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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

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Boston Dynamics' Atlas is terrible at karate

Boston Dynamics' humanoid Atlas robot has been programmed to perform the iconic 'Karate Kid' crane kick on a tower of cinder blocks.

By November 11, 2014

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Secret compartment in The Popcorn Bowl makes for a nice plot twist

The Popcorn Bowl from UncommonGoods strains unpopped kernels like a colander. The movie-night essential has its own back story.

By October 9, 2014

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NASA's giant vibrating table: Like Magic Fingers for spacecraft tests

NASA is shaking things up in its preparations for future manned space flights with a 55,000-pound table designed to replicate the forces of a rocket during launch.

By October 6, 2014

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Robotic exosuit gives shipbuilders a strength boost

Shipyard workers in South Korea have been testing prototype exosuits to aid construction.

By August 4, 2014

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Tiny robots powered by living muscle tissue

Rather than hydraulic actuators, springs or hinges, these tiny "bio-bots" are powered by living muscle tissue.

By July 6, 2014

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Mark Hamill 'can't believe it's happening' as he returns to 'Star Wars'

Luke Skywalker himself says his return to "Star Wars" is an "unexpected gift," and promises it'll take more than a broken ankle to stop Harrison Ford.

By July 25, 2014