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The fastest star in the galaxy propelled by thermonuclear supernova

A speeding star is the fastest such object in the Milky Way -- and researchers believe that a supernova sent it on its way.

By March 11, 2015

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Robo-turtle gets a new 3D-printed face

An injured sea turtle had its deeply damaged jaws repaired with 3D-printed prosthetics.

By May 19, 2015

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Disney to open Indiana Jones restaurant and bar (snake-free, we hope)

Luckily, insects and monkey brains won't be on the menu at Jock Lindsey's Hangar Bar, opening this fall at Walt Disney World. "Rolling Boulder Meatballs" will be, however.

By May 18, 2015

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Stamp-size thrusters could propel small satellites into space

Satellites the size of a Rubik's Cube could explore distant planets, thanks to tiny ion thrusters that could help reduce the cost of space missions.

By October 25, 2013

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Drone carrying 3 kilos of meth crashes near US-Mexico border

Tijuana shoppers experience a close encounter of an illegal kind after a drug-smuggling drone crash-lands in a store parking lot.

By January 22, 2015

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Forget hybrid cars, hybrid airplanes are the next big thing

Researchers from Cambridge University have teamed up with Boeing to build and successfully test the world's first hybrid airplane engine.

By January 20, 2015

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Why our drone future is for real -- someday

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos wants to ship goods using unmanned aircraft. Some are skeptical, others nervous, but drones already are improving the way we live.

By December 16, 2014

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Underwater robot reveals the mysteries of Antarctic ice

An underwater robot has been used to produce the first detailed, high-resolution 3D maps of Antarctic sea ice.

By November 24, 2014

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Sikorsky S-97 helicopter shoots for speed with unusual design

It's not every day you see a helicopter that looks like this. But that unconventional rotor placement will help drive the S-97's exceptional speed.

By October 3, 2014

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Can an armadillo paper airplane fly? Autodesk says yes

Autodesk researchers have developed a Pteromys, a tool that lets anyone design a paper airplane that will fly, no matter how outlandish.

By August 9, 2014