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SpaceX Just Unveiled Its Brand-New Capsule For Taking Astronauts To Space

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk unveiled the next version of the company's Dragon spacecraft, Dragon V2, on Thursday night at the company's headquarters in Hawthorne, California.<p>Here's the moment of the big reveal:<p>And here's what the capsule looks like without all the flashing lights. It's kind of …

Inside The Dragon With Elon Musk

Following up his streamed Dragon V2 unveil, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk elaborates on overcoming the technical and financial challenges of his next generation Dragon spacecraft, and his dreams for future decades.<p>The interior of the Dragon V2 has a new car smell.<p>While the rest of the world checked out the …

NASA Delays 'Flying Saucer' Test Launch Until Wednesday

Bad weather has delayed the first test flight of NASA's new "flying saucer" yet again, pushing the liftoff back to Wednesday (June 11) at the …

Want innovation? This is the answer

<b>By Vivek Wadhwa</b><p><i>Vice President of Academics and Innovation, Singularity University.</i><p>In the 1920s, New York hotel owner Raymond Orteig offered a $25,000 prize to the first person to fly nonstop between New York and Paris. Several unsuccessful attempts were made before an American airmail pilot named …

Inside Virgin Galactic's newest passenger spaceship

When I first poked my head inside Virgin Galactic's newest spaceship, I felt a little like I was getting a front-row seat to space history.<p>The company, led by billionaire Richard Branson, allowed CNN unprecedented access to a "SpaceShipTwo, Serial Two" spacecraft which was being carefully assembled …

How I Almost Got to Decide the Next XPRIZE

Pro-tip: if you’re trying to pitch a winning concept for an XPRIZE contest, get NY1 news anchor Pat Kiernan on your team. I’m pretty sure Kiernan’s …

Living in Space Is Like Being Old and Having Type-2 Diabetes

We've known since the initial Apollo missions that traveling through space does strange things to the human body, but the initial results from a …

Apollo Missions

What an Enterprise! NASA physicist, artist unveil warp-speed craft design

Thanks to a NASA physicist, the notion of warp speed might just travel out of sci-fi and into the real world.<p>NASA's Harold White has been working since 2010 to develop a warp drive that will allow spacecraft to travel at speeds faster than light -- 186,000 miles per second.<p>White, who heads NASA's …

This Building Will Suck Up Smog Like It Was A Forest

The latest air-purifying building is brought to you by 9,000 square meters of photocatalytic concrete.<p>Buildings are capable of a lot more than simply covering our heads. They can collect enough rainwater to last a 100-day drought. They can run on algae. And some can also clean smog.<p>One of the …

Making Car Parts From Tomatoes

Usually, finding ketchup residue in your car is a bad thing. But what if the ketchup in question wasn’t caked onto your cup holder—what if it …

MIT Invents a Radical New Way to Heat Buildings: Spotlights That Follow You

The heat in big buildings is a massive energy suck. Commercial buildings account for 20 percent of the national energy consumption—a big number on …

A Spaceship For The Sea

This vertical structure will allow scientists to better study the ocean.<p>Scientists know more about the surface of the moon and Mars than they do about our own seafloor. Which helps explain the grand vision of the French architect Jacques Rougerie, who’s designed an ocean-going laboratory that …

8 Star Trek Technologies Moving From Science Fiction To Science Fact

NASA physicist