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Watch SpaceX rocket lift off, hover, return to launch pad in key test

In the test, which was about a minute long at the company’s facilities in McGregor, Texas, The rocket fires up its engines, blasts off, and then hovers in the air – swaying from side to side.<p>For months, the company has been completing a series of successful, low-altitude tests of the test vehicle …

European LG G2 will feature wireless charging through separate case

Ahead of the launch of the G2, LG announced that its latest flagship would roll out to hundreds of carriers from around the world by October. And indeed, the impressive 5.2-inch device has already been put up for pre-order by a number of European and North American retailers, while the largest US …

FWIW, the Ubuntu Edge has become a crowdfunding record-breaker

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Canonical, the U.K.-based Linux company, has set itself a crazy goal: it wants to raise $32 million for a concept device …

Russia aims to open floating nuclear power plant in 2016

Russia is a big place with lots of remote outposts. Getting power to those far-flung places can be a challenge. That's why Russia has hatched a plan to create floating nuclear power plants, essentially putting them in port to supply energy to locations that need power but can't build a traditional …

Nuclear Energy

Telegrams STOP: End of service delivering joy and heartache

<b>India's last telegram will be sent on Sunday night as the country's state-run telegraph service shuts down. It has been in decline for decades, but once touched the lives of millions of Indians every year, writes Geeta Pandey.</b><p>As a child growing up in Calcutta in the 1970s and 1980s, I always felt a …

A 360TB disc that holds data for more than 1 million years?

In the future, we might be able to save our history to a glass storage medium that could potentially outlive humankind. The new type of memory also touts mind-blowing specifications, such as 360TB per disc data capacity and the ability to withstand extreme temperatures up to 1,832 Fahrenheit.<p>By …

Nanotech

NASA manufactures a 3D printed rocket part — and, no, it doesn’t melt

3D printing isn’t only about creating trinkets and toys — it can also help send humans into space.<p>In a watershed move, NASA has successfully tested a rocket part created via 3D printer, a move that shows how important the technology will be to its operations one day.<p>Tested at NASA’s Glenn Research …

Dual-SIM HTC Butterfly s certified for China, comes with removable back cover

It's a given that HTC will eventually launch its new Butterfly s in China, but will it be a dual-SIM version like the One Dual variants offered over there? The answer is yes, according to a filing in TENAA's database. This particular "9060" device comes with WCDMA radio, meaning it'll be picked up …