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Former Planetary Resources exec raises $3.1M for Booster, a secretive new transportation startup
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An Inside Look at the Construction of NASA's Next Mission to Mars

Preparations for NASA’s next mission to Mars are kicking into high gear. And the technology the space agency is building for the Martian lander slated to launch in 2016 is enough to make science fiction fans foam at the mouth.
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Which is More Technologically Advanced–Star Wars or Star Trek?

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The city of Seattle saw a robotic population explosion this week as the 2015 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) descended on the Washington State Convention Center. The IEEE Robotics and Automation Society’s flagship conference ran the gamut of all things robotic, from showcases of new technology to forums on government policies as they relate to robotics.
The city of Seattle saw a robotic population explosion this week as the 2015 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) descended on the Washington State Convention Center.
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Tubular plasma structures found in Earth's magnetosphere

The Earth's magnetosphere hosts a variety of odd geometric shapes, including arcing tubes of plasma.
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Looking to free your PC? Check out our favorite Linux distributions

There are numerous Linux distros out there to suit your needs. Here's a round up of the best ones currently available.
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AMD's New Desktop APU Is A 12-Core Monster

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The Incredible Calculations That Keep Google's Internet Project Loon Aloft

When we last checked in on Project Loon—Google’s moonshot project to blanket the world with internet-packing weather balloons—one had just circumnavigated the globe in a very quick 22 days. I just attended a talk at Google I/O and got some more info about the challenges the team faces in making this wild-ass project happen.
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Black Holes Broadcast Galactic Collisions In Epic Plasma Radio Bursts

You’d probably get upset if somebody ran smack into you on the street, or plowed into your car. Whatever sort of fuss you’d raise, however, pales miserably in comparison to the epic cosmic scream of supermassive black holes when their host galaxies collide.
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SanDisk packed 128GB into a USB 3.0 drive the size of a dime

Do you need a USB 3.0 drive the size of your thumbnail or a pocketable SSD? Doubtful, but you’re probably going to like SanDisk’s new drives just the same. The Ultra Fit USB ...
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Microsoft starts prompting Windows 7 and Windows 8 users to ‘reserve’ their free Windows 10 upgrade


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Daimler promises to launch its own line of home batteries to take on Tesla

Closely related to the battery packs found in Daimler's EVs and hybrids, the home batteries will go on sale across Germany next month.
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