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Inventor gets off the ground with homemade jetpack

This 160-horsepower winged flying kit needs a runway to lift its pilot off the ground. It's just made its first hop.

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Felix Baumgartner in the hatch of his balloon-hoisted capsule, 24 miles above the Earth.

Baumgartner's supersonic freefall: Faster than you thought

Red Bull Stratos releases the final data from Felix Baumgartner's breathtaking skydive last October. Seems he got to Mach 1.25, not the woeful Mach 1.24 of the previous estimate.

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The capsule works alongside a belt that monitors skin temperature, pulse, and respiratory rate.

Aussie firefighters swallowing pills that read core body temp

The wireless capsule works alongside a belt that also tracks skin temperature, pulse, and respiration rate and is being used this year in the fight against bush fires in Australia.

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YouTube looks back at 2012 with eye on Sandy, Syria

Fixing its gaze on the news, the video site says 7,000 hours of news-related videos were uploaded to YouTube each day of the year.

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The Gangnam style craze grabbed the top spot among YouTube's most popular videos of 2012.

'Gangnam Style,' 'Barack vs Mitt' among YouTube's champs

The top trending videos of the year took us around the world with "Gangnam Style" and a rap of "Barack vs Mitt," and up into space with Felix Baumgartner's supersonic free fall.

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Felix Baumgartner exits his capsule at around 128,000 feet.

Felix Baumgartner goes supersonic

Austrian daredevil dives from 24 miles above Earth, breaking the sound barrier and also breaking a YouTube record for most concurrent live video streams.

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Mars radiation fine for humans, Curiosity finds

Initial readings of cosmic ray radiation on Mars suggest it's about the same as on the International Space Station. Now we just need a spaceship.

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Just one of the many views available in 100,000 Stars.

Zoom around the vast Milky Way in a browser

Forget about Google Earth and check out Google Galaxy. A Google Chrome Experiment lets you surf around our corner of the universe without all those years of pesky NASA training.

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Mars? It's too far away, people.

Felix Baumgartner: Mars is a waste of your tax dollars

In a strident interview, the Red Bull jumper says that the Curiosity rover money would be better spent by having more curiosity about our own Earth.

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Wait, that's a Surface, right?

At the Apple Store: Watching Geniuses watch the iPad Mini

While you were in the San Jose Cathedral or glued to your laptop, I wandered over to my local Apple store and basked in the Geniuses' ecstasy -- and agony -- over the iPad Mini.

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Felix Baumgartner reached 834mph during the 4 minute and 19 second free fall.

Watch the 24-mile skydive from Felix's point of view

The high-speed, high-altitude jump lacked one key angle during the live stream, but some sleuths have compiled near cosmic footage from Felix Baumgartner's chest-mounted camera.

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Jump, tiny Felix!

Relive the Stratos jump in breathtaking Lego form

A Felix Baumgartner Lego mini-fig takes a death-defying leap from a Lego Stratos capsule... and survives.

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