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Meet the World’s First Completely Soft Robot - MIT Technology Review

The “octobot” is a squishy little robot that fits in the palm of your hand and looks like something in a goody bag from a child’s birthday party. But …

Nasa teams up with Stephen Hawking to make his nano spacecraft a reality

In April, a team of scientists announced a new project to explore interstellar space named Breakthrough Starshot. The project wants to use lasers to …

8 Best Places in the World to Travel If You Love Coffee

Get your buzz with these awesome backdrops.<p>Sure, you need that caffeine fix to start your day. But how far would your love of coffee take you? …

Stephen Colbert finds proof that Elon Musk wants to send Donald Trump to Mars

Stephen Colbert began his <i>Late Show</i> monologue on Wednesday with another look at Monday night's debate, focusing on Donald Trump's spat with ex-Miss …

Elon Musk says he won't be the first person on Mars because he doesn't want to die

<b>But when asked if he wanted to be the first to go, Musk said that would be a bad idea.</b><p>"I don't think so. I'm not really sure. I'd have to have a really good succession plan because the likelihood of death is very high," Musk said.<p>Musk said that if he died, his biggest fear would be "investors who …

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Why ‘The Martian’ Author Won’t Join Elon Musk’s Mars Mission

Andy Weir still believes SpaceX can go the distance.<p>Earlier this week, SpaceX founder Elon Musk announced his plans for colonizing Mars by the middle of this century, using a humongous new spacecraft design called the Interplanetary Transport System (ITS), which would be capable of carrying a crew …

Congress thwarts Obama on bill allowing 9/11 lawsuits against Saudi Arabia

Congress voted to decisively overturn President Obama’s veto of a controversial 9/11 victims bill Wednesday, the first override of his presidency and a sharp setback for longtime U.S. ally Saudi Arabia.<p>The bill clears the way for families of the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks to …

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