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Rosetta's lost lander drills into comet as battery drains

The Rosetta mission's successful comet landing turns bittersweet as the Philae lander ekes out as much science as possible before losing power and slipping into sleep.

By November 14, 2014

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FCC chairman on schools: Basic connectivity is now inadequate

Chairman Tom Wheeler makes his case for higher-speed Internet access in schools, proposing a plan to increase the monthly fee in phone bills by 16 cents to cover new investment.

By November 17, 2014

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The reason Mars One colonists could die will surprise you

Humans could begin moving to Mars as soon as 2024 as part of an ambitious Dutch reality-TV/space-exploration project, but a few MIT students say it might not be so simple.

By October 9, 2014

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What the iPad needs next

Apple's 2014 iPad will undoubtedly debut soon, but will it really change the formula enough to make people want a new one? Here's a wish list of what could help the most.

By October 10, 2014

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Making the long trip to Mars? Let NASA put you in a deep sleep

NASA's looking for innovative ways to get a manned crew safely to the Red Planet. Could deep sleep hold the key to success?

By October 6, 2014

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NASA taps SpaceX, Boeing to carry astronauts to space

In the return of human space flight for the US, NASA awards both private aerospace companies a combined total of $6.8 billion.

By September 16, 2014

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Android One: Google's push to rule the smartphone world

The search giant is aiming to bring phones that cost less than $100 to "the next five billion" in the emerging markets. First stop: India.

By September 15, 2014

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NASA flying first zero-gravity 3D printer into space

Printers in space! Astronauts on the space station may not have to wait for the next resupply mission if they can print out needed parts right onboard.

By September 3, 2014

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What I want to see in the iPhone 6

Apple's next evolution of the iPhone is nearly here. But what does it really need? This is my wish list.

By August 26, 2014

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Vexed in the city: Tech's fraught transformation of San Francisco 2014

The city once known for the summer of love is now dealing with a different kind of emotion. An influx of thousands of techies is feeding an unprecedented economic boom -- and generating a whole lot of angst.

By August 20, 2014