014

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Curiosity findings show 2 percent of Mars soil contains water

The first analysis of soil dug up by the Curiosity rover reveals new insights into the red planet's propensity for retaining water beneath its surface.

By Sep. 26, 2013

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Household plastic ingredient spotted in space

The Cassini spacecraft detects propylene, a chemical used to make everything from plastic bags to lab equipment, on Saturn's moon Titan.

By Sep. 30, 2013

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Mars 'jelly doughnut' mystery finally solved

Where did the infamous rock that seemed to appear out of nowhere on Mars come from? The explanation, it turns out, is more simple than sci-fi.

By Feb. 14, 2014

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NASA photos show possible flowing water on Mars

They're called "recurring slope lineae." They've been showing up in photos of Mars, and they could be explained by the presence of seasonal water flows on the red planet.

By Feb. 10, 2014

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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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NASA probe takes off to solve moon dust mystery

What was responsible for the eerie lunar glow reported by the crew of Apollo 17? The LADEE probe is on its way to the moon to find out.

By Sep. 6, 2013

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Behold the iPhone as hi-def medical imaging device

UC Davis researchers transform everyday iPhones into medical-quality imaging and chemical detection devices using materials that cost as much as a typical app.

By Oct. 4, 2011