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  ‘Underwater ballet’ of robots at work on spill

Russian Cargo Ship Veers Out of Control Near Space Station

  This story was updated at 2:11 p.m. ET. An unmanned Russian cargo ship veered out of control near the International Space Station on Friday, sailing clear past the orbiting lab instead of docking on autopilot, as engineers on Earth struggle to determine what went wrong. Full story

Recalls: remote-controlled helicopters

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Green tech for Earth Day

A solar-powered TV remote? Speakers made from cardboard? Here are 15 of the coolest, weirdest and most practical eco-friendly gizmos.

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  Goodbye to the remote control?

June 16: NBC’s Jeff Rossen takes a look at a new high-tech gadget that could put an end to that classic household battle over the TV remote.

  Give me the controller!

Jan. 8: MSNBC's Willie Geist investigates a remote control beer cooler featured at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

  Baby's remote chance pays off

A New York state toddler who likes to play with remote controls accidentally opened his family's remote and knocked out the batteries. His mother picked them up only to discover one was a special battery that won $100,000 for the family.

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REFILE - QUALITY REPEAT A plume of smoke rises from an oil tanker after an explosion in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, January 11, 2008. Militants fighting for autonomy in Nigeria's oil-producing south detonated a remote controlled bomb on an oil tanker, causing a large fire. It was the second rebel atta