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propulsion

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Motorcycle gets spacecraft propulsion parts

Spacecraft manufacturer XCOR comes up with an unusual two-wheeled way to test some critical bearing components from its rocket propellant piston pump.

By May. 4, 2012

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Rocket scientist aims to relaunch propulsion technology

Rocket propulsion hasn't changed much in decades, but a group of young scientists think that beamed microwave energy could power a new generation of rockets, leading to lower costs and opening space to a wide range of new businesses.

By Oct. 20, 2010

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X-Prize winner E-Tracer powered by AC Propulsion electric-drive system

X-Tracer, who competed with the E-Tracer 7002 in the X-Prize, will receive $2.5 million. The E-Tracer is powered by an AC Propulsion electric drive system.

By Sep. 16, 2010

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Photos: Rover prototypes at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Before constructing the actual rovers that are sent into space, NASA scientists develop prototype bots to experiment with hardware and software. These devices were on display at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory open house in Pasadena, Calif., on May 4, 2008.

8 Images May. 5, 2008

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Apple patents mid-air flip technology for protecting phones

The technology would allow a phone to flip in mid-air to make shattered screens a thing of the past.

By Oct. 10, 2013

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'Asteroid to hit Earth' story goes up on CNN, people believe it

A user posts a fake news piece to CNN's iReport news hub. It stays live for 22 hours before someone realizes it must surely not be true.

By May. 27, 2014

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GE releases instructions for 3D-printable jet engine

If you head over to Thingiverse, you can get instructions for a hand-cranked, 3D-printable jet engine, courtesy of GE.

By Jul. 21, 2014

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Watch the video NASA transmitted to Earth on a laser beam

The space agency says the achievement is like "a person aiming a laser pointer at the end of a human hair 30 feet away and keeping it there while walking."

By Jun. 6, 2014

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Mark Rademaker: Designing a warp drive space ship for NASA

For some years now, NASA's Harold White has been working on the possibility of a warp drive engine. This is the concept ship that might be powered by that engine.

By Jun. 11, 2014

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New species of microbe thrives in spacecraft clean rooms

An extremely rare microbe pops up in two different spacecraft clean rooms, one in Florida and one in South America.

By Nov. 7, 2013