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NYC to DC in 30 Minutes? Elon Musk Claims Verbal OK for Hyperloop

Elon Musk speaks during an event to launch the new Tesla Model X Crossover SUV on Sept. 29, 2015, in Fremont, California. Editor’s Note: This story was updated at 5:10 p.m. E.T. Elon Musk recently announced on Twitter that he had received “verbal government approval” for his Boring Company to build a superfast Hyperloop transit […]

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'We Don't Planet' Episode 13: Spiral Galaxies

Our Milky Way is one of many spiral galaxies in the universe. These collections of stars are characterized by their namesake arms that appear to wind around the core of the galaxy. While the arms appear to contain most of the stars in a galaxy, they are only roughly 10 percent denser than average. Instead, […]

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Old NASA Computers, Tapes Found in Dead Man's Basement

Artist’s illustration of NASA’s Pioneer 10 spacecraft approaching Jupiter in late 1973. Two huge, Apollo-era NASA computers and more than 300 data-recording tapes were found in the Pittsburgh basement of a dead engineer in late 2015, according to media reports. In November 2015, a scrap dealer was invited to clean out the basement of the […]

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Jeff Bezos' Vision: 'A Trillion Humans in the Solar System'

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — It is now 48 years since Apollo 11’s moon landing on July 20, 1969. That history-making first human touchdown on the lunar landscape was celebrated here last Saturday during an evening gala held near a massive Apollo Saturn V booster. While primarily a reflection on decades past, the event also proved […]

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