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Incoming! Chinese rocket engine punches hole in house

And you thought living by the airport was bad...Some residents of China get a new ventilation system in their home courtesy of a spent rocket engine.

By August 31, 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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Rocket League sells 1 million copies on Steam

In all, the game has been downloaded more than 5 million times.

By August 27, 2015

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Spending a night in Japan's robot-staffed hotel

CBS' Seth Doane reports from Nagasaki, Japan, where a hotel staffed entirely by robots opened this month.

By July 23, 2015

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NASA tests the 'Ferrari of rocket engines' for mission to Mars

The RS-25 engine for NASA's new Space Launch System rocket makes current jet engines look like "a wind-up toy."

By August 13, 2015

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Rocket-science-based showerhead soaking up the cash on Kickstarter

The mist-producing, water-saving Nebia showerhead has already been backed by Apple's Tim Cook. Now it's making a splash on Kickstarter as well.

By August 12, 2015

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Chunk of a rocket washes up on Florida beach

You have to be careful where you swim these days. You just might bump into a piece of a European rocket.

By August 4, 2015

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Amazon Prime steps up to battle Netflix in Japan

Amazon has announced it will bring video streaming to Amazon Prime customers in Japan, just days after Netflix announced it was partnering with a local telecommunications provider in the country.

By August 27, 2015

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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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Mt. Gox bitcoin chief Mark Karpeles arrested in Japan

Karpeles is accused of tampering with financial records to inflate his bank account by $1 million -- and a former employee has ended his silence over the Mt. Gox debacle.

By August 3, 2015