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PHOTOS: NASA Mission Provides Mesmerizing Images of the Sun

Feb 16, 2015
PHOTOS: NASA Mission Provides Mesmerizing Images of the Sun

WASHINGTON, D.C. (CNN)- For five years, a NASA spacecraft has drifted through the heavens, providing astronomers with the most detailed views of the sun to date. And now, following the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) mission’s fifth anniversary, we can share in some of the most dramatic and mesmerizing moments of the last half-decade in...

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NASA Launches Satellite in Vandenberg, Trail Seen Across Central Valley Sky

Jan 31, 2015
NASA Launches Satellite in Vandenberg, Trail Seen Across Central Valley Sky

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE (AP/KTXL)- According to the Associated Press, a NASA satellite has launched on a three-year mission to measure and map out the moisture in our soil. The Delta 2 rocket is carrying a Soil Moisture Active Passive, also called a SMAP. The SMAP, according to NASA, will produce global maps of soil...

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‘Doomsday Clock’ Moved Closer to Midnight; Climate Change Pushing World Closer to ‘The End’

Jan 23, 2015
‘Doomsday Clock’ Moved Closer to Midnight; Climate Change Pushing World Closer to ‘The End’

(CNN)- The world is closer to doomsday. That’s the message from the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, which moved its iconic Doomsday Clock up two minutes on Thursday. The clock now stands at three minutes to midnight, the “latest” it’s been since 1984, when the Cold War between the U.S. and Soviet Union was a...

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SF to LA in 30 Minutes? Musk’s ‘Hyperloop’ Dream Lives On

Jan 17, 2015
SF to LA in 30 Minutes? Musk’s ‘Hyperloop’ Dream Lives On

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Elon Musk’s dream of sending commuters hurtling through tubes at close to the speed of sound in a transport system he’s calling the Hyperloop is coming closer to reality. Musk, the CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, tweeted Thursday that he will be building a Hyperloop test track, “most likely in...

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Lowering Prescription Drug Deaths

Jan 7, 2015
Lowering Prescription Drug Deaths

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has declared prescription drug abuse a national epidemic. Dr. Ron Chapman with the Dept. of Health lets us know about a new work group and new guidelines to help fight the problem.

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New Features at CES 2015

Jan 7, 2015
New Features at CES 2015

Rich Demuro gives us look at some of the weird to useful gadgets that you can find at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

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SpaceX to Test Falcon 9 Landing Platform for Reusable Rocket

Jan 5, 2015
SpaceX to Test Falcon 9 Landing Platform for Reusable Rocket

(CNN)- The private spaceflight company SpaceX will launch another mission to the International Space Station on Tuesday, but the real highlight of the event could be back on Earth. A Falcon 9 rocket will lift the cargo into orbit, and for the first time, the company will try to land the rocket’s first stage...

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CDC Lab Technician Monitored for Possible Ebola Exposure

Dec 24, 2014
CDC Lab Technician Monitored for Possible Ebola Exposure

ATLANTA (AP)- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials say a lab technician is being monitored for possible exposure to the Ebola virus. CDC spokeswoman Barbara Reynolds says in an emailed statement Wednesday that the person working in a secure laboratory in Atlanta may have come into contact with a small amount of a...

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Stanford-Engineered Gloves Let User Climb Walls Like a Lizard

Dec 22, 2014
Stanford-Engineered Gloves Let User Climb Walls Like a Lizard

STANFORD- Gloves and footwear engineered by Stanford grad student Elliot Hawkes and his team allow the user to scale walls like a gecko. “You keep expecting to slip off, and when you don’t, it surprises you. It’s pretty exhilarating,” Hawkes said on Stanford’s website. He developed a reusable adhesive that creates a strong bond but...

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Experts Worry Recent Rains Give People Reason to Stop Conserving Water

Dec 16, 2014
Experts Worry Recent Rains Give People Reason to Stop Conserving Water

SAN FRANCISCO (AP)- California officials are worried that recent rains will give people an excuse to abandon water-conservation efforts designed to fight the state’s long drought. Weather experts say it’s too early to know if the storms represent the beginning of the end of the dry spell. They pledge to keep promoting conservation. Felicia...

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