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Google Doodle lifts off for a parachute jump

It's the 216th anniversary of the landmark descent to Paris by a very brave Frenchman. Today's interactive doodle lets you get in on the action.

By Oct. 22, 2013

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Parachute failure only blemish in successful Ares test flight

Despite a parachute failure, NASA officials say the experimental Ares I-X rocket performed as well or better than computer modeling predicted during its six-minute test flight.

By Oct. 30, 2009

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Restaurant uses parachutes, PayPal to deliver sandwiches

If your restaurant is on the seventh floor and your customers are down on the street, how do you get them their food quickly and efficiently? Throw it out the window of course.

By Mar. 21, 2014

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Fired Yahoo COO De Castro made more than Marissa

Henrique De Castro has sailed away from the company on one of the biggest golden parachute packages ever. And apart from that, his total compensation was reportedly larger than even Yahoo CEO Mayer's.

By Jan. 18, 2014

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Meteorite whizzes by skydiver, gets caught on tape

A Norwegian skydiver appears to have an extremely close call with a falling meteorite, which fortunately wasn't on fire at the time.

By Apr. 4, 2014

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BASE jumper's terrifying 1,000-foot fall caught on GoPro

Extreme-sports junkie Matthew Gough's parachute malfunctioned, but he sustained only minor injuries while catching his entire, horrifying descent on a helmet cam.

By May. 21, 2013

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Pizza made to survive 3 years, 50-foot drops

Next year, soldiers in the field could enjoy pizzas in a pouch that last much longer than that pie you stuffed under the couch last weekend.

By Feb. 14, 2014

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We drive the fastest Skoda in the world

They say Skodas are slow, but not this one. This Skoda Octavia vRS can hit 227.080 mph. Really.

By Aug. 14, 2013

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Google's April Fools' prank puts Pokemon in the real world

The search giant's latest addition to its Maps smartphone app includes 150 "catchable" Pokemon, part of a hoax we can only hope foreshadows augmented reality uses down the line.

By Mar. 31, 2014

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Cold War secrets: Spy satellite photos lost at sea, then saved

Photos newly released by the CIA show how the Navy pulled off one of the deepest undersea salvage efforts ever and retrieved spy images of Soviet sub bases and missile silos.

By Aug. 10, 2012