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NASA creates ingredients of life in harsh simulated space conditions

New research might shed light on how we got here by demonstrating that chemical components of our DNA could be produced in the brutal conditions of space.

By March 4, 2015

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The AME 2000, one of the world's most secure phones (pictures)

Motorola Solutions, the non-Google Moto division, creates an Android phone called the AME 2000 that's so secure, the NSA wants one. Well, more than one. See what makes this superspy phone so unique.

7 Images By March 1, 2013

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Ancient Indian aircraft on agenda of major science conference

Indian Vedic myths tell of ancient pilots flying craft around the world and out of this world. But some think the myths were true, and that modern science has it all wrong.

By January 2, 2015

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The year in space: Rodeo-riding a comet and more

In 2014, humanity tagged a comet and became better acquainted with Mars and our place in the universe. Take a tour through the year in space.

By December 20, 2014

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NASA's Kepler telescope identifies new 'Super Earth'

Rallying back from a mechanical failure, the telescope helps confirm the existence of an exoplanet 2.5 times the diameter of Planet Earth.

By December 19, 2014

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Flying fungus? Decomposable 'bio drone' takes to the skies

If this "biological drone" drone crashes, it can decompose without leaving a trace. "No one would know if you'd spilled some sugar water or if there'd been an airplane there."

By November 14, 2014

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Google to lease historic airfield from NASA

The search giant will take over 1,000 acres of Moffett Field, down the street from Google's headquarters, to research robotics, space exploration and aviation.

By November 10, 2014

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3D printer heading to space could enable lunar exploration

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station will soon have a new high-tech tool at their disposal. CNET's Sumi Das visits Made In Space, the startup that's developed a 3D printer which works in microgravity, allowing crews to print tools, parts and more on demand.

By September 19, 2014

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Google looks to build quantum computer chips

Google's Quantum AI Lab is developing its own hardware for research into quantum computing and machine learning.

By September 3, 2014

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Civilians steer NASA satellite from an old McDonald's

Somewhere in Mountain View, a group of civilians take over the ISEE-3 satellite using old radio parts bought on eBay. Today, they're screening a live lunar flyby.

By August 10, 2014