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Team Part-Time Scientists take their Google Lunar XPrize rover for a spin

To win the Google Lunar XPrize, you not only need to land a rover on the moon by the end of 2015, you'll also need to send high-definition footage back to Earth to document the journey. We join Team Part-Time Scientists in Germany for an early systems test.

By August 29, 2014

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Google Lunar XPrize: Part-Time Scientists visit the moon in Germany

Eighteen teams are in a race to get to the moon, with a $30 million payoff. Team Part-Time Scientists recently explored a simulated lunar surface in Bremen, Germany.

By August 29, 2014

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'Part-Time Scientists' aim to develop autonomous rover

With an eye on the Lunar X Prize, a 100-member team of experts are trying to develop quick-response rover technology they hope will alter the way robots explore the moon and beyond.

By May 23, 2012

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See the brainless 'purple sock' worm scientists found under the sea

The sea floor is a wonderland, and scientists have discovered some new species of worm-like critters that look like discarded laundry items and churros.

By February 4, 2016

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Six Million Dollar Plant: Scientists grow cyborg roses

A team of researchers has created living rose plants with electronic circuits threaded through their veins.

By November 22, 2015

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Human gene editing is about to happen, but don't freak out just yet

Commentary: A British research team has gotten the go-ahead to edit the DNA of a human embryo using breakthrough tech that could cure cancer -- or bring on a comic-book-style mutant apocalypse.

By February 5, 2016

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It's alive...again! Scientists waking up 30,000-year-old 'giant' virus

A French team plans to wake up its second ancient virus in two years to study its genetic structure. Have these scientists never seen a zombie movie?

By September 9, 2015

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Ship your breast milk, stick yourself with pins: The new world of worker perks

One company ponies up so that traveling moms can ship their breast milk, another provides on-site acupuncture. A look at the latest enticements from a range of employers.

By February 3, 2016

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The Milky Way may be dead or dying, but help is on the way

Our galaxy might be running out of fuel, but scientists say that a shipment is on the way in the form of a previously exiled part of the Milky Way.

By January 29, 2016

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Google AI wants to dominate board games

A computer defeats a master of the ancient board game Go. Is Monopoly far behind?

By January 27, 2016