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Transient star grazing our solar system 'just left,' cosmically speaking

The nearest star beyond our own sun is 4 light-years away, but not long ago (in terms of cosmic time) a small binary star system buzzed the edge of our solar system, coming five times closer to Earth.

By February 18, 2015

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Apple will invest $850M in California solar farm

Apple CEO Tim Cook says the First Solar project will produce enough power for its headquarters, all of its retail stores in California and many other facilities.

By February 10, 2015

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Tomorrow Daily 126: 3D-printed solar car, Gran Turismo gamers win a real-life race and more

We're impressed with Resquared's Highly Dextrous Manipulation System (HDMS) robot, but there's more to it than just cutting paper snowflakes and twisting together balloon animals. HDMS may someday be used to disarm explosives, inspect packages and remove flammable materials.

By February 9, 2015

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Tomorrow Daily 126: 3D-printed solar car, Gran Turismo gamers win a real-life race and more

On today's show, we check out a solar-powered car with over 150 3D-printed parts, discuss two gamers who went from playing Gran Turismo to winning an actual race, and watch a robot with impressive dexterity craft a balloon animal.

By February 9, 2015

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Attention planespotters: Watch a solar-powered plane on an around-the-world voyage

A solar-powered plane is preparing for a 35,000km trip around the world without using a single drop of fossil fuel. Here's how you can follow its journey.

By January 21, 2015

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NASA's solar observatory marks 100 millionth image

The Solar Dynamics Observatory celebrates five years of sun-worshipping by releasing its impressive 100 millionth image of our closest star.

By January 20, 2015

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Tomorrow Daily 112: Solar-powered planes, real-life mech suits, Nintendo Direct and more

The Solar Impulse 2 is the world's first airplane powered entirely by sunlight, and it will soon embark on a 12-leg journey around the world. It's an ambitious flight that could take up to 5 months if the weather doesn't cooperate, but the plane's pilots hope the trip inspires sustainable design.

By January 14, 2015

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Tomorrow Daily 112: Solar-powered planes, real-life mech suits, Nintendo Direct and more

On today's show, we discuss a 100 percent solar-powered plane and its upcoming attempt to traverse the globe, how you can purchase a working mech suit and if Nintendo's first official online event of 2015 was a success.

By January 14, 2015

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Whaa? Now there's a second bright light on dwarf planet Ceres

The latest images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft reveal a second mysterious bright spot on the surface of Ceres. Perhaps it's a giant Ceresian welcome sign?

By February 27, 2015

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Ascent Solar Blanket (pictures)

Currently in development for military use, this all in one system is positioned to become the best solar portable charging option available.

7 Images By January 8, 2015