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10 years of XPrizes: Fixing the world one competition at a time

It was October 4, 2004 that Scaled Composites won the Ansari XPrize. 10 years later, what started as one man's quest to get to space has evolved into an international organization for global good.

By October 3, 2014

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Hundreds of floating robots could soon surveil the oceans

A deal between Boeing and Liquid Robotics, worth hundreds of millions of dollars, means fleets of seafaring robots will augment existing military aircraft and ships in monitoring the seas.

By September 23, 2014

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Robot at sea tweeting Hawaii hurricane photos

The Liquid Robotics Wave Glider Holoholo is autonomously navigating the Hawaiian seas, heading into the paths of Hurricanes Iselle and Julio, tweeting storm photos as it goes.

By August 6, 2014

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Can an armadillo paper airplane fly? Autodesk says yes

Autodesk researchers have developed a Pteromys, a tool that lets anyone design a paper airplane that will fly, no matter how outlandish.

By August 9, 2014

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Newfound biggest bird ever was 'more like a dragon'

It didn't breathe fire so far as we know, but when the newly dubbed species Pelagornis sandersi flapped its massive wings 25 million years ago, it would have been quite a sight.

By July 7, 2014

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All our failed flying machines could finally work (just not on Earth)

Many of humanity's early attempts at flight involved pedaling contraptions or flapping artificial wings. Turns out they weren't such dumb ideas after all -- in another part of the solar system.

By April 16, 2014

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With VTOL X-Planes, DARPA aims for a futuristic lift

The Pentagon's purveyor of far-out ideas wants a new breed of aircraft that's good at both hovering and high-speed cruising.

By March 19, 2014

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So what's a brand-new (defunct) Coda sedan electric car worth?

Electric cars from the defunct Coda company are going for fire sale prices online.

By February 26, 2014

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Dream Chaser's first flight a success but with bumpy landing

Looking to develop the first commercial spacecraft to bring US astronauts to the International Space Station, Sierra Nevada Corporation begins flight tests of its winged Dream Chaser.

By October 29, 2013

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Liquid Robotics crowns PacX Challenge winner for ocean research

Beating out four fellow finalists, Tracy Villareal wins the PacX Challenge with a proposal to compare ocean data collected by satellites with data collected on the surface of the ocean.

By September 24, 2013