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The prototype solar panel array folded up.

Origami expert, NASA researchers fold solar arrays for space

NASA has joined forces with an origami expert to meld art and technology in the creation of foldable solar structures that could one day go into space.

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Swarm of 1,000 Kilobots cooperates like an ant colony

An autonomous team of swarming robots is the first of its kind on such a scale.

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Venus and Jupiter to snuggle in morning sky

Like shy kids at a dance, the two planets are slowly nearing each other, and will appear their closest for North American viewers on August 19.

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The rolling stone left an interesting trail.

Tracks on Mars? NASA spots rolling stone

A large boulder went for a tumble on Mars and is captured in a NASA photo, complete with the strange tracks it left behind.

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Astrobotic takes off for the Google Lunar XPrize

Milestone tests for the Google Lunar XPrize are underway. We join Team Astrobotic in the Mojave Desert for a test of their rocket-powered Masten lander.

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Google Lunar XPrize: Astrobotic lifts off

Eighteen teams are in a race to get to the moon, with a $30 million payoff. Astrobotic is one of those teams, and it recently completed an important test at the Mojave Air and Space Port.

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The super-black material is on the far right.

NASA's own super-black coating ventures into space

Vantablack may be the darkest material in the world, but NASA aims to have the darkest material out of this world when it tests a nano-coating on the space station.

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Temporary tattoos turn sweat to power in biobattery

Electrical currents generated from sweat could someday be a way to charge your phone while burning calories.

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Drunk people know what they're doing (and don't care), says research

Researchers are the University of Missouri College of Arts and Science conclude that alcohol merely cuts out our natural "alarm signals."

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Making Benjamins by the millions

At the Western Currency Facility, the US Bureau of Engraving and Printing makes millions of dollars worth of $100 bills every day. CNET Road Trip 2014 got hands-on with the money.

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The CEO of SpaceX pushes for a high-speed tube transport, Samsung lowers the price of curved OLED TVs, and Microsoft reverses its stance on the Xbox One's Kinect.

One year later, Hyperloop remains a fantasy

Elon Musk's tube transport concept unveiled a year ago remains just that: a concept. It also proves that even when the Internet falls in love, radical ideas rarely exit the realm of fiction.

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All about the Benjamins: Making the $100 bill (pictures)

What does $320 million in cash look like? CNET Road Trip 2014 visits the US Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Fort Worth, Texas, for an up-close view.

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