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Week in pictures: Penguin parade

roundup LinuxWorld draws fans, sellers and rubberneckers, while Discovery makes a trimphant return. Also: Celestial musings, a desert robot and one-eyed bandits.

LinuxWorld draws fans, sellers and rubberneckers, while Discovery makes a trimphant return. Also: Celestial musings, a desert robot and one-eyed bandits.

Execs converge at LinuxWorld

At confab, representatives of Google, Hewlett-Packard and Oracle offer their take on all things open-source.
August 10, 2005

Discovery returns home

The nail-biting is over--the shuttle Discovery makes a safe landing in California.
August 9, 2005

Setting sights on Mars

The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter will study the Red Planet for evidence of water.
August 12, 2005

Heavenly vacation

Heavenly vacation

Not satisfied with a trip to the Poconos? You might want to consider what Space Adventures is selling.
August 10, 2004

TB401 USB
drawing tablet

Former Mac clone maker branches out

Umax comes back with new consumer electronics, including drawing tablets, mini hard drives, flash drives and MP3 players.
August 11, 2004

CyberBug

The CyberBug is an aerial surveillance drone for budget-conscious law enforcement agencies.
August 8, 2004

Making paper waterproof--and writable

A laboratory accident leads to a method for making paper and other objects impervious to water.
August 9, 2004

Desert robot

The 3-year NASA project to test a "search for life" robot is gearing up for one last trip to the Chilean desert.
August 9, 2004

On stand-by

Even after Discovery's safe landing, the shuttle program's future is unclear. Will the fleet be mothballed?
August 10, 2005

One-armed bandit

Server-based slot machines will look like the old models, but will dispense with the internal rotors.
August 11, 2005

Gold bars--and a fancy car

Gold bars, cash and a Hummer H2 are among the prizes AOL is offering as it celebrates a settlement with a spammer.
August 10, 2005

Waiting for midnight kickoff

With the new NFL season only a few weeks away, video game fans line up to buy the first copies of "Madden 2006."
August 9, 2005

Teens get a 'Second Life'

No metrosexual goblins, please--it's "Second Life," take two, in a cleaned-up version for adolescents.
August 8, 2005