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NASA's latest rocket, built to take humans to Mars, has successful test firing

Space Exploration

Watch NASA test-fire the most powerful rocket booster ever built

NASA's got a new rocket booster with enough power to launch future missions to Mars. This week, the agency tipped it on its side and roasted some Utah desert to prove it works.<p>In the coming decades, NASA is planning to lasso an asteroid and eventually launch a manned mission to Mars thanks to the …

Space Exploration

The first city to open its own pot shop

Cannabis Corner is the first recreational pot shop in the U.S. to be owned and operated by a government agency. Profits will fund local projects -- and upgrading the playground is the first order of business for the tiny city of North Bonneville, Washington.<p>Right now the tot lot has just two swings …


New batteries charge 70 percent in 2 minutes

Using a titanium dioxide gel, researchers make a battery that could one day allow electric cars to fuel up as fast as their gas-guzzling cousins.<p>The freedom to hold computers in our hands, pop wireless headphones in our ears and pilot drones through our backyards is all brought to us by batteries …

Electric Vehicles

Autoblog Green

The 2019 Porsche Cayenne is the third generation of the German automaker's perennial cash cow. We all know the story by now. Sales of the Cayenne and Macan SUVs allow Porsche to fund projects like GT-division products such as the new 2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS. In an effort to broaden Porsche's …