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Villainous James Bond-inspired laser watch blasts through plastic

He's created an Iron Man wrist-mounted rocket launcher and a Spider-man web launcher. Now, laser enthusiast Patrick Priebe channels James Bond.

By November 21, 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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'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

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Japan's ISS Kirobo robot is lonely in space

The humanoid robot created to keep astronauts on the International Space Station company seems to have caught a case of intergalactic ennui. Cheer up, Kirobo!

By September 2, 2014

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Japan is building a robot that can play baseball

A series of technologies developed by a robot lab in Japan are all going towards the creation of a humanoid baseball-bot.

By November 13, 2014

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Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin to make rocket engine for Boeing, Lockheed Martin

Amazon CEO's aerospace company enters into a partnership with the United Launch Alliance to develop BE-4, a rocket engine to replace Russian-made launch jets.

By September 17, 2014

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Buy a spare Mars Viking lander project rocket engine

Get a head start on building your very own 1970s-style Mars orbiter by snapping up an engine built for NASA's Viking project.

By September 16, 2014