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Jul 31, 2014 12:35 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell, Space.com
A private team is priming a 36-year-old NASA spacecraft to perform new science as it travels through interplanetary space after attempts to move the probe into a position closer to Earth failed.
Jul 26, 2014 07:32 AM ET // Benjamin Radford
A crowdfunding platform is being used to raise money for 'ghost-detecting' technology, though investors should be wary. Continue reading →
Jul 18, 2014 01:29 PM ET // Glenn McDonald
Track which cat is eating what, and when, with the Bistro smart feeder and phone app. Continue reading →
Jul 17, 2014 11:15 AM ET // Erico Guizzo, IEEE Spectrum
Jibo acts as a photographer, a storyteller, a personal assistant and a telepresence avatar.
Jun 26, 2014 06:00 AM ET // Benjamin Radford
The story of an injured young girl being asked to leave a fast-food restaurant has been called a hoax. But its viral spread says a lot about folklore and internet activism. Continue reading →
Jun 12, 2014 03:45 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell, Space.com
A decades-old spacecraft appears to be in great health despite being abandoned in the solar system for the better part of two decades, the private team working to revive the NASA probe says.
May 27, 2014 11:10 AM ET
The International Sun-Earth Explorer 3 was launched in 1978 but retired, after distinguished service, in 1997 by NASA. Now private citizens are trying to put the bird back in business with an online campaign to raise enough cash to wake it up.
May 7, 2014 01:30 PM ET // Evan Ackerman, IEEE Spectrum
A group of scientists is raising money to buy 1,000 swarm robots.
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