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  • Microsoft's answer to Google Glass: HoloLens

    Microsoft's answer to Google Glass: HoloLens
    Google Glass may have flopped in the marketplace, but Microsoft is pushing its own version of computer eyewear, Microsoft HoloLens. The surprise announcement came Wednesday at an event meant to advertise Microsoft's latest operating system, Windows 10....
  • Elon Musk's spacecraft and rocket company SpaceX raises $1 billion from Google, Fidelity

    SpaceX has raised $1 billion from Google and Fidelity in a deal that values the spaceship manufacturer at about $10 billion. The infusion announced Tuesday will give Google Inc. and Fidelity Investments a nearly 10 percent stake in SpaceX, a Hawthorne,...
  • Ceres in sight: NASA's Dawn spacecraft eyes mysterious dwarf planet

    Ceres in sight: NASA's Dawn spacecraft eyes mysterious dwarf planet
    It's the home stretch for NASA’s Dawn spacecraft, which after a 3-billion-mile journey has finally got the dwarf planet Ceres in its sights. Now, Dawn's newest images reveal fascinating features on Ceres' surface that will only grow clearer in the...
  • At last, NASA's spacecraft bound for Pluto starts collecting data

    At last, NASA's spacecraft bound for Pluto starts collecting data
    Let the data collection begin! NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has finally started the first science phase of its mission to get up close and personal with the dwarf planet Pluto. The journey has been epic -- 9.5 years across more than 3 billion miles of...
  • Simsbury High Grad Writer Behind Film 'Spare Parts'

    Simsbury High Grad Writer Behind Film 'Spare Parts'
    Eleven years ago, four high school boys from Phoenix won a nationwide robotics competition sponsored by NASA, beating students from MIT, among other competitors. They became science-world darlings, a team of undocumented immigrant teenagers from Mexico...
  • Urban astronomy 101: Stargazing for beginners

     Urban astronomy 101: Stargazing for beginners
    Carl Sagan nailed it. "Even today, the most jaded city dweller can be unexpectedly moved upon encountering a clear night sky studded with thousands of twinkling stars," he wrote in his book "Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space" in 1994....
  • NASA Langley Research Center envisions virtual helpers

    NASA Langley Research Center envisions virtual helpers
    What could your business do with a machine or software app that could come up with better informed solutions than you? While "big data" has become an industry buzzword lately, NASA Langley Research Center has been dealing with it for decades, said...
  • Destination Mars

    Fasten your seat belts, or rather Orion's belt. That's the name used for the three stars that may be the most prominent feature of the constellation Orion in the night sky. Orion also appeared in headlines across the country and around the world the other...
  • Maryland scientists in team studying oddball galaxy

    Maryland scientists in team studying oddball galaxy
    As part of a research team studying galaxies, two University of Maryland scientists recently helped find a wild one. It doesn't fit into the two main galaxy shape categories and is even a bit too odd to belong with those astronomers call "irregulars,"...
  • Astronauts close to moving into space station for solid year, NASA plans more yearlong crews

    An American astronaut and Russian cosmonaut are just two months shy of launching to the International Space Station for an entire year. Already, though, scientists are clamoring for additional long-term subjects. Two people are not enough from a...
  • 2014 was globe's warmest year on record, say NASA, NOAA

    2014 was globe's warmest year on record, say NASA, NOAA
    Despite the “polar vortex” that made news across much of the United States in 2014, last year was the warmest on Earth since record-keeping began in 1880, according to two reports released Friday. The globe's average temperature of about...