Did life forms exist on Mars? Curiosity makes a big find, Ep. 187
4:46

Did life forms exist on Mars? Curiosity makes a big find, Ep. 187

Culture
Hey guys, my name is Stephen Beacham and here's what's happening this week on CNET's The Crave blog. [MUSIC] The U.S. Navy has a new drone. And it looks exactly like a shark. Now, this is terrifying for me because I'm even afraid of inflatable sharks in swimming pools. The drone is called the GhostSwimmer. Scary. All one word, and it is five feet long and weighs about 100 pounds. GhostSwimmer was developed as part of the Navy's Silent Nemo project, which sounds innocent because of the name Nemo. But it's actually terrifying if you think about the reality. The ghost swimmer drone shark can swim to depths of 300 feet and can be autonomous. Or piloted via laptop from 500 feet away. The Navy plans to use Ghost Swimmer for a variety of purposes, including aiding in low visibility intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions, as well as hull inspections of friendly ships. But you can bet your bottom dollar that eventually they will be outfitted with lasers on their heads Cool. In honor of the release of the Hobbit movie this week, Hollywood prop designer Tim Baker and a team of his colleagues built a Lord of the Rings cat litter box along with a Tower of Sauron cat scratching post, for superfan Misha and his kitty. [LAUGH] What? [MUSIC] The project was featured on YouTube's AWE me channel in an episode of Super-fan Builds where they build cools stuff like weapons that are featured in popular movies. Well, this cat litter box is an impressive work of Hollywood magic and fabrication. Worth taking a closer look at. [MUSIC] NASA scientists have announced that they have detected an increase in holiday lights that are visible from space. Images captured by Suomi NPP, a satellite that is a joint mission between NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [UNKNOWN] show a seasonal increase in light coming from US cities. According to NASA scientist and member of the [UNKNOWN] land discipline team, Miguel Roman, it's a near ubiquitous signal. Despite being ethnically and religiously diverse. We found the the US experiences a holiday increase that is present across most urban communities. These lighting patterns are tracking a national shared tradition. Roman notes that the trend begins around Black Friday and continues through New Year's Day. [MUSIC] Mars' Curiosity has found organic matter on the planet Mars. Now my conspiracy theory friend, John, would say that NASA's been withholding this information for years. But this is finally some definitive proof, accompanied with an official statement from NASA. These organic molecules, consisting primarily of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen atoms, are the building blocks. All life on earth. However, it is important to note that these molecules may not have come from life forms on Mars. The team responsible for curiosity sample analysis at Mars instrument suite have several hypotheses. The first is, of course, a biological process. Others include chemical reactions in water at ancient hot springs on the Red Planet. From off planet via dust, meteorites, asteroids, or comets. The molecules were found in a drilled sample in the sheet bed mud stone of the Gale crater, the location of Curiosity's exploration. The mud stone on the crater floor is consistent with the clay found on Earth from dried up lakes, formed from sediment on the lake floor, creating optimum conditions for the preservation of organic. Matter. All right, guys, that's the last episode of 2014. I appreciate you all watching the show this year. As always, you can find all these news stories and CNet's Crave blog at crave.cnet.com. Be sure you follow Crave on Twitter, @CRAVE, and check out this week's Crave giveaway. This week's Crave giveaway is 12 Cree LED lightbulbs with incandescent style. Are you in the dark? Win this week's prize: 12 of the latest consumer LED lightbulbs from Cree. Go to the blog enter to win. [MUSIC] [NOISE] [MUSIC]

Up Next

Game of Thrones filming locations
game-of-thrones-in-real-life-38.jpg

Up Next

Game of Thrones filming locations

NASA set to launch exoplanet-hunting satellite
tess-30

NASA set to launch exoplanet-hunting satellite

You could be eating lab-grown meat by the end of 2018
screen-shot-2018-03-16-at-3-44-56-pm

You could be eating lab-grown meat by the end of 2018

Rhett & Link battle for artistic supremacy -- in VR
rhettlinkvr.jpg

Rhett & Link battle for artistic supremacy -- in VR

The sights and sounds at the Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience preview
img1695-jpg.jpg

The sights and sounds at the Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience preview

Could superheroes move from fantasy to reality? (Farsighted, Ep 4)
fars10.jpg

Could superheroes move from fantasy to reality? (Farsighted, Ep 4)

'Passengers' stars chat about future space travel, tech
passengers-00021605-still003.jpg

'Passengers' stars chat about future space travel, tech

'Farsighted' looks on the technological bright side of 2016 (Farsighted, Ep 3)
spacexfarsighted0.jpg

