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Modern Santa sleigh stocked with rocket boosters, GPS

It's about time Santa emerged from the dark ages of sleigh technology and embraced a high-tech, gadget-filled sleigh built for speed and comfort.

By December 15, 2014

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A skull, a flipper and a rocket car: A year in 3D printing

While there were many technological advances in 2014, Crave's Michael Franco believes the year belongs to 3D printing. Here's why.

By December 18, 2014

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Rocket fans successfully launch porta-potty into the sky

A group of Michigan rocket enthusiasts strap a rocket to a porta potty and launch it skyward. Because, why not?

By December 8, 2014

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Feel the Antares rocket explosion in close-up, lens-shattering footage

New video footage from October's accidental explosion of an Antares rocket shows the intense force felt at the launch pad.

By November 24, 2014

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SpaceX rocket explodes. ('Rockets are tricky,' says Elon Musk)

After a malfunction during a test flight, a Falcon 9 Reusable rocket built by Musk's firm explodes over McGregor, Texas.

By August 23, 2014

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Watch man trounce a Ferrari on his 207 mph rocket bike

That's right. Swiss François Gissy put a rocket on his bicycle, got up to an insane speed and left a Ferrari in the dust. And you can watch.

By November 10, 2014

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Engine failure suspected in explosion of unmanned rocket

Company tasked with resupplying the International Space Station says it may replace the decades-old, Soviet-made engines for future launches.

By November 5, 2014

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Tomorrow Daily 077: The Antares rocket explosion, ferrofluid art, and hydrogel robot muscles

The Antares rocket barely lifted off before "disassembling" and exploding just above its launchpad...but while it can feel truly disheartening, we try to remind ourselves space travel is tough, and failure is a natural part of the scientific process.

By October 29, 2014

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Tomorrow Daily 095: Japan crowns the worst robot ever, an interactive zombie movie, and more

German company ThyssenKrupp claims it was inspired by Star Trek's turbolifts when creating the concept for its MULTI elevator concept, which will ferry passengers via a dual-axis design. If that's not crazy enough, check out the wacky buildings TK believes will house those elevators.

By December 2, 2014

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'That's rocket science': See adults try to do fifth-grade math

Grown-ups attempt and fail to remember how to solve math problems from their childhood. Can you find the common denominators?

By September 25, 2014