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OK Go and Blue Origin team up on art contest

Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space venture is joining forces with the music-video masters at OK Go to give students a chance to send art experiments into outer space on Blue Origin’s New Shepard suborbital spaceship. The “Art in … Continue reading

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Scientists spot planet orbiting Spock’s home star

Has the planet Vulcan been found? Vulcan’s most famous fictional inhabitant, Mr. Spock of “Star Trek” fame, would certainly raise an eyebrow if he heard that astronomers have detected a potentially habitable super-Earth orbiting the star that’s associated with him. … Continue reading

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$15.1 billion Emirates jet deal boosts Boeing

The Boeing Co. and Emirates Airline wowed the 2017 Dubai Airshow today with a commitment for the purchase of 40 787-10 Dreamliners, valued at $15.1 billion at current list prices. The planes will be delivered starting in 2022, said Sheikh Ahmed … Continue reading

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Mission to a comet ends with bittersweet bang

The European Space Agency’s Rosetta probe today descended to a mission-ending impact on the comet that it followed for more than two years. The car-sized probe continued to transmit data as it dove toward the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, 446 million miles … Continue reading

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Round-the-world solar plane lands in California

Two and a half days after setting out from Hawaii, pilot Bertrand Piccard made a picture-postcard arrival in California tonight aboard the fuel-free Solar Impulse 2 airplane. “Thank you for your welcome!” he told well-wishers who gathered at Moffett Airfield in … Continue reading

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BioViva makes progress in anti-aging quest

The way BioViva founder Elizabeth Parrish sees it, biological aging is a disease – and she’s willing to bet her life on a cure. Last fall, the 45-year-old Seattle-area woman underwent an experimental type of gene therapy aimed at addressing some of the big … Continue reading

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Stephen Hawking hails gravitational wave find

British physicist Stephen Hawking says the detection of gravitational waves provides a completely new way of looking at the universe, and is at least as important as thedetection of the Higgs boson at the Large Hadron Collider. The results reported … Continue reading

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