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Diver's delight: From oil rig to teeming fish habitat

The Rigs to Reefs program has transformed 450 oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico into reefs that host teeming fish populations. CNET Road Trip 2014 dove a rig for an up-close look.

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In the Gulf of Mexico, from oil rigs to fish havens (pictures)

All around the Gulf, old oil rigs have been transformed into marine habitats. CNET Road Trip 2014 dives deep under the surface to check out the Rigs to Reefs program.

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Driverless cars to hit UK roads in January

The UK government has approved trials of self-driving cars on public roads in January.

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Gaia satellite begins 3D mapping the galaxy

​The largest digital camera ever sent into space is beginning its quest to map the Milky Way, surveying a billion stars with nearly a billion pixels.

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Man-made 'breathing' leaf is an oxygen factory for space travel

An artificial leaf converts water and light to oxygen, and that's good news for road-tripping to places beyond Earth.

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Summer's best meteor showers streak night skies

Just in time for the new moon, the Delta Aquarid showers peak on Monday and Tuesday and the Perseid showers start to get under way.

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Mars rover Opportunity breaks record for miles roamed

The extraterrestrial robot rolls 25 miles across the Red Planet, breaking a more than 40-year-old record for off-Earth mileage.

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John Oliver: Why do floppy disks control nuclear weapons?

The HBO comedian wonders why the hardware and software guarding the United States' nuclear warheads are so out of date.

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Bonsai tree and flowers, in spaaaaace! (pictures)

A bonsai tree and a floral bouquet float into the stratosphere, where they're photographed before being lost forever. Why? Art -- that's why.

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Bonsai and bouquet photographed in the stratosphere

A Japanese artist takes his love of botanicals and space to new heights by launching and photographing his work with our planet as the backdrop.

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Melt Smart Box: Grilled cheese a la tech (pictures)

Thanks to technology created by The Melt, it's now possible for the fastfood chain begun by the Flip Camera's creator to keep sandwiches hot and crunchy for up to 30 minutes during delivery.

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Quality grilled cheese delivered, thanks to algorithms

The Melt, founded by the Flip Camera's creator, invents a smart delivery box that can keep your sandwich fresh for 30 minutes. Thank tech for your lunch.

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