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  • Consumer Reports: Light bulbs that want to change your mood

    Light bulbs used to be boring, says Consumer Reports. Dimming was about as high-tech as they got. But some LEDs have the potential to be much more, thanks to semiconductor chips and electronic circuitry. Some can alter the color of the light they shine,...
  • SpaceX readies for launch at Cape Canaveral

    SpaceX readies for launch at Cape Canaveral
    SpaceX plans to try again Sunday night to land its used rocket on an unmanned barge in the Atlantic Ocean after launching it into space, an experiment seen as a big step toward making space launches dramatically less expensive. The company is...
  • NASA engineer spurs Leesburg students' interest in STEM subjects

    NASA engineer spurs Leesburg students' interest in STEM subjects
    LEESBURG — Three, two, one…liftoff. Students at Rimes Early Learning and Literacy Center got a chance to launch "rockets" when NASA engineer Ali Shaykhian showed up at the prekindergarten through second-grade school. His recent visit...
  • SpaceX blasts satellite into orbit

    SpaceX blasts satellite into orbit
    Entrepreneur Elon Musk's aerospace firm SpaceX blasted a government weather satellite into orbit Wednesday, but the company called off its much-anticipated attempt at landing its booster rocket on an ocean barge. The Falcon 9 rocket carried a...
  • New York-based company buys University of Michigan startup measuring electronic fields on Mars

    A University of Michigan startup that uses technology to measure electric fields caused by dust storms on Mars has been purchased by a New York-based company for an undisclosed amount. Electric Field Solutions developed a sensor product that can identify...
  • SpaceX launches satellite from Cape Canaveral

    SpaceX launches satellite from Cape Canaveral
    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER — SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket blasted off Wednesday into a clear sky colored by a setting sun, sending a satellite into space to monitor solar storms that can wreak havoc on Earth's power and communication systems. The 6:03 p.m....
  • Maryland-born astronaut returns home with rock star welcome, tells tales from space station

    Three months ago, as he plunged from outer space back to Earth, the Maryland-born astronaut Reid Wiseman hit the ground hard, slamming into a snow-covered field in Kazakhstan and rolling over a few times before he could get his bearings. His return to...
  • Correction: Deep Space Observatory story

    In a story Feb. 11 about the launch of a space observatory, The Associated Press reported erroneously where the booster rocket landed in the ocean. SpaceX chief Elon Musk said via Twitter that the rocket landed within 10 meters of the target, not 10...
  • Wesleyan Hosting Free Weekly Astronomy Sessions In Middletown

    MIDDLETOWN — The Wesleyan University astronomy department for the spring semester is offering free public space viewing and science presentations every Wednesday night. Wesleyan professors and astronomy students will guide the weekly sessions in an...
  • SpaceX calls off launch of space weather satellite, ocean landing attempt of leftover rocket

    SpaceX called off Sunday's planned launch of a deep-space observatory — and a revolutionary rocket-landing attempt — after a critical radar-tracking system failed. Former Vice President Al Gore, who first envisioned the observatory two...
  • Binge on best picture nominees at South Florida theaters

    Binge on best picture nominees at South Florida theaters
    On Valentine's Day, why not make a date with aging superhero Birdman, a theoretical cosmologist, a code-cracking mathematician and a decorated Iraq War sniper? Starting Friday, Feb. 13, a handful of South Florida theaters will screen the eight movies...