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Japan sends talking robot into space as part of program to help lonely people

Kirobo, a talking robot that also recognizes faces, was launched Sunday on a cargo transfer vehicle and will reach the International Space Station in six days.

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Astronaut controls robot on Earth from the ISS

An astronaut aboard the International Space Station used an extraterrestrial remote control system on Friday to maneuver a robot rover at NASA's Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley.

Astronaut controls robot on Earth from the ISS

An astronaut aboard the International Space Station used an extra-terrestrial remote control system on Friday to maneuver a robot rover at NASA's Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley.

NASA's IRIS telescope may help predict damaging solar storms

NASA's newest telescope is giving scientists a clearer picture than ever of the sun's atmosphere, and in doing so could help mitigate the potentially devastating effects an extreme solar storm could have on our power and communications networks on Earth.

Spacecrafts as small as loaves of bread may study deep space

The tiny spacecrafts would be powered by tiny plasma thrusters says engineers at the University of Michigan who are researching the idea and starting a Kickstarter campaign to fund the idea.

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NASA robot helps scientists perfect remote control

Researchers hope that GROVER, or Goddard Remotely Operated Vehicle for Exploration and Research can teach them how to prepare robots for harsh conditions.

NASA launches IRIS solar telescope

NASA on Thursday evening launched a new solar telescope. IRIS, the Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph, promises to provide the most detailed view yet of the Sun's lower atmosphere.

Talking robot to blast into space for experiment in human/robot conversation

A small, humanoid robot will fly to the International Space Station this summer to take part in the first experiment on conversation in space between a human and a robot.

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A Kickstarter project that allows you to take a picture of yourself (or your cat) from space

Extraterrestrial mining company Planetary Resources announces a new Kickstarter project that will allow you to take a picture of yourself from space.

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Watch this: ISS Commander Chris Hadfield covers Bowie's 'Space Oddity' in space

Chris Hadfield wraps up a stellar run as commander of the International Space Station with an out-of-this-world cover of David Bowie's "Space Oddity."

Space shots: Android phones beam back images of Earth

NASA Friday released photos taken by three smartphones as they orbited Earth.

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NASA launches new nanosatellites: Android smartphones

NASA has launched three Google-HTC Nexus One smartphones into space in what scientists hope will be the lowest-cost satellites ever tested.

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Solar flare blacks out some radios, but the end is not (necessarily) near

Don't set your Google Inactive Account Manager just yet, but there are billions of tons of solar matter hurtling toward the Earth at more than 600 miles (970 kilometers) per second. NASA estimates the plasma will hit our atmosphere late Friday night, U.S. Eastern Daylight Time.

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Filmmaker turns to Kickstarter for a journey into the brain

Researchers seek to raise $25,000 by May 14 to produce a dome-format movie made with real 3D images of the brain that will search for the biological reasons we need to go where no one has gone before.

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