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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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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

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Amazon delivery drones edge closer to reality

CEO Jeff Bezos tells shareholders that the company already flight-tested several generations of unmanned aerial vehicles and is in the design phase for future generations.

By April 10, 2014

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iPhone 5 propels iOS ahead of Android on U.S. smartphones

During the 12 weeks ended October 28, Apple's iOS nabbed a 48.1 percent smartphone market share, compared to Android's 46.7 percent. But overseas, it's a different story.

By November 27, 2012

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The P-8A Poseidon adventure begins for the Navy

There's a new sub-hunter in town: the US Navy's P-8A Poseidon, just now taking to the air to replace the venerable P-3C Orion. And soon it'll have a drone deputy.

By March 2, 2014

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Drone deliveries get off the ground in Dubai

The United Arab Emirates plans to deliver official documents via 18-inch, four-propeller, unmanned aerial drones that come equipped with fingerprint and eye-recognition security systems.

By February 10, 2014

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Netflix takes a jab at Amazon with 'Drone 2 Home' spoof video

In a satirical YouTube video, the on-demand DVD video service announces that a "fleet of high-tech drones will deliver your disk to you within mere seconds of you adding it to your queue."

By February 25, 2014