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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


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


PlayStation CPU powering probe travelling toward Pluto

The original PlayStation's CPU is powering the New Horizons space probe.

By July 14, 2015


Cool 10,000-piece Lego Millennium Falcon has got it where it counts

Singapore-based Titans Creations has re-created the iconic Star Wars space freighter in exacting detail using Lego bricks, minifigs and custom LEDs.

By May 13, 2015


Bill Nye, Neil deGrasse Tyson explain why you should support solar sailing

The Planetary Society gets ready to launch its LightSail -- which travels via photon bombardment -- with the help of a Kickstarter campaign.

By May 12, 2015


Messenger probe ends mission with crash into Mercury

The space probe has spent the past four years collecting and beaming back data from the planet closest to the sun.

By April 30, 2015


'Star Wars' theme makes a dozen movie and TV scenes even more epic

It looks like every single moment in movie and TV history can be improved with a blast of brass, as demonstrated in 12 new videos from Slate.

By April 24, 2015


This 3D printed shoe looks insane, could be the future of fashion (Tomorrow Daily 143)

An Italian manufacturer is touting its "rapid prototyping" process, which may make it faster than ever for designers to create new looks and products. Based on the colorful samples, though, we think futuristic haute couture is still too weird for most shoppers.

By March 12, 2015


"Rapid prototyping" futuristic fashion looks really weird (Tomorrow Daily 143)

On today's show, we discuss why tiny thrusters could be a big deal for satellites, how a group of Netflix employees got the service to work on an NES console and how future fashion might work via "rapid prototyping."

By March 12, 2015


SpaceX overcomes thruster problems with cargo ship

After more than six hours of suspense, engineers are optimistic they've resolved trouble with thrusters on the Dragon cargo ship, clearing the way for a rendezvous with the International Space Station.

By March 1, 2013