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Taking on the sky with high-altitude balloons (pictures)

A group of high-altitude balloon enthusiasts from Stanford successfully captured what they think is the first-ever photo of a balloon, the horizon, and space -- from above. And they were under budget. CNET was on hand to see how it worked.

19 Images By April 24, 2014

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The sky's the limit with global high-altitude balloon challenge

Teams from around the world will send balloons up to 100,000 feet or more, testing the limits of the creativity, and their engineering ingenuity.

By January 31, 2014

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Google Glass eyewear isn't dead, Eric Schmidt confirms

The executive chairman says that reports of Glass' death have been greatly exaggerated and that the tech remains "a big and very fundamental platform for Google."

By March 23, 2015

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Can the mobile Web win back developers from iOS, Android?

While mobile-app developers are concentrating their efforts on supporting Apple's and Google's mobile operating systems, one group hopes to make the Web a place for apps too.

By March 15, 2015

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Flying bee robot uses an insect-inspired eye

BeeRotor is the first aerial robot that can fly over uneven terrain using visual input to stabilise -- not an accelerometer.

By March 10, 2015

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Zuckerberg: Carriers will connect the world, not sci-fi

Facebook's CEO downplays Google's drone and balloon ideas for broadening Net access, saying it's the carriers that are doing the lion's share of the work to connect the world's billions.

By March 2, 2015

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Flying the dream: Martin Aircraft puts jetpack joyrides within reach

From the James Bond jet belt to a "Jetsons"-inspired "motorbike in the sky," one New Zealand company is bringing the dream of jetpack travel to reality -- and thanks to a significant new investment, it could be here sooner than you think.

By February 23, 2015

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Watch a 500-pound meteor light up the Pittsburgh sky

If you live in Pittsburgh and think you saw a massive fireball in the sky Tuesday morning, you're not going crazy. A 2-foot-diameter meteor entered the Earth's atmosphere and gave quite the show.

By February 18, 2015

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Strange 'double blob' atop Martian atmosphere puzzles scientists

Long fingerlike tendrils poked out from the part of the Red Planet known as the "Martian limb" and astronomers are scratching their heads over the cause.

By February 17, 2015

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​FAA's liberal proposed rules win allies in drone business

The US government agency's suggested regulations won't let Amazon deliver packages, but they generally make it very easy for businesses to use drones.

By February 17, 2015