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Survey finds fewer near-Earth asteroids than once thought

Researchers have now spotted more than 90 percent of the so-called "planet buster" asteroids in nearby orbits and none poses a threat to Earth. But thousands of midsize bodies remain to be found.

By September 29, 2011

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Cloak's on you: Scientists create 'invisible' object

By scattering microwaves with plasmonic materials, University of Texas researchers achieve "three-dimensional cloaking," one step closer to rending something transparent in visible light.

By January 26, 2012

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HP to connect objects and people, sensitively

HP announced a new MEMS accelerometer that is 1,000 times more sensitive than existing products on the market.

By November 5, 2009

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Earth in crossfire on NASA hazardous asteroid map

Earth is near the center of a tangled mass of potentially hazardous asteroids. But there's little to worry about.

By August 13, 2013

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Dangerous but beautiful: An asteroid we still don't want to meet

NASA camera snaps image of the potentially hazardous near-Earth object known as 1998 KN3 as it makes its way past the Orion Nebula.

By August 26, 2013

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Canada orbits suitcase-size camera to hunt asteroids

With its small telescope, the Near-Earth Object Surveillance Satellite is looking for space rocks that could devastate our planet.

By February 26, 2013

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Odds of dying from an asteroid strike: 1 in 74,817,414

Scientists estimate there are around 500,000 near-Earth asteroids the size of 2012 DA14, and less than 1 percent have been discovered.

By February 15, 2013

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By March 27, 2002

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Tiny planet extends the borders of our Solar System

A dwarf planet out beyond Pluto has been found orbiting our sun — and there may be another planet 10 times the size of Earth.

By March 26, 2014

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Scientists spot another planet straight out of 'Star Wars'

Researchers believe they've found the first rocky, Earth-like exoplanet to orbit a distant binary star system. That's good news for the search for habitable worlds, not to mention real-life analogs to the "Star Wars" universe.

By July 6, 2014