To the Japanese, wrapping a gift well can be as meaningful as the gift itself, elevating the simple act of wrapping to an art that is in itself a vis... read more »
Discuss   Add this link to...  Bury
A Lufthansa Airbus A380 departs Frankfurt. (Credit: Lufthansa) Though I mostly write about cell phones at CNET, you may have noticed that I'm rat... read more »
Discuss   Add this link to...  Bury
China will soon overtake Japan as the world's second heaviest spender on research and development, according to a report from the Battelle Memorial I... read more »
Discuss   Add this link to...  Bury
Not long after creating a functioning rat lung in her lab, Yale University Professor of Anesthesiology and Biomedical Engineering Laura Niklason is t... read more »
Discuss   Add this link to...  Bury
X Prize President Bob Weiss (far left) announcing the X Prize Competition with (from left to right) Google co-founder Larry Page, X Prize Founder P... read more »
Discuss   Add this link to...  Bury
Will Japan's astro-droid look cute like Actroid (Credit: Tim Hornyak/CNET) NASA's tough-looking Robonaut 2 ... read more »
Discuss   Add this link to...  Bury
A Russian Soyuz rocket carrying three crew members bound for the International Space Station blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan t... read more »
Discuss   Add this link to...  Bury
Michelangelo's "David" has seen better days. He's spent centuries on his feet. He's tired, yet he cannot take a seat. Now some are wondering whether ... read more »
Discuss   Add this link to...  Bury
Affetto means 'affection' in Italian. Who couldn't love this little guy (Credit: Video screenshot by Tim Hornyak/CNET) Japanese engineers have cr... read more »
Discuss   Add this link to...  Bury
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla.--Enduring the heat of re-entry one last time, the shuttle Discovery dropped out of orbit and returned to Earth today to wr... read more »
Discuss   Add this link to...  Bury
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla.--An electrical glitch with the shuttle Endeavour's hydraulic power system forced NASA managers to scrub today's planned la... read more »
Discuss   Add this link to...  Bury
University of Michigan computer scientists and engineers are at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference in San Francisco today presenting p... read more »
Discuss   Add this link to...  Bury
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla.--Even using shuttle-derived hardware, established contractors, and long-standing engineering expertise, NASA's projected b... read more »
Discuss   Add this link to...  Bury
MIT's high-rank 3D approach places a special image over the rear one to create the 3D illusion. (Credit: MIT) Researchers at MIT have been devel... read more »
Discuss   Add this link to...  Bury
I think I&39'd fail this eye test. (Credit: Video screenshot by Tim Hornyak/CNET) Since researchers around the world are experimenting with Will... read more »
Discuss   Add this link to...  Bury
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla.--Less than six weeks before launch, astronaut Timothy Kopra, injured in a bicycle accident Saturday, was removed from the ... read more »
Discuss   Add this link to...  Bury
(Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech) It keeps going and going. NASA's Opportunity rover has logged a total of more than 30 kilometers (18.64 miles) of tr... read more »
Discuss   Add this link to...  Bury
How would you feel about putting your head in the arms of this robot (Credit: Restoration Robotics) If you've tried every potion available to st... read more »
Discuss   Add this link to...  Bury
Lingodroids agreed on randomly created words to represent location, distance, and direction with surprising accuracy. (Credit: Screen capture by E... read more »
Discuss   Add this link to...  Bury
The six-member, all-veteran crew of the shuttle Discovery flew to Florida today to await their blastoff Monday on a space station resupply mission th... read more »
Discuss   Add this link to...  Bury