Five teams fight for a chance to go to the moon

CBS Sci-Tech - Tue, 02/03/2015 - 9:38am
Out of 33 teams competing for the Google Lunar XPrize, five made it to the next level, winning Milestone Prizes and advancing their hopes of flying into space. CNET's Tim Stevens has been following the competition.
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Why more teens are ditching Facebook

CBS Sci-Tech - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 10:27pm
A new Internet survey finds more kids are dropping off the social network than any other age group
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What NASA would do with an extra half-billion dollars

CBS Sci-Tech - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 10:19pm
The Obama administration's 2016 budget request for NASA keeps the agency on track for both deep space and near-Earth missions
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Want to see what a real hacker looks like?

CBS Sci-Tech - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 9:27pm
A GIF combining 50 of the world's most notorious hackers shows what a blackhatter really looks like - and it's not Chris Hemsworth
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Next giant leap: The top Google Lunar XPrize teams

CBS Sci-Tech - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 8:47pm
A look at the top five contenders vying for millions of dollars in prize money and a chance to go to the moon
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​Does Bitcoin still matter?

CBS Sci-Tech - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 7:48pm
The authors of a new book offer four reasons you should care about digital currency
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Starlings dance across the winter sky

CBS Sci-Tech - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 7:36pm
A murmuration of starlings puts on a display of elegant shapes over Israel's Negev desert
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San Francisco sets record for driest January

CBS Sci-Tech - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 6:02pm
Amid the state's long-running drought, the city went a whole month without rain for the first time since the Gold Rush era
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Record TV ratings, social media reach for Super Bowl

CBS Sci-Tech - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 5:52pm
​New England's thrilling win over Seattle scored big TV and social media numbers
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U.N. declares 2014 hottest year on record

CBS Sci-Tech - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 3:12pm
Echoing reports from NOAA and NASA, the U.N.'s meteorological agency confirms that last year was the hottest, but only by a hair
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Illegal "Pirate Bay" website is back

CBS Sci-Tech - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 2:38pm
The infamous website that offers free, and often illegal, downloads is back up and running. CNET editor Dan Ackerman joins CBSN with more on why it was raided in the first place.
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Teeing up for a net neutrality decision

CBS Sci-Tech - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 2:27pm
The FCC will convene later this month to try to answer the question, "Whose Internet is it, anyway?"
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"Father of birth control pill" dies

CBS Sci-Tech - Sun, 02/01/2015 - 4:47pm
Carl Djerassi, chemist widely credited with contraception breakthrough, died at 91 of complications of cancer
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The small town behind the biggest scoreboards

CBS Sci-Tech - Sun, 02/01/2015 - 2:46pm
Brookings, South Dakota, is the home of Daktronics, a company that manufactures those immense video screens so popular at sports stadiums across the country. Lee Cowan checks out how these massive LED displays are made.
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​Keeping score on the world's largest video displays

CBS Sci-Tech - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 5:51pm
A small-town South Dakota company manufactures the most massive LED scoreboards
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NASA launches satellite to measure soil moisture

CBS Sci-Tech - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 4:32pm
NASA launched a new climate monitoring satellite from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The $916 million satellite will measure moisture levels in the top few inches of Earth's soil to improve forecasting and monitor the effects of climate events.
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"Mutant mosquitoes" may stop spread of deadly diseases in Florida Keys

CBS Sci-Tech - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 3:00pm
British company hopes to prove its genetically modified insects can head off two deadly, mosquito-borne disea​ses
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NASA launches satellite to measure soil moisture

CBS Sci-Tech - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 1:47pm
$916 million, three-year mission to study soil moisture in push to improve forecasting, climate change models
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"Madden" video game predicts Super Bowl 2015

CBS Sci-Tech - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 1:45pm
EA Sports simulates the Super Bowl every year, and has correctly predicted the outcome for 8 of the last 11 years. See who they predicted for Super Bowl XLIX. Vinita Nair reports.
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FDA mulls release of genetically altered mosquitoes

CBS Sci-Tech - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 12:54pm
Federal health officials are considering releasing millions of genetically modified mosquitoes in the Florida Keys to head off two deadly diseases. But thousands of residents are uneasy about the move, signing petitions to stop the test. Molecular biologist Dr. Christie Wilcox, who blogs for Discover magazine, joins "CBS This Morning: Saturday" from Los Angeles with more on the mosquitoes.
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