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Week in pictures: Shuttle repair, mousy flair

roundup Dangling astronaut repairs Space Shuttle Discovery. Also: Apple's Mighty Mouse, Zen Vision vs. iPod, an ancient mummy and a sketchy tablet PC.

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Dangling astronaut repairs Space Shuttle Discovery. Also: Apple's Mighty Mouse, Zen Vision vs. iPod, an ancient mummy and a sketchy tablet PC.

Mission Specialist Steve Robinson at work
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Handyman's spaceship

Astronaut Steve Robinson takes a spacewalk to make emergency repairs on Space Shuttle Discovery.
August 3, 2005

Mighty Mouse
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Eek! A mouse!

Apple joins the multibutton multitude with the Mighty Mouse. "Maybe I'll pick one up," says Steve Wozniak.
August 2, 2005

Creative takes on iPod
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Taking on the iPod

The new Zen player aims to capitalize on a few things that Apple doesn't do yet--like play video.
August 3, 2005

Sherit, the 2,000-year-old mummy
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Mummy's secrets revealed

Researchers at Stanford, SGI and a San Jose museum reveal the innards of an Egyptian mummy, without unwrapping it.
August 3, 2005

High-tech back-to-school accessory
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Click clique

Students returning to school this fall may have a new item on their school supplies list--a handheld gadget that's making classrooms more interactive.
August 5, 2005

Keeping an eye on hurricanes
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Eye of the storm

NASA offers weather watchers a number of ways to track hurricanes through their paces.
August 5, 2005

The artist in action
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The art of the tablet PC

For one caricature artist in London's Leicester Square, a portable computer replaces charcoal and sketchbook.
August 4, 2005

A barrel of fun
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Riding the Robocoaster

Industrial robot finds second life as amusement park ride--and you get to choose how you spin.
August 3, 2005

Snuppy
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See Spot get cloned

First came Dolly the sheep. Now, meet "Snuppy," who Korean scientists say is the first cloned canine.
August 3, 2005

LCD screen in crib lets parents keep an eye on children
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Home of the future

Accenture is betting that tomorrow's households will be a lot smarter than today's.
August 1, 2005

Artist's rendering of how the portable radar stations would look
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Today's space weather

Tracking space weather accurately takes an expensive radar installation. A mobile unit from SRI promises to cut costs.
August 3, 2005

The long and short of broadband speeds
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Long and short of broadband speeds

charts Speeds and prices for three tiers of broadband service.
August 1, 2005