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Need a last-minute Halloween costume? Check out these 3D-printable getups

Still not sure what to be for Halloween this year? Don't worry -- thanks to miracles of modern technology, you can fabricate these costumes with a 3D printer.
October 29, 2021
3D printed Halloween costumes

Parrot’s 4G-connected Anafi Ai drone is the Google Maps car of the skies

Parrot's new 4G-connected Anafi Ai drone has no range limits and a powerful camera for breathtaking photography.
June 30, 2021
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Sony’s first drone, the Airpeak S1, rockets to 55 mph in just 3.5 seconds

Sony's first drone accelerates to 55mph in a blink-and-you-will-miss-it 3.5s, making it the fastest accelerating drone in the industry. Shame it costs $9,000.
June 10, 2021
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We’re going to the red planet! All the past, present, and future missions to Mars

A detailed list of all operational and planned missions to Mars, along with explanations of their objectives.
May 30, 2021

The 15 coolest gadgets at CES 2021

Just because CES 2021 has gone virtual doesn't mean there's a shortage of new tech to ogle. Here, we've rounded up some of the coolest gadgets shown so far.
January 15, 2021
Brink Bionics device

Sony built a drone that’s beefy enough to carry an Alpha series DSLR

Sony is arriving at CES 2021 with a bang, unveiling its first-ever drone: The Airpeak, which capable of carrying one of its DSLR Alpha cameras.
January 12, 2021
Sony's Airpeak drone

The best part of CES is missing this year, but there’s a silver lining

My favorite part of CES -- the crazy, chaotic mosh pit of startups known as Eureka Park -- has been canceled. What does that mean for the show?
January 9, 2021
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What to expect at CES: Fringe, futuristic, and emerging technology

What does CES 2021 have in store when it comes to weird, offbeat, and futuristic technology? It's hard to say this year, but we have some educated guesses.
January 7, 2021
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No batteries? No problem. These scavenger robots ‘eat’ metal to harvest energy

It's like eating an energizing snack bar. But for robots
April 15, 2020
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See what the Hubble Space Telescope snapped on your birthday

The powerful telescope is celebrating its 30th year in orbit.
April 15, 2020
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New coronavirus dashboard offers astonishingly detailed data by county

John's Hopkins University's new tracker offers highly granular information
April 14, 2020
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Even on Mars, the Curiosity rover needs to wash its hands

Cleanliness isn't only important on Earth. It matters on the Red Planet too
April 13, 2020
This image was taken by Left Navigation Camera onboard NASA's Mars rover Curiosity on Sol 2727.

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft to perform an asteroid sampling rehearsal

The craft will come within just 243 feet of asteroid Bennu
April 12, 2020
This artist’s concept shows the trajectory and configuration of NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft during Checkpoint rehearsal, which is the first time the mission will practice the initial steps for collecting a sample from asteroid Bennu.

Why is Saturn’s atmosphere so warm? Cassini data could explain

Auroras caused by solar winds seem to heat the atmosphere
April 12, 2020
This false-color composite image shows auroras (depicted in green) above the cloud tops of Saturn's south pole. The 65 observations used here were captured by Cassini's visual and infrared mapping spectrometer on Nov. 1, 2008.

NASA recruits gamers to help identify and map the world’s corals

The NeMO-Net game feeds data to NASA's Pleiades supercomputer
April 12, 2020
A user playing the new NeMO-Net game that helps NASA classify the world's coral from their own home

Mercury mission BepiColoumbo takes its final glimpse of Earth

The craft snaps a parting image as it heads toward Mercury
April 12, 2020
Mercury orbiter BepiColombo

Watch SpaceX practice an emergency escape from its Crew Dragon capsule

The first manned test flight of the capsule is scheduled for May
April 11, 2020
On Friday, April 3, 2020, NASA and SpaceX completed an end-to-end demonstration of the teams' ability to safely evacuate crew members from the Fixed Service Structure during an emergency situation at Launch Complex 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Mark 50th anniversary of Apollo 13 launch by reliving events in real time

NASA releases audio that hasn't been heard since the 1970s
April 11, 2020
The crewmembers of the Apollo 13 mission

How NASA’s VIPER rover will tackle the problem of moon dust

The abrasive, electrically charged dust particles stick to everything
April 11, 2020
Robotics engineer Jason Schuler performs a preliminary test to prepare for dust testing of various seals for the wheel motors on NASA’s Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover, or VIPER

Mars Helicopter attached to Perseverance Rover ahead of launch

The tiny helicopter will be the first to fly on another planet
April 11, 2020
The Mars Helicopter and its Mars Helicopter Delivery System were attached to the Perseverance Mars rover at Kennedy Space Center on April 6, 2020. The helicopter will be deployed about two-and-a-half months after Perseverance lands.

NASA wants your help designing a mini payload for moon exploration

Design a mini rover for the Honey, I Shrunk the NASA Payload challenge
April 10, 2020
The JPL-led challenge is seeking tiny payloads no larger than a bar of soap for a miniaturized Moon rover.

