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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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Birdly's Oculus Rift and flapping machine combo lets you 'fly' (Tomorrow Daily 151)

We're very entertained and intrigued by Birdly, a contraption offering a first-person view of what it's like to soar above civilization as a bird. Unfortunately, you won't be dropping bombs on car windshields or stealing french fries from beachgoers. Sorry, seagull LARPers!

By March 26, 2015

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Birdly uses VR, a fan and your flapping arms to simulate flight (Tomorrow Daily 151)

On today's show, Ashley and Khail check out bird-flight simulator Birdly (complete with hydraulic flapping arm mechanism), a father and son in China turning spare car parts into huge model Transformers, and explain how Boeing's newest patent reminds us of sci-fi force fields. #TDJunk

By March 26, 2015

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McLaren 570S Coupe: 204 mph, cupholders included

McLaren follows up its previous powerful sports cars with the 570S Coupe, a new model meant for the daily commute as much as for the track.

By March 30, 2015

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'MythBusters' host races spider robots in new webseries

In "Jamie's Racing Spiders," a robot racing spider is built from the ground up, with the help of Evernote and movie prop experts at Kernerworks.

By February 11, 2015

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SpaceX getting ready for weather satellite launch

In addition to launching a weather station into space, the private space-exploration company will once again attempt to land the launch rocket on a barge.

By February 9, 2015

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SpaceX reveals fiery end to rocket on Twitter, Vine

Instead of landing softly on the bobbing ocean platform meant to receive it, SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket tipped, crashed and burst into flames. It's all on display via Twitter and Vine.

By January 16, 2015

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'Close but no cigar' for SpaceX's try at historic rocket landing

The private space-exploration company successfully sends a cargo capsule off to the International Space Station, but its "reusable" rocket crashes into its floating landing pad in the Atlantic Ocean.

By January 10, 2015

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1962 Alcatraz escape was survivable, scientists show how

A famous prison-break mystery gets a new wrinkle as scientists examine a hydraulic model that gives the escapees a brief window for a survivable run.

By December 16, 2014

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I cruised on the ship of the future. The future looks awesome

Crave's Michael Franco sets sail on Royal Caribbean's latest ship and gets treated to a tour of its high-tech features from virtual balconies to power robots.

By November 17, 2014