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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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Two guys launch an X-wing into space for 'Star Wars' tickets

In an attempt to wow J.J. Abrams and score some tickets to the premiere of "Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens," two guys from Essex launched a model X-wing into space.

By April 27, 2015

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Bezos' space company tests suborbital rocket

Blue Origin pulls off its first unmanned test flight from a site in west Texas. The spacecraft, which reached an altitude of 58 miles, is designed to become a reusable vehicle for space tourists someday.

By April 30, 2015

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11 travel apps to start summer vacation planning now

No matter where you're headed, these iOS and Android apps can help you get there and find things to do when you arrive.

By April 28, 2015

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Google engineer dies in Everest avalanche after Nepal quake

Dan Fredinburg, an engineer in Google's Project X division, was among more than a dozen climbers killed in avalanche set off by Nepal's massive earthquake.

By April 26, 2015

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Happy 25th birthday, Hubble Space Telescope

It almost failed before it had even begun, yet it has far outlived its planned lifespan, becoming a treasure of untold value. Crave talks to some of the engineers who've kept it going.

By April 24, 2015

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Google's Project Loon balloons can beam signals to iPhones, too

The head of the secretive lab Google X says its Internet-service balloons will work with Apple's mobile operating system, iOS, as well as the company's own Android.

By April 22, 2015

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OMG! Oh My Gold! Beyonce has a special gold Apple Watch

Technically Incorrect: Time stood still today, as Beyonce posed on her own Web site wearing an extraordinary Apple Watch.

By April 20, 2015

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Take a look behind the scenes of Project Loon, Google's lofty plan to bring the Internet to everyone

Google's network of Internet-beaming balloons has come a long way.

By April 18, 2015