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Is NASA one step closer to warp drive?

NASA is reportedly working on technology that could take us to the moon faster than a cross-country flight.

By April 29, 2015

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Wayward Russian spacecraft could hit Earth Friday

After a failed space station supply mission, the out-of-control cargo ship (or what's left of it) could crash down soon. Where pieces may end up is almost anyone's guess.

By May 6, 2015

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Bezos' space company tests suborbital rocket

Blue Origin pulls off its first unmanned test flight from a site in west Texas. The spacecraft, which reached an altitude of 58 miles, is designed to become a reusable vehicle for space tourists someday.

By April 30, 2015

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Chevy takes a look at the future of autonomous driving in China

At the Shanghai auto show, Chevrolet unveiled its FNR concept, an electric autonomous vehicle designed in China as an exploration of the future of personal transport.

By April 21, 2015

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Fire the electrospray thrusters! Tiny module could drive small satellites

A new propulsion system from MIT spinout Accion uses tiny chips and a salt solution to generate enough thrust to jostle satellites in space.

By March 11, 2015

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NASA to steal boulder from asteroid to test Earth-defense technique

The space agency has just announced plans to fly to an asteroid, snag a boulder, fly back toward Earth and put the rock in orbit around the moon. Because science.

By March 26, 2015

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Opportunity runs marathon on Mars, only takes 11 years

NASA's plucky old rover Opportunity reached a new milestone by topping a marathon distance on Mars.

By March 25, 2015

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Terminator draws closer with shape-shifting liquid metal motor

Using gallium, a metal with a very low melting point, researchers have developed a self-powered, shape-shifting liquid metal motor.

By March 12, 2015

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NASA's Dawn becomes first spacecraft to orbit a dwarf planet

The Dawn space probe will take a much closer look at Ceres' mystery lights now that it is in orbit around the protoplanet.

By March 6, 2015

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New Curiosity rover selfie makes Mars the star of the snapshot

Curiosity's latest self-portrait shows the plucky machine surrounded by Mars landscape details, including Mount Sharp, cliffs and the crater rim.

By February 25, 2015