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NASA's Mars 2020 rover will make oxygen, peek underground

NASA announces the payload for its next Mars rover and it's set to be even more sophisticated than the highly successful Curiosity mission.

By August 1, 2014

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Good news, everyone! NASA re-creates the smell of Titan

NASA has created a recipe for the atmosphere of Titan, Saturn's largest moon, and found that it has an "aromatic character".

By June 16, 2014

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Kickstarter science: beware the marketing hype

Yet another alleged "miracle" product has hit Kickstarter, but we're still some time away from a handheld food-analysing spectrometer.

By April 30, 2014

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Shining a light on high-CRI LEDs

These bulbs promise a professional level of color accuracy -- but which one do you want?

By May 20, 2014

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Taking a closer look at color-changing LEDs

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

By April 15, 2014

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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 February 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 February 10, 2014

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Designer brings science to the kitchen

The science of cooking gets a new meaning with these prototype appliances inspired by CERN equipment.

By January 29, 2014

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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 September 30, 2013

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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 September 26, 2013