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NASA expects that its Dawn spacecraft will enter orbit on July 15 around the asteroid Vesta which lies between Mars and Jupiter.
1 | July 14, 2011 9:08am
The more you study solar flares and asteroids, the more you want to run for cover. But the real threat isn't to human life, it's to our energy infrastucture and communications.
1 | June 29, 2011 12:09pm
The Paris Air Show is the biggest air event in the world and only happens every two years. See what aviation's future looks like.
1 | June 22, 2011 8:28am
The unfinished Fujitsu K Computer, at more than 8 petaflops, is more than three times more powerful than China's second place machine.
2 | June 20, 2011 11:03am
At almost 100 acres, this Boeing factory is so big that clouds actually formed inside until an air circulation system was installed.
1 | June 20, 2011 10:43am
NASA's Messenger spacecraft has now been orbiting Mercury for three months and has given us a new perspective on the first planet from the sun.
June 16, 2011 12:23pm
Some of the top photos of earth from space by the European Space Agency.
4 | June 15, 2011 6:40pm
Volkswagen debuted its Formula XL1 prototype concept car at the Qatar Motor Show in January 2011. The two-seat plug-in hybrid vehicle is skinned in carbon fiber-reinforced polymer and manages an...
5 | June 14, 2011 6:34pm
Airbus envisions the future of aviation in 2050 with a sleek concept plane and a nature-inspired intelligent concept cabin that can take you to another world -- or let you see the one you're...
11 | June 14, 2011 11:23am
Adventurers take a big step in their dream to launch a human into space without government assistance or interference.
1 | June 7, 2011 8:56am
The winning entries in a global contest to further innovation in PC-related design showed off what devices of the future might look like.
May 25, 2011 11:13am
NASA finally pulled the plug on one of its greatest Mars explorers, the rover Spirit. Here's a look at some of the things it found during its visit to the Red Planet.
1 | May 25, 2011 10:57am
76 automotive journalists from 36 countries were selected by UKIP Media to judge the 2011 International Engine of the Year Awards.
1 | May 19, 2011 11:43am
Researchers say they have found out that memristors function like the neurons that pass information around the human brain.
May 17, 2011 9:15am
A small recycling company focuses on responsible electronics disposal by dismantling everything and pulling out high-value materials, including precious metals, in all manner of electronics.
1 | May 13, 2011 8:57am