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10 Reasons You Should Be A Pilot

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SpaceX releases gorgeous slow-motion footage of Falcon 9 rockets

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Lockheed Martin Wants To Send Humans To Mars In 12 Years

Orbiting laboratory could pave the way for a landing party<p>Before our species set foot on the moon, we orbited it first. The same will probably be true for Mars, and on Wednesday, Lockheed Martin plans to unveil its vision for a spacecraft that could make it happen. The "Mars Base Camp," as the …

NASA Says It Will Help SpaceX With Mars 2018 Mission

While cutting funding for its own Mars programs<p>SpaceX just announced it's hoping to land an uncrewed Dragon capsule on Mars in 2018, which would make it the first private company to land on another planet. But it's not going alone.<p>According to a blog post today from NASA Deputy Administrator Dava …

European Space Agency Moves Ahead with Plans for 'Moon Village'

The European Space Agency is pressing forward in its plans to set up a permanent human outpost on the moon.<p>This envisioned "moon village," a product of international collaboration between spacefaring nations, will be a base for science, business, mining and even tourism, Johann-Dietrich Wörner, …

Watch This Heartwarming Video Of Blind People Seeing For The First Time And/Or Regaining Their Vision

Can you imagine having your sight taken away from you? It’s incredibly hard, right?<p>Thanks to advancements in technology we are able to make blind …

Solar Panel Can Utilize Rain As Power Source

Solar panels have become a common tool nowadays to farm sunlight. It is surely an effective way to conserve Earth’s energy source by harvesting …

Clean Energy

Treatments for cancers and Alzheimer's on the verge of a breakthrough

Greater understanding of genetics and characteristics of diseases are driving the development of new medicines<p>The practice of medicine can be hit-and-miss: however good a drug is, it is unlikely to work well on everybody with that condition, whether it’s breast cancer or depression. But new …

Cancer

Watch These Carbon Nanotubes Assemble Themselves

Teslaphoresis can help scientists build circuits without even touching them.<p>The flashiest discovery in science this week is a powerful force field that makes particles quickly come together.<p>The technology is coming out of Rice University, where scientists have developed a way to make carbon …

SpaceX's Triumphant Falcon 9 Makes Its Proud Return to Dry Land

Cranes gingerly lifted the rocket of its barge at Port Canaveral.<p>A little less than a week after its successful landing on a barge, SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket has come ashore at Port Canaveral, where a series of cranes lifted the spent first stage back onto dry land. It's a heck of a sight to …

Watch NASA Attach An Inflatable Space Habitat To The Space Station

There's just one catch: you'll have to tune in at 5:30 am Eastern time on Saturday to see it<p>The International Space Station is getting an expansion.<p>The Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) hitched a ride to the space station on Friday's SpaceX launch. The module rode folded up in the trunk of …

6 common legal mistakes entrepreneurs make and how to avoid them

<i>This article is part of DBA, a series on Mashable about running a business that features insights from leaders in entrepreneurship, venture capital</i> …

Robots are coming for our jobs — but the best solution is already being tested in Europe

In 1930, the influential economist John Maynard Keynes coined the term 'technological unemployment" to describe what happens when mechanical labor makes human labor obsolete.<p>He predicted that by 2030 we could all be working just 15 hours a week.<p>That hasn't happened yet, because until now most …

The World's Most Beautiful Historic Castles

They're literally fit for kings.<p>Built to protect and entertain royalty, ancient castles naturally possess a lasting beauty. But unlike the gated compounds of yesteryear, modern travelers can now step inside their historic gates.

Scientists Stored These Images in DNA—Then Flawlessly Retrieved Them

Who needs memory cards when you have DNA? A team of scientists has been able to store images within the life-defining molecules then retrieve them …

NASA Wants You to Design a New Logo

NASA is in the market for a new logo for one of its projects.<p>The space agency has launched a logo-designing contest, open to the public, in …

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NASA Will Test ‘Green’ Rocket Fuel in 2017

The agency’s Green Propellant Infusion Mission recently passed a major flight readiness milestone.<p>Last year, 87 rockets went orbital. Each of these rockets was fueled by a propellant, and despite the wide variety of rocket propellants available, none of them are exactly what you'd call …

Space Exploration

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This man is making Musk's Hyperloop into a reality for Europe

When I first heard about the Hyperloop three years ago, I laughed. Sure, the physics checked out and the vision was brilliant – but Musk was talking about disrupting one of the slowest developing transport infrastructures in history.<p>“Great idea Elon,” I thought. “I’ll be sure to book tickets for …

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Botanists Just Answered One of the Biggest Questions About Farming on Mars

Researchers have successfully grown a crop of tomatoes, peas, and radishes harvested in Martian soil—and with those comes an answer to one of the big …

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BMW's crazy shape-shifting future car is straight out of a science fiction movie

In honor of their 100-year anniversary, BMW just unveiled the car of the future. The BMW Vision Next 100 features augmented reality dashboards, a …

'World's largest aircraft' prepares for first flight

The Airlander 10, a cross between an airship and an aeroplane, is reportedly weeks away from its maiden flight<p>The "world's largest aircraft", a cross between an airship and an aeroplane, is only weeks away from its maiden flight, Sky News reported on Sunday.<p>The Airlander 10 was originally developed …

SpaceX is scheduled to launch a rocket tonight followed by another epic rocket landing attempt — here's how to watch live

SpaceX on Flickr<p>Thursday's launch was postponed. Learn more here.<p>SpaceX was scheduled to launch an 11,750-pound satellite into space on Wednesday, but dodgy weather got in the way.<p>The next launch attempt is scheduled for Thursday evening.<p>The launch window — a carefully calibrated time when the …

Say "Hello" to the Spaceship That Will Bring Humans to Mars

NASA — It sent men and women to the moon, it safely carried them back to Earth and now it has its sights on its most ambitious target yet: Mars.<p>But …

Elon Musk Says SpaceX Will Send People to Mars by 2025

Nobody can accuse Elon Musk of not shooting for the stars.<p>The SpaceX and Tesla founder said this week that he personally wants to visit space within the next five years and thinks that his company will launch a mission to Mars by 2025.<p>Speaking at the StartmeupHK Festival in Hong Kong this week, …

Here are all the ways you can get to space without being an astronaut

The first non-astronaut to visit the International Space Station was businessman Dennis Tito in 2001, who paid a hefty $20 million ticket price.<p>But now plenty of companies have sprung up with exciting plans to bring more people to space, for fares as low as $75,000.<p>But that price should decrease as …

Everything Tesla promises to accomplish by 2020

Among other things, Musk has promised to dramatically increase car production, launch one (or possibly two) completely new cars, and conquer self-driving vehicles.<p>Here's a closer look at what exactly Musk has promised Tesla will accomplish by 2020.