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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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The most important things to know when shopping for a new laptop, hybrid, or Windows tablet.

By November 27, 2013

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Take a drone tour of Chernobyl's creepy-beautiful decay

A filmmaker took to 30-year-old disaster site Pripyat, Chernobyl equipped with a camera, a drone and a GoPro.

By November 24, 2014

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There's a virus that makes you stupid, scientists say

Researchers at Johns Hopkins and the University of Nebraska say that the algae virus affects human cognitive functions.

By November 10, 2014

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'Star Trek' began filming 50 years ago

The crew of the Enterprise walked in front of cameras for the first time on 27 November 1964 -- but the legendary TV show nearly didn't make it to the screen.

By November 27, 2014

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Squishy Lego-like bricks emerge from scientists' robot lab

Flexible plastic bricks smoosh together like Lego, but could actually become building components for soft robots.

By August 7, 2014

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Twitter teams with women's group on anti-harassment tool

Women, Action & the Media -- one of the groups behind the #FBrape campaign that prompted a policy change from Facebook -- is working with Twitter to improve the social-media service's response to online harassment.

By November 8, 2014

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Scientists make quantum leap, teleport data from light to matter

In another breakthrough in the weird, wonky world of quantum physics, researchers teleport data an unprecedented distance with a novel technique -- inching us closer to the rise of a 'quantum Internet.'

By September 23, 2014