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Today, a new company called "Planetary Resources" is announcing it will do just that. The plan: To look for water and precious metals like platinum. They've already got big cash backing from the likes of Google and director James Cameron.


"Titanic" director James Cameron returned to the surface Monday after a solo submarine dive to the deepest point in the world's oceans that was hailed as the ultimate test of "man and his machine."


From PayPal to electric cars to rockets, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk wants his company, SpaceX, to build America's next manned spacecraft. Scott Pelley reports.


National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence and Filmmaker James Cameron plans to soon dive in a specially designed submarine to the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean, earth's deepest point. No human has attempted such a dive since 1960.


Gil Elbaz is founder and chief executive of Factual Inc., a Century City company that aggregates and organizes huge amounts of online data. Factual, started in 2007, has attracted $25 million in venture funding.


Diamandis also writes fascinatingly about how we are wired to filter out good news: "The amygdala is the part of the temporal lobe responsible for primal emotions like rage, hate, and fear. It's our early warning system, an organ always on high alert, whose job is to find anything in our environment that could threaten survival. So potent is the amygdala's response to potential threats that once turned on, it's almost impossible to shut off, and this is a problem in the modern world."


Back in the CEO saddle, Page said during Google's Q3 earnings call that the company had been in the process of shutting down about 20 products since July. The decision to close so many at once is not surprising, said Susan Wojcicki, Google's senior vice president of ads: "He clearly wants to have more wood behind fewer arrows."


Ray Kurzweil -- the guy who developed the world's first computer speech recognition programs, among about a billion other things -- has some pretty extraordinary predictions for what technology might soon be able to do for the human body. "Like telling...


The founder and chief executive officer of Tesla Motors visited Detroit to pick up an award as the automotive industry’s executive of the year. The 38-year-old Elon Musk, who made two fortunes as an Internet entrepreneur, was an unusual choice for the...


"FarmVille" seems an unlikely competitor to games like "Grand Theft Auto" and "Modern Warfare 2," but start counting the number of regular players, and the unassuming Facebook game might surprise you. More than 32 million people tend their virtual crops...


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