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NASA Study in Hawaii Paving Way for Human Travel to Mars

By Caleb Jones | Jan 19
A group of NASA-funded researchers are poised to enter an isolated geodesic dome on a remote Hawaii volcano to study human behavior in long-term space exploration, including a planned voyage to Mars.

Despite Skepticism, Teen Continues Developing Smart Gun Technology

Jan 17
An MIT freshman says he's developed a smart gun that, in theory, could save lives. But the firearms industry hasn't embraced the idea.

SpaceX Launches First Rocket Since Explosion in Florida

By John Antczak | Jan 17
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from California on Saturday and placed a constellation of satellites in orbit, marking the company's first launch since a fireball engulfed a similar rocket on a Florida launch pad more than four months ago.

Lawmakers: Utility-Scale Wind Farm Poses Security Threat

By Emery P. Dalesio | Jan 16
North Carolina legislators want the incoming Trump administration to shut down a nearly complete, $400 million wind farm they believe poses a national security threat because it's too close to a long-distance surveillance radar installation.

Peace Sign in Photos Could Put You At Higher Risk of Identity Theft

Jan 16

Spacewalking Astronauts Upgrade Orbiting Lab's Power Grid

By Marcia Dunn | Jan 14
The International Space Station's solar power grid got three more top-of-the-line batteries Friday during the second spacewalk in a week.

SpaceX Hopes for Perfect Rocket Launch After Explosion

Jan 14
SpaceX faces a crucial test Saturday with its first launch since their rocket exploded last September on a Florida launchpad.

The Hunt for Planet Nine

Jan 12
At the farthest edges of our solar system, scientists have found evidence of a ninth planet. Bill Whitaker reports.

Israel Harnessing Sunshine with World's Tallest Solar Tower

By Isaac Scharf and Alon Bernstein | Jan 7
In sunny Israel, solar energy supplies only a small percentage of the nation's power needs, leaving it far behind countries with cloudier and colder climates.

Spacewalking Astronauts Tackle Battery Work Outside Station

By Marcia Dunn | Jan 7
Astronauts went spacewalking Friday to hook up fancy new batteries on the International Space Station's sprawling power grid.

SpaceX Finds Source of Rocket Explosion, Plans New Launch

Jan 6
SpaceX plans to resume flights as early as next week after finding the cause of an explosion that destroyed a rocket and satellite on a Florida launch pad in September.

New Wood Technology May Offer Hope for Struggling Timber

By Gillian Flaccus and Phuong Le | Jan 4
D.R. Johnson Lumber Co. is one of two U.S. timber mills making a new wood product that's the buzz of the construction industry.

Cells Dripped Into the Brain Help Man Fight A Deadly Cancer

By Marilynn Marchione | Jan 2
A man with deadly brain cancer that had spread to his spine saw his tumors shrink and, for a time, completely vanish after a novel treatment to help his immune system attack his disease - another first in this promising field.

Scholars Team Up to Dispel 400-Year-Old 'Fake News' About U.S.

By William J. Kole | Dec 31
Fake news, quadricentennial edition: America's early settlers were all pious. The native people were savages. Freedom and liberty were available to all from Day One.

China Plans to Land Probes on Far Side of Moon, Mars by 2020

By Louise Watt | Dec 29
China vowed Tuesday to speed up the development of its space industry as it set out its plans to become the first country to soft land a probe on the far side of the moon, by around 2018, and launch its first Mars probe by 2020.

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