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This supersonic fingerprint scanner maps your sweat pores

High-frequency sound waves help this new scanning technology cut through grime, and make authenticating your identity with your finger more secure than ever.

By March 2, 2015

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​Startup lands $100 million to challenge smartphone superpowers Apple and Google

With a Firefox OS offshoot called H5OS, Acadine Technologies hopes to succeed where Microsoft and others have failed. A China-run backer has begun paying the bills.

By July 15, 2015

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Virgin Galactic again notches successful supersonic test flight

The third such test flight examined the spaceship's reaction control system and thermal protection.

By January 14, 2014

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Get up close and supersonic with Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo

Thanks to a new video shot from the tail of SpaceShipTwo, we can see what space tourism might look like, at least from the window view that $250,000 buys.

By September 6, 2013

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Virgin Galactic aircraft cruises to supersonic speeds

The commercial spaceline, co-owned by billionaire Richard Branson's Virgin Group, just pushed its flagship aircraft higher and faster than ever before in a second rocket-powered flight.

By September 5, 2013

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SpaceX getting ready for weather satellite launch

In addition to launching a weather station into space, the private space-exploration company will once again attempt to land the launch rocket on a barge.

By February 9, 2015

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The lovely 'ghost' of a dying star

As a white dwarf in the final throes of its life span, a dying star throws off a nebula known poetically -- if not entirely accurately -- as the 'Ghost of Jupiter'.

By February 2, 2015

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Elon Musk plans to build Hyperloop test track

The CEO of SpaceX and Tesla wants to speed up the development of 800-mph tube transport. He's willing to pay for testing -- most likely in Texas -- to make it happen.

By January 15, 2015

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Virgin Galactic to resume powered test flights

Virgin's commercial passenger space flight venture is soon to begin a new round of test flights for spaceliner SpaceShipTwo.

By October 19, 2014

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SpaceShipTwo fires rocket engine in supersonic flight

The space plane hits Mach 1.2 as Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson sees "full space flight" by the end of 2013.

By April 29, 2013