Scientists are setting out this month to answer some questions concerning the large growth of moss at the bottom of Crater Lake in Oregon. CNET News.com's Vincent Tremblay reports that a remotely operated vehicle system will be used to gather video footage, as well as test samples, to determine how this natural community fits into the lake's ecosystem. The research is being carried out by representatives of Oregon State University, the National Park Service, USGS and Southern Oregon University.
Material contributed by Robert Collier, College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University:
August 14, 2006 3:33 PM PDTWatch this video
After this week's big security flub at AOL, the answer to the privacy question is a lot less clear. Tune in to a discussion between Elinor Mills, Declan McCullagh and Charlie Cooper on this week's edition of the CNET News.com Reporters' Roundtable.
August 11, 2006 4:30 PM PDTWatch this video
The worm alarm is being raised over a "critical" vulnerability in Windows, with even the U.S. Department of Homeland Security urging Windows users to patch up now. CNET's Joris Evers and Robert Vamosi discuss the matter in this week's Security Bites.
August 11, 2006 3:16 PM PDTWatch this video
CNET's Rafe Needleman talks to executives from Browster and Cooliris about their respective products and what the future holds for click-free browsing.
August 10, 2006 6:00 PM PDTWatch this video
CNET's Neha Tiwari talks with Jenny Marketou and Katie Salen about their interactive art piece ": A game of flying perspectives." The work was inspired by the popular "99 LuftBalloons" tune by Nena, and by "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and balloons that were used historically to take bird's-eye photos as a spy tactic. Using large helium balloons with wireless cameras attached while playing a route-finding game has produced some "interesting images," according to the artists. For more information on the project, and where you can play, click here.
August 10, 2006 3:59 PM PDTWatch this video
Several pigeons, were equipped with pollution measurement and GPS devices, were released at the ZeroOne Festival in San Jose, Calif., on Aug. 8. The birds, tracked live via a Google Maps mashup at http://www.pigeonblog.mapyourcity.net, will be feeding data to the site via SMS. The data provides the location, carbon-monoxide levels and identification for each bird. CNET News.com's Neha Tiwari was on hand for the official takeoff.
August 9, 2006 7:30 PM PDTWatch this video
Radio frequency identification tags in passports may make it possible to determine from a distance whether somebody is carrying a passport and even tell the nationality of a passport holder. Taken to an extreme, such identification could make it possible to detonate explosives only when someone from a particular country is nearby, Flexilis shows in this video. Researchers addressed e-passport concerns at the 2006 Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas.
August 8, 2006 11:30 AM PDTWatch this video
CNET News.com's Michael Kanellos was on hand for the public unveiling of the Tesla Roadster in Santa Monica, Calif. Hear from one of the designers about the look and feel of the car, and strap in for test drive. Hitting 60 mph in four seconds never sounded like this before.
August 3, 2006 5:15 PM PDTWatch this video
How is Adobe's multimedia software dealing with the YouTube effect? CNET News.com's Neha Tiwari talks to Adobe Systems' Mike Downey to find what we should expect from Flash--including reaching beyond the PC.
August 3, 2006 1:43 PM PDTWatch this video
CNET News.com's Neha Tiwari gets a tour of the Computer History Museum, home of the computers that started the very idea of the PC. From the early Atari to the Apple II--and even the machine that inspired Bill Gates to write a little operating system called Microsoft--you'll see how it all got started.
August 2, 2006 5:07 PM PDTWatch this video
In this video from Black Hat, two security researchers show that they can break into a laptop, an Apple Computer MacBook in this case, by exploiting a vulnerability in Wi-Fi drivers. Video courtesy of David Maynor and Jon "Johnny Cache" Ellch.
August 2, 2006 5:00 PM PDTWatch this video
"Star Trek: New Voyages" picks up where the original series left off prior to cancellation, with a slew of new episodes made available online--and with the whole cast and crew made up entirely of loyal fans. Check out this trailer for the episode "To Serve All My Days." For further information and downloads to the most current episodes, visit
August 2, 2006 3:27 PM PDTWatch this video
In part two of an interview with CNET's Neha Tiwari, Larry Magid, co-author of "MySpace Unraveled: What it is and how to use it safely," offers safety advice and addresses issues like parents snooping on their kids and why MySpace is the subject of so much criticism.
August 2, 2006 3:00 PM PDTWatch this video
CNET News.com's Neha Tiwari speaks with Larry Magid, co-author of "MySpace Unraveled," on how the social network should monitor the age of its users. They also discuss the pros and cons of having a privacy option for one's profile.
August 1, 2006 7:30 PM PDTWatch this video
InCard Technologies has developed technology that can turn a credit card into a device that generates passwords for one-time use, for example for stronger authentication when banking online. CNET News.com's Joris Evers takes a look.
August 1, 2006 6:00 PM PDTWatch this video