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By Rafi Letzter An ultra-precise atomic clock the size of a four-slice toaster is set to zip into outer space this summer, NASA said. This isn't your...

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By Lee Billings Earlier today, our sun gained a new satellite, courtesy of SpaceX’s first test launch of its Falcon Heavy rocket: A cherry-red Tesla...

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By Stephanie Pappas A new "tractor beam" can levitate large objects in midair, using only sound. So far, researchers have floated spheres as large as 0.6...

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By Nola Taylor Redd After 13 years in the Saturn system, NASA's Cassini spacecraft had become an icon. The probe's data and imagery reshaped scientists' understanding of the ringed...

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By Laura Geggel How do intercontinental ballistic missiles — including the one North Korea launched Tuesday (Nov. 28) that flew more than 10 times higher than...

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By Davide Castelvecchi On 15 November, Argentina’s Navy lost contact with the ARA San Juan, a small diesel-powered submarine that had been involved in exercises off the...

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By Pam Belluck For the first time, the Food and Drug Administration has approved a digital pill — a medication embedded with a sensor that...

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By Edwin Cartlidge Limited funding and a dearth of newly discovered particles are forcing physicists to cut back plans for their next major accelerator project: a multibillion-dollar...

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By Mike Wall Uber's planned "flying cars" will navigate crowded city skies with some help from NASA, if everything goes according to plan. The space agency...

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By Brandon Withrow What has improved American lives most in the last 50 years? According to a Pew Research study reported this month, it’s not civil rights...