'Farsighted' looks on the technological bright side of 2016 (Farsighted, Ep 3)

Black hole rips star to shreds in explosion seen across space
heic1622a.jpg

Black hole rips star to shreds in explosion seen across space

Tech Shows

The Apple Core
apple-core-w

The Apple Core

Alphabet City
alphabet-city-w

Alphabet City

CNET Top 5
cnet-top-5-w

CNET Top 5

The Daily Charge
dc-site-1color-logo.png

The Daily Charge

What the Future
what-the-future-w

What the Future

Tech Today
tech-today-w

Tech Today

Latest News All latest news

What We Expect To See In the Pixel 7 and Pixel Watch
pixel7-whattoexpect-2b-00000

What We Expect To See In the Pixel 7 and Pixel Watch

I Don't Own an Electric Car and Here's Why
15851-id-buzzdrivingfootageeuropeanmodel-volkswagen-mp4-00-02-04-02-still002

I Don't Own an Electric Car and Here's Why

What It's Like to Fly in Xwing's Self-Flying Plane
xwing-aircraft-7

What It's Like to Fly in Xwing's Self-Flying Plane

Fun Amazon Finds Under $150 for October 2022
amazonmusthavesoct-24fps-00-07-57-17-still001

Fun Amazon Finds Under $150 for October 2022

Elon Musk Wants to Sell You an Optimus Robot for Less Than the Price of a Tesla
optimus-for-cms-1

Elon Musk Wants to Sell You an Optimus Robot for Less Than the Price of a Tesla

Tesla AI Day 2022: The Biggest Announcements
supercutcnet

Tesla AI Day 2022: The Biggest Announcements

Most Popular All most popular

Watch Elon Musk Unveil Optimus Robot Prototype
teslarobot

Watch Elon Musk Unveil Optimus Robot Prototype

Tesla AI Day 2022: The Biggest Announcements
supercutcnet

Tesla AI Day 2022: The Biggest Announcements

Elon Musk Wants to Sell You an Optimus Robot for Less Than the Price of a Tesla
optimus-for-cms-1

Elon Musk Wants to Sell You an Optimus Robot for Less Than the Price of a Tesla

DART Explained: First Asteroid Crash Images
dart-crash

DART Explained: First Asteroid Crash Images

How Apple Could Bring Back the iPhone Mini
220922-yt-apple-stuff-ep-13-iphone-mini-isnt-dead-3

How Apple Could Bring Back the iPhone Mini

I Don't Own an Electric Car and Here's Why
15851-id-buzzdrivingfootageeuropeanmodel-volkswagen-mp4-00-02-04-02-still002

I Don't Own an Electric Car and Here's Why

Latest Products All latest products

Fitbit Sense 2 First Look: New Software Makes a Difference
fitbit-aroll-00-00-46-14-still001

Fitbit Sense 2 First Look: New Software Makes a Difference

GoPro Hero 11 Black Hands-on: Super-sized Sensor for All Your Socials
gopro1

GoPro Hero 11 Black Hands-on: Super-sized Sensor for All Your Socials

I Tried Out Sony's Upcoming VR Headset on the PlayStation 5
psvr2

I Tried Out Sony's Upcoming VR Headset on the PlayStation 5

Apple Watch Series 8 and Apple Watch SE: First Look
watch8-sepic

Apple Watch Series 8 and Apple Watch SE: First Look

Bose QuietComfort EarBuds 2: Better design, better performance
bose-quietcomforst-ii

Bose QuietComfort EarBuds 2: Better design, better performance

Galaxy Z Flip 4 Review: A Diminutive but Fun Upgrade
flip4

Galaxy Z Flip 4 Review: A Diminutive but Fun Upgrade

Latest How To All how to videos

How to Clean Your Keyboard's Sticky Keys
3keyboards

How to Clean Your Keyboard's Sticky Keys

How to Play Games from PlayStation Plus on PC
psstill

How to Play Games from PlayStation Plus on PC

How to Delete or Disable Your Instagram Account
phoneonorange

How to Delete or Disable Your Instagram Account

Fix Your iPhone Screen With Apple's Self-Service Repair Kit
dsc00641

Fix Your iPhone Screen With Apple's Self-Service Repair Kit

How to Buy a Budget Laptop in 2022
budgetlaptops-00-08-35-15-still001

How to Buy a Budget Laptop in 2022

Google Pay: How to Set Up and Use
googlepay-inhand

Google Pay: How to Set Up and Use