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SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket explodes minutes after launch

An unmanned rocket carrying 4,000 pounds of cargo to resupply the International Space Station suffered launch failure.

By June 28, 2015

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Godzilla is Japan's newest, most imposing citizen

The fine folks of Tokyo's Shinjuku ward have welcomed a famous new resident. The fictional monster Godzilla, who lives atop a movie theater in Shinjuku, gets residency papers.

By June 3, 2015

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iOS 8.4 update brings Apple Music, Beats 1 radio

Apple's streaming music service arrives Tuesday, and reports on the next iPhone point to Force Touch screens. Also, Facebook adds Snapchat-like photo tools to the main app.

By June 29, 2015

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NASA makes music video for its huge new Mars rocket

The space agency wants to pump up public anticipation for its new Space Launch System, so it finds a sweet bass line to help.

By June 10, 2015

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Here's how to make mini 'rockets' out of tea bags

DIY guru DaveHax is back with another one fun but pointless project. Here, he makes miniature "rockets" out of nothing more than a standard tea bag. Remember, safety first.

By February 24, 2015

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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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Houston Rockets cause outrage with horseshoot tweet

Technically Incorrect: After defeating the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA playoffs, whoever mans the Houston Rockets Twitter account decides to mimic a horse being shot by a gun.

By April 28, 2015

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Japanese government wants fully-functioning toilets in elevators (Tomorrow Daily 191)

When earthquakes strike Japan, elevator passengers are often trapped with no way to relieve themselves, which is why the toilet industry wants to figure out flushable toilets in elevators. It's a great idea, and some must wish it happened sooner.

By June 9, 2015

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The world's first 3D-printed, battery powered rocket engine destined for space

New Zealand-based Rocket Lab has built a rocket engine that's not only 3D-printed -- it uses electric motors to drive the turbopumps.

By April 15, 2015

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Jeff Bezos' rocket company to start suborbital test flights this year

After an extensive series of test flights, Blue Origin hopes to begin launching people, payloads or both as a commercial endeavor.

By April 7, 2015