Alessondra SpringmannContributor, PCWorld

Alessondra Springmann is a writer by night and an astrophysicist by day. She enjoys zapping asteroids with a 20 terawatt transmitter, using the active voice, and running around the largest radio telescope in the world.

Robotic Knifefish Swims Vertically, Makes Terrible Sushi

Born in a lab at Northwestern University, a robotic fish with a ribbon-like fin can swim in just about any direction. Just don’t serve it for dinner.

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Is Apple Thwarting DIY Repair? New Screws Keep You Out of Your iPhone

If you take your iPhone into an Apple Store for repair, they will replace standard screws with tiny five-pointed “pentalobes”, requiring expensive, non-standard screwdrivers to take apart your iPhone.

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Get WebOS-esque Visual Multitasking on Your iPhone With multifl0w

If Apple’s app-switching feature on your iPhone isn’t your style, check out multifl0w, a slick way of switching between apps on jailbroken iOS devices.

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New Nvidia GPU Does Wireless Video, Looks Ridiculous

Between tweeting on our TVs and banking on our smartphones, the future is a very strange place. But does this future need wireless graphics cards?

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Thunderstorms Produce Antimatter, According to NASA

Don’t wait for particle accelerators to provide you with a supply of antimatter; look no further than your ordinary thunderstorm.

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CR-48 Hacked to Run Mac OS X and Windows

We expected some fun hacks on Google’s CR-48, and, sure enough, some have gotten other OSes to run on the Chromebook.

Quadrotor Plays Christmas Carols on a Piano

We’ve been hearing a lot about quadrotors lately, but did you know they can play Christmas music on a piano?

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This Week in Space: Lunar Eclipse, Cassini Fly-By of Saturn, and Meteorites With Protein

Are you making plans to stay up for tonight’s lunar eclipse? Find out the best times to see our moon turn red tonight, as well as learn a bit about other geeky happenings in space this week.

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Hack: Enable the Android Market on your Nook Color

The Android Market and thousands of apps finally come to the Nook Color, but beware: the process is a bit involved.

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'Minority Report' Meets Kinect Thanks to MIT

Ever wanted a 'Minority Report'-style interface for your computer? A group of researchers at MIT have done just that with a Microsoft Kinect.

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Rumors: The Mythical Google Chrome OS Netbook Is Coming [Update: Media Event Announced]

Rumor has it that Google is slated to announce its Chrome OS-running "Chromebook" on December 7. But don't go running out to your nearest Best Buy to get one just yet...

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Life As We Don't Know It: NASA Finds Arsenic-Eating Bacteria

NASA’s astrobiologists have found terrestrial bacteria that thrive off of consuming arsenic, a chemical that’s usually hazardous to most living things. What does this mean for looking for extraterrestrial life?

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Are the Aliens Coming? NASA to Hold Press Conference on Major Astrobiology Discovery

NASA plans to announce on Thursday a big discovery "that will impact the search for evidence of extraterrestrial life." Will this announcement involve alien bacteria from an exoplanet ocean, or something bigger?

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Want a Robotic Massage? This Tiny Rolling Robot's Got Your Back

A tiny wheeled robot equipped with tilt sensors automatically gives you a massage by rolling around your back.

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iOS 4.2.1 Jailbroken Long Before Official Release

iOS 4.2.1 isn’t even available to the general public, and yet it’s already been jailbroken.

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