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NASA contemplates high-flying 'windbots' for exploring gas giants

Turbulence is often a problem for aircraft. NASA researchers, however, are now thinking it might be just the way to power probes sent to explore Jupiter and Saturn.

By July 23, 2015

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Google takes next-gen autonomous cars to the streets

Google has begun testing its latest generation of self-driving cars on public streets around its Mountain View headquarters.

By June 25, 2015

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Rosetta and Dawn: Why the landmark spacecraft will have very different fates

Two iconic spacecraft are approaching the end of their missions, but plans for their final resting places are very different. Crave's Eric Mack considers why.

By June 23, 2015

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Is this the world's most adorable octopus?

An as-yet undescribed species of octopus is just so gosh-darn cute that it may be named for its charms.

By June 18, 2015

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How many AA batteries would it take to power the Death Star?

CNET finds out first in a fascinating new infographic that sums up the power needs of various gear from "Star Wars" in very 21st-century terms.

By June 16, 2015

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Take a fascinating flight around dwarf planet Ceres in new NASA video

Using a series of photos captured by the Dawn spacecraft, along with the addition of a background star field, NASA has created a fun trip around Ceres.

By June 8, 2015

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NASA spacecraft spots glass on Mars

The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has found something on Mars that might help in the search for past life on the Red Planet.

By June 8, 2015

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Take your GoPro on a dive with this Seawolf remote control sub

If you fancy shooting an underwater adventure, take your action camera out for a spin with TTRobotix's Seawolf remote control submarine.

By June 3, 2015

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Uh-oh! Bill Nye's solar spacecraft needs a reboot

The experimental LightSail spacecraft has lost communication with Earth due to a software glitch. So far, attempts to initiate a reboot have been unsuccessful.

By May 29, 2015

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Most luminous galaxy glows like 300 trillion suns, says NASA

Someone left a bright nightlight on in the universe. One of NASA's spacecrafts located the shiniest galaxy ever discovered.

By May 22, 2015