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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


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


Facebook partners with UN to bring Internet access to refugee camps

The social-networking giant has begun lobbying the United Nations, saying Internet access is a fundamental human right.

By September 26, 2015


Beautiful new photos of Pluto show terrain, atmosphere

Pluto revealed to be "surprisingly Earth-like" in photos newly arrived from the New Horizons probe.

By September 17, 2015


DJI Phantom 3, Inspire 1 drones gain autonomous flight modes

A September 7 firmware update will add DJI's Intelligent Flight modes, including waypoint navigation and Follow Me, to its current quadcopter lineup.

By September 3, 2015


Brew fancy with these premium coffeemakers

Whether its the best drip you can make at home or robotic smarts there's a slick coffeemaker here for you.

By August 19, 2015


India's Mars orbiter sends stunning canyon photo

The country's space agency has also released 3D images of the massive canyon known as the Ophir Chasma.

By August 16, 2015


Man shoots down drone hovering over house

A Kentucky man thinks it's unacceptable when a drone floats over his property. So he shoots it down. Then the drone's owners come calling.

By July 30, 2015


Amazon proposes a slice of the sky for commercial drones

At a conference hosted by NASA, the e-commerce company calls for a high-traffic strip of the sky to support the wider use of robotic aircraft.

By July 28, 2015


See the ethereal ring around Pluto as New Horizons looks back

Pluto is already otherworldly, but the dwarf planet is downright eerie in a new image showing its hazy skies backlit by the sun.

By July 24, 2015