Need a haircut? Professional barbers can guide you through the whole process

What better time to learn to cut hair over video chat?
April 9, 2020
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New Jersey cops use speaker-drones to help enforce pandemic lockdown

The drones have been deployed in the U.S. following similar action in Europe.
April 9, 2020
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Watch Rocket Lab’s helicopter catch a dummy rocket in midair

The company wants to perfect the feat for its reusable rocket system
April 9, 2020
A helicopter plucks a dummy booster from the sky during a test run by Rocket Lab in 2020.

Psychologists say using emojis is more important than ever right now. Seriously

Peppering your work emails with emojis will improve communication
April 8, 2020
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3D printing lets hospitals make ventilator substitutes with common equipment

Could this help with the current shortage of ventilators?
April 8, 2020
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Nuro’s driverless delivery pod greenlighted for California trial

The latest version of Nuro's pod has more cargo space but a smaller footprint
April 8, 2020
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SpaceX Dragon spacecraft completes final mission ahead of crewed launch

Next up, the Crew Dragon, which will carry astronauts to the space station
April 8, 2020
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Mayo Clinic is using autonomous shuttle buses to transport COVID-19 tests

Self-driving vehicles are helping overworked hospital staff
April 7, 2020
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This Borderlands 3 minigame will help map the bacteria in your gut

It's citizen science -- but not like you've seen before
April 7, 2020
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How to watch the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft depart the ISS today

It will carry scientific experiments back from space to Earth
April 7, 2020
SpaceX's Dragon resupply ship slowly approaches the orbiting lab as both spacecraft were orbiting 258 miles above the Mediterranean Sea Dec. 9, 2019. Filled with more than 4,000 pounds of valuable scientific experiments and other cargo, Dragon is now set to leave the International Space Station Monday, April 6.

Mysterious drone tells New Yorkers to socially distance during pandemic

No one seems to know where the speaker-drone came from
April 7, 2020
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Boeing to attempt second Starliner test flight after bungled debut mission

It probably won't take place until the fall at the earliest
April 7, 2020
Starliner

Tesla shows how it’s using EV parts to build ventilators

The design uses components of the Model 3, including the infotainment system
April 6, 2020
Engineering update on the Tesla ventilator

Meet the sci-fi startup building computer chips with real biological neurons

Cortical Labs is building neural networks with a notable difference
April 6, 2020
Cortical Labs

Joint Mission to Mercury makes a ‘goodbye flyby’ of Earth

BepiColombo will get a gravity assist from Earth this week
April 5, 2020
BepiColombo cartoon characters 'hug' Earth ahead of the spacecraft's flyby, scheduled on 10 April.

Hubble may have found the ‘missing link’ in black hole formation

Discovery is the best evidence yet of an intermediate-mass black hole
April 5, 2020
artist’s impression depicts a star being torn apart by an intermediate-mass black hole

The largest astronomical project on the planet shut down due to coronavirus

ALMA and the VLT are among the telescopes affected
April 5, 2020
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NASA wants to launch a set of six mini spacecraft to observe the sun

They'll study how solar storms form using radio imaging
April 4, 2020
A new NASA mission called SunRISE will study what drives solar particle storms - giant surges of solar particles that erupt off of the Sun - as depicted in this illustration. Understanding how such storms affect interplanetary space can help protect spacecraft and astronauts.

NASA lays out plans for building a long-term moon base

It could be used to research technologies for a mission to Mars
April 4, 2020
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NASA’s WFIRST telescope has a new approach to the hunt for exoplanets

It will use microlensing to spot small, distant planets
April 4, 2020
Artist’s illustration of the WFIRST spacecraft.

NASA’s Perseverance rover’s new wheels can grip and better withstand rocks

It sports gently curved treads as opposed to Curiosity's chevron treads
April 4, 2020
Three of the six flight wheels that will travel to Mars can be seen attached to NASA's Perseverance rover (which is inverted on a handling fixture) on March 30, 2020 at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The protective antistatic foil covering the wheels will be removed before launch this summer.

IBM turned its Jeopardy-winning A.I. into the world’s smartest COVID-19 chatbot

It goes from beating us at quiz shows to answering essential questions
April 3, 2020
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Another SpaceX Starship prototype destroyed during pressure test

It passed an ambient pressure test but buckled during cryo pressure testing
April 3, 2020
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Watch the James Webb Space Telescope deploy its massive origami mirror

The mirror is 6.5 meters across and folds up to fit into a rocket
April 3, 2020
Deployment tests like these help safeguard mission success by physically demonstrating that NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope is able to move and unfold as intended.

Most art galleries are closed, but you can still tour this one — with a robot

Is this the answer to enjoying the museum experience while on lockdown?
April 2, 2020
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NASA reveals how many Americans applied to become an astronaut

The successful candidates could bag a trip to the moon, and even beyond
April 2, 2020
astronaut mobile game contest

How risky is air travel right now? A new supercomputer model has answers

Researchers' computer models offer guidance on infection risks during air travel
April 1, 2020
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NASA’s Mars helicopter spins blades for last time before launch

Autonomous helicopter will become the first aircraft to fly on another planet
April 1, 2020
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Urine luck: Astronauts’ pee could be the secret ingredient to future moon bases

It's much cheaper than transporting materials from Earth
March 31, 2020
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