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thrusters

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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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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

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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

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'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

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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

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"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

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Four NASA spacecraft search for secrets of magnetic explosions

A phenomenon known as magnetic reconnection releases crazy amounts of energy around our planet. NASA now has a way to study it in more detail than ever.

By March 13, 2015

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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

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Google Lunar XPrize: Blasting off with Moon Express at Kennedy Space Center

Moon Express is gunning for the $20 million Google Lunar XPrize. We went down to Florida to watch a test of the team's lunar lander and to get an early look at its historic new facility.

By January 22, 2015

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SpaceX's X-wing rocket to attempt pinpoint landing on floating sea platform

The mission may be like "trying to balance a rubber broomstick on your hand in the middle of a wind storm," but SpaceX could make rocket history. If it can get this rocket off the ground.

By January 5, 2015