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wildfires

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Man shoots down drone hovering over house

A Kentucky man thinks it's unacceptable when a drone floats over his property. So he shoots it down. Then the drone's owners come calling.

By July 30, 2015

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Drones disrupt efforts to fight California wildfire

As a wildfire rages, some people send up drones, presumably to shoot video. However, this means helicopters carrying water cannot fly.

By July 19, 2015

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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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Former 'Star Trek' actor Patrick Stewart supports SnotBot drones to help whales

Ocean Alliance teams up with the former "Star Trek" captain to help raise money for snot-collecting drones for whale research.

By July 31, 2015

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Stephen Hawking backs $100 million effort to find aliens

Technically Incorrect: Funded by billionaire Yuri Milner, the project will be listening very hard for alien noises, with Hawking and other scientists in support.

By July 20, 2015

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Microsoft says Windows 10 is for kids

Technically Incorrect: In its first ad for its latest incarnation of software, Redmond explains that your kids' tech worlds will be very different from yours.

By July 20, 2015

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A fire tornado you can whip up at home

The Bearded Science Guy shows you the recipe for making a flaming tornado right in your home. First step: Update your fire insurance policy.

By July 9, 2015

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Drones' newest mission? Disaster relief

First it was video, then it was packages. Now a new trend is emerging with drone use: humanitarian relief.

By March 19, 2015

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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