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To find lost jungle graves, beware of unexploded WWII bombs

The BentProp Project has been searching the Palauan jungle for years to find the remains of POWs and others executed by the Japanese. Unexploded WWII bombs make it a risky quest.

By April 20, 2014

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The cutting-edge tech behind the hunt for lost WWII planes

For years, the BentProp Project has searched the seas off Palau for missing planes shot down by the Japanese. Now the group has access to the latest oceanographic technology, which it used to find two aircraft lost for 70 years.

By April 20, 2014

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Trace the past with NY Public Library's Open Access Maps Project

GPS can't quite capture the beauty of historical maps. Thanks to the Lionel Pincus & Princess Firyal Map Division at the New York Public Library, 20,000 high-res maps are now available for download.

By April 7, 2014

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Mars crater might be remnant of an ancient supervolcano

Scientists reevaluate what they thought was a massive impact crater on Mars. It may actually have had a much more fiery past.

By October 23, 2013

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Mars micro-rover Kapvik may tether to larger vehicles

A Canadian prototype for Mars and moon micro-rovers could be tethered to larger vehicles to avoid getting trapped in sand.

By September 18, 2011

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Ion-powered Dawn begins study of asteroid Vesta

Four years after launch from Cape Canaveral, NASA's Dawn spacecraft is finally in orbit around Vesta, beaming back spectacular images of a tortured surface dating back to the formation of the solar system.

By August 1, 2011

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Hit the backcountry this Memorial Day, Android-style

Field-tested apps and tips for using your Android device on the trail, even beyond roaming range.

By May 26, 2011

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The BMW X3 finally gets its day in the sun

CNET Car Tech reviews the 2011 BMW X3 xDrive35i.

By April 15, 2011

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BMW hybrid takes car tech to new levels

CNET Car Tech reviews the 2011 BMW ActiveHybrid 7.

By March 21, 2011

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Why so much fuss about Demand Media's IPO?

The company's being blamed for killing journalism and giving Google a nice fat Achilles heel--negative buzz that is overshadowing its initial public offering tomorrow.

By January 24, 2011