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Third X-51A WaveRider test fails, casts doubt on future of hypersonic missile
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Hypersonic test flight flames out

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That 46-minute cross country-flight so many people would love to see, may take a little bit longer than hoped. A key test to prove the viability of sustained hypersonic flight flamed out Thursday when an experimental X-51A WaveRider aircraft crashed into the Pacific Ocean less than 15 seconds into what was supposed...
Hypersonic test flight flames out

NASA launches IRIS solar mission to research space weather

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NASA launched a solar telescope on Thursday that scientists hope will be able to unlock the secrets of how material gathers, moves and heats up as it travels through the Sun's lower atmosphere.Scientists say that better understanding of this part of the solar atmosphere, which sits below the corona,...
NASA launches IRIS solar mission to research space weather

Hypersonic jet aims to hit Mach 6

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Hypersonic unmanned jet WaveRider is to undergo a flight test that aims to reach Mach 6 above the Pacific Ocean....
Hypersonic jet aims to hit Mach 6

Winning The Conversion But Losing The War

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I’m writing this from a cruise ship in the middle of the Pacific Ocean (well, actually, about 500 yards from Cabo San Lucas). This is my first cruise, and it’s been an interesting experience. My expectation was that this would be an all-inclusive vacation on water; the reality has been...
Winning The Conversion But Losing The War

Splashdown! SpaceX Dragon returns to Earth

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The SpaceX Dragon spacecraft safely splashed down in the Pacific Ocean, winding up a three-week mission to resupply the International Space Station....
Splashdown! SpaceX Dragon returns to Earth

Inhabitat's Week In Green: the Sunportal, six gingerbread wonders of the world and a DeLorean taxi cab

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Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green. At Inhabitat, we've always got an ear to the ground listening for the latest innovations in the world of green technology, but the world's...
Inhabitat's Week In Green: the Sunportal, six gingerbread wonders of the world and a DeLorean taxi cab

James Cameron journeys to the Challenger Deep, lives to tell the tale in 3D (video)

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It's easy for life to imitate art when you're armed with near billion dollar coffers. Taking a cue from his 1989 hit, The Abyss, James Cameron made a solo plunge down to the deepest part of the Earth -- a spot seven miles below sea level known as the...
James Cameron journeys to the Challenger Deep, lives to tell the tale in 3D (video)

NASA aims for early 2014 test of Lockheed Martin Orion spacecraft

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Lockheed Martin has been hard at work on the Orion spacecraft for a long while. The Orion spacecraft is more like the capsules used in the Apollo era than the space shuttle that has been retired from service. The first big milestone for the Orion project is coming in 2014...
NASA aims for early 2014 test of Lockheed Martin Orion spacecraft

Yahoo Employees Are 'LIVID' Over Thompson's Resume Scandal (YHOO)

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Yahoo employees are angry, disappointed, and feeling pushed to the limit because of CEO Scott Thompson's resume scandal. For at least eight years, Thompson allowed people – employers, employees, and shareholders of eBay and Yahoo – to believe that he had a computer science degree from Stonehill College when he...
Yahoo Employees Are 'LIVID' Over Thompson's Resume Scandal (YHOO)
Elusive giant squid captured on video in the ocean deep for first time

7 Incredible Meteorite Strikes Before Chelyabinsk

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And they are far from alone. Thousands of tons of stuff falls from space every year. Here, a handful of the hottest rocks ever seen. Last week a fallen space rock caused all sorts of chaos in Chelyabinsk, Russia. Its supersonic shock wave smashed buildings, injured about 1,000 citizens,...
7 Incredible Meteorite Strikes Before Chelyabinsk

'Pacific Rim' featurette explains why giant robots were built to battle massive monsters

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Pacific Rim is about skyscraper-sized robots and monsters fighting to the death in the Pacific Ocean. But there are people in the movie too — after all, the monsters, or Kaiju, are looking to wipe humanity off the face of the earth. In a new featurette released today, director...
'Pacific Rim' featurette explains why giant robots were built to battle massive monsters
SpaceX Dragon capsule lands in Pacific Ocean after ISS mission
SpaceX Dragon splashes down this morning, watch NASA’s coverage live

Swimming robots set world record

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Robots set a new distance world record, swimming more than 3,200 nautical miles (5,926km) across the Pacific Ocean....
Swimming robots set world record

7 stories to read this weekend 

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And one more time, I find myself sitting on a flight back from New York and working on the most important thing I do at the end of the week: pick seven stories (from dozens) for you to read.  After a rocking PaidContent 2012 conference and hanging out with lots...
7 stories to read this weekend 

SpaceX Dragon Splashes Down

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The first private spacecraft to visit the International Space Station made a dramatic return home to a precise splashdown in the Pacific Ocean off the Southern California coast. Guided by a trio of 116-feet diameter parachutes after a searing re-entry through the atmosphere, the safe descent of Space Exploration Technologies...
SpaceX Dragon Splashes Down

Marissa Mayer Took ~80 Yahoo Execs To This Stunning Resort On Half Moon Bay For A Weekend (YHOO)

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Yahoos have had it good since Marissa Mayer became CEO in July. First came the free food, then the new smartphones, then new computers.  And now, we're learning that, during the first weekend in December, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer and COO Henrique De Castro hosted 80 Yahoo executives at the Ritz...
Marissa Mayer Took ~80 Yahoo Execs To This Stunning Resort On Half Moon Bay For A Weekend (YHOO)
'Toxic Garbage Island' shows how trash is devastating our oceans (video)

Russian blames space radiation for Phobos-grunt failure

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Russia has been strongly hinting for a while now that the US might have had something to do with failure of its Phobos-grunt probe. The probe failed to fire its engines and move out of Earth orbit to head towards Mars, and eventually fell back into the atmosphere where most...
Russian blames space radiation for Phobos-grunt failure

SpaceX Successfully Touches Down In The Pacific Ocean

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Houston, we have a landing. SpaceX's robotic Dragon capsule safely landed in the Pacific Ocean today, bringing 3,000 pounds of cargo back from its trip to the International Space Station. The unmanned capsule was loaded successfully onto a boat this afternoon, the company reported. NASA said that the material...
SpaceX Successfully Touches Down In The Pacific Ocean
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International Space Station Successfully Grabs SpaceX’s Dragon Capsule, Full Berthing To Come

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If SpaceX founder Elon Musk felt like winning the Superbowl when the Dragon (perched atop a Falcon 9 rocket) finally launched on Tuesday, he must be absolutely over the moon now. At 9:56 AM Eastern this morning, astronaut Donald Pettit coaxed the International Space Station’s gangly robotic arm into grabbing...
International Space Station Successfully Grabs SpaceX’s Dragon Capsule, Full Berthing To Come

SpaceX Dragon returns, officially completing a second ISS resupply trip

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"SPLASHDOWN!" "Special delivery!" However SpaceX wants to frame it, the company's Dragon capsule has successfully returned to Earth. The latest SpaceX mission to the International Space Station officially ended at 9:34am PST as the capsule landed in the Pacific Ocean. Dragon was tasked with its second resupply trip to...
SpaceX Dragon returns, officially completing a second ISS resupply trip
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