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Google's Project Tango headed to International Space Station

The prototype smartphone will be used to help develop autonomous flying robots

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Robotic limbs blasting off to NASA's space bot

The robot aboard the International Space station is going to get new robotic apendages specially designed for zero gravity.

Happy Birthday, NASA: 55 years of space-inspired tech

On October 1, 1958, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) came into existence. Take a look back at 55 years of tech inspired by the space program.



NASA beefs up commercial efforts with Wednesday demo launch

A planned Wednesday demonstration launch of a cargo spacecraft could help double the number of companies that NASA has on tap to supply the International Space Station.


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NASA's NuSTAR telescope detects images of 10 'supermassive' black holes

NASA's black-hole-hunting spacecraft NuSTAR hit its first major milestone, detecting 10 "supermassive" black holes.


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Massive Delta IV rocket launches classified satellite

A powerful Delta IV Heavy rocket launched a classified reconnaissance satellite into space from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California Wednesday.

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NASA mission to capture near-Earth asteroid for study

The mission is in the early planning stages, but NASA has put out an animation of an ambitious project that includes capturing a near-Earth asteroid and sending astronauts into space to study it.

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NASA plans to test laser communications link with upcoming lunar mission

An upcoming NASA mission will test a new laser communications system that could one day deliver high-definition 3D video signals from Mars and beyond.


Review: NASA's Curiosity App for Windows 8 lets you explore Mars rover in detail

Learn all about NASA's Mars rover using its official Windows 8 app. Sadly, you don't get to drive.

Bill Gates throws cold water on Google's dream of connecting the world

Microsoft chairman and humanitarian Bill Gates takes aim at the faddish culture of Silicon Valley, while people die from poverty and illness overseas.