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near-space

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Have your ashes dropped from near space to return as snow

A new company called Mesoloft will rocket your ashes to near space, where they will likely traverse the globe before becoming the seeds of raindrops and snowflakes.

By October 17, 2014

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Tomorrow Daily 071: Ashes in space, a big 'Avengers' prop for RDJ, and nuclear fusion reactors

Lockheed Martin claims they've made a breakthrough in fusion technology, and may be able to build a fusion reactor the size of a shipping container someday. It's decades away from becoming a reality (if it even happens at all), but we're still intrigued by the concept.

By October 20, 2014

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Space whiskey returning to Earth soon (hurry, please)

Vials of whiskey were sent to space in 2011 as part of an experiment aboard the ISS. Now the sweet spirits are coming home, and Crave's Eric Mack says they can't get back fast enough.

By August 29, 2014

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'Space' tourism goes ballooning for $75,000 a head

You won't confuse World View's near-space balloon rides with a trip to the International Space Station, but the views will still be incredible.

By October 23, 2013

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Correction: YouTube engineers' Emmy award

Felix Baumgartner's near-space balloon jump used 5 terabits of network capacity, not terabytes.

Read the updated story here.

By October 21, 2013

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Cat videos lead to Emmy for YouTube engineers

The video site's engineering masters earn an Emmy award for processing and delivering the vast majority of the Internet's streaming videos.

By October 21, 2013

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Raspberry Pi-powers DIY autonomous underwater vehicle

Built by a team of engineering undergraduates from Singapore, the robotic vessel dubbed Coconut Pi uses both the Raspberry Pi and Arduino.

By April 10, 2013

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Will DARPA's 13,000-mph plane fly?

The Falcon HTV-2 was expected to glide through the upper atmosphere at speeds up to Mach 20, but the flight ended prematurely in the Pacific.

By August 11, 2011

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Motorola Droid goes to the edges of space

An educational nonprofit sends a Motorola Droid to the outer reaches of the atmosphere. Also, this post will have zero C-3PO jokes.

By August 16, 2010