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Quest to contact aliens interrupted by wildfires

In northern California, the SETI Institute has to shut down its systems because of wildfires near its telescope array.

By August 6, 2014

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Firefighters testing new technology after Hot Shot deaths

Technology previously used by the military could give fire crews an edge as they battle wildfires. The Wave Relay system, which uses Android devices, enables two-way, real-time voice and video communications, even in remote areas. As CNET's Sumi Das reports, the Prescott, Ariz., fire department, which lost 19 Hot Shot firefighters last year, is testing the technology.

By August 7, 2014

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Hello Kitty wants your space messages

Who better to deliver your greetings from space than Hello Kitty? The adorable cat happens to be on board a satellite and has been sending messages back to Earth.

By August 14, 2014

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Man tries to burn spider with aerosol can, causes house fire

There are better ways to get rid of spider than turning an aerosol can and lighter into a makeshift blowtorch.

By August 7, 2014

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Woman hospitalized with 'Twitter psychosis'

A woman was admitted to a psychiatric hospital after saying she believed that a famous actor was sending her coded messages via Twitter, according to a published research paper.

By August 7, 2014

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White House embarks on climate change mapping project

The government makes maps and data sets from NASA, NOAA, the US Geological Survey, and more available to the public, so that new tools can be created to help communities plan for extreme weather.

By March 19, 2014

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Social marketing a big deal? Google thinks so, buys Wildfire

Buying way into the social ad business, Google gets its hands on some viral marketing campaign experts.

By July 31, 2012

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One (alleged) cause of climate change you've never heard of

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says humans are to blame for our warming planet. Crave's Eric Mack recalls a time in Alaska where he learned exactly which humans could be most responsible.

By October 2, 2013

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'This tweet will self-destruct...' (here's how)

Want to make certain tweets automatically disappear after a set amount of time? Well, now you can. Read on to find out how.

By September 4, 2013

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NASA sounds the alarm on fire risks of climate change

The space agency releases an animation that dramatically shows how the risk of fire may increase in North America throughout the century.

By August 10, 2013