US Army-sponsored researchers have built a land mine detection system for a hundredth of the cost of traditional systems - using parts they bought in online auctions.
The passengers on Oceanic flight 815 should have gone straight to hell, but they only made it to syndication.
Fancy a spacesuit, cosmonaut headset or space toilet? At an auction in Canada today, you can take your chance and bid.
It's been described the most valuable internet domain name in the world, and it's coming up for auction in about ten days' time.
Would you pay $27,000 for a flying machine built using scooter parts and a barbecue gas bottle? Yes? Then you've still got time to place your bid.
FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski has proposed a "Mobile Future Auction" that would allow television broadcasters to "voluntarily" relinquish spectrum in exchange for a share of auction proceeds.