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Flash back 50 years to first moon image by a US spacecraft

Way back in 1964, the planet Earth got a lot closer to the moon thanks to a successful NASA spacecraft mission.

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Close-up of first comet to give a ride around the sun

An ESA spacecraft nears its target, a comet the Philae lander will saddle up to for a ride around our nearest star.

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Smart glasses for the blind and mosquito tracker compete for Google backing

Ten contenders enter the Google Impact Challenge, proposing new technology that will help people around the world.

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Zebrafish neural activity: Beautiful and mesmerising

For the first time, researchers have captured footage of a complete zebrafish brain while the animal was actively seeing.

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Boeing unveiled the 787-10 Dreamliner at the Paris Air Show today.

Boeing to build 787-10 Dreamliners in South Carolina

The aviation giant assembles other 787s in both Washington and South Carolina, but it decided the 787-10 will be built exclusively in the South.

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Diver's delight: From oil rig to teeming fish habitat

The Rigs to Reefs program has transformed 450 oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico into reefs that host teeming fish populations. CNET Road Trip 2014 dove a rig for an up-close look.

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In the Gulf of Mexico, from oil rigs to fish havens (pictures)

All around the Gulf, old oil rigs have been transformed into marine habitats. CNET Road Trip 2014 dives deep under the surface to check out the Rigs to Reefs program.

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Driverless cars to hit UK roads in January

The UK government has approved trials of self-driving cars on public roads next year.

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Gaia satellite begins 3D-mapping the galaxy

​The largest digital camera ever sent into space is beginning its quest to map the Milky Way, surveying a billion stars with nearly a billion pixels.

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Man-made 'breathing' leaf is an oxygen factory for space travel

An artificial leaf converts water and light to oxygen, and that's good news for road-tripping to places beyond Earth.

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Summer's best meteor showers streak night skies

Just in time for the new moon, the Delta Aquarid showers peak on Monday and Tuesday and the Perseid showers start to get under way.

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Mars rover Opportunity breaks record for miles roamed

The extraterrestrial robot rolls 25 miles across the Red Planet, breaking a more than 40-year-old record for off-Earth mileage.

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