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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


Bezos' Blue Origin rocket landing makes history and a commercial at same time

For the first time, a rocket has touched the edge of space and then successfully landed back on Earth in one piece. It all makes for one heck of an advertisement.

By November 24, 2015


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


What excites CEO Larry Page about Alphabet? Wi-Fi beaming balloons

The Google co-founder talks about connecting remote populations to the Internet and picking the name "Alphabet" for Google's new parent company.

By November 2, 2015


Pluto's glowing crescent on full display in fresh NASA image

NASA's New Horizons looked back after its Pluto flyby and saw this stunning view of the dwarf planet's radiant crescent backlit by the sun.

By October 30, 2015


NASA's Enceladus flyby: Cassini to dive through icy spray of Saturn's moon

The warm interior ocean of this moon of Saturn is bursting through its surface and the spacecraft plans to dive-bomb the satellite for a sip.

By October 14, 2015


This Kickstarter project wants you to build your own smartwatch

The Blocks smartwatch is meant to be customized and upgraded piece by piece to give you a choice of features like better battery life and GPS.

By October 13, 2015


Yikes! In Costa Rica, jet appears to just miss motorists

Technically Incorrect: A YouTube video suggests an Iberia plane landing came too close to live beings as it diverted to a different runway and appeared to clip a fence.

By October 9, 2015


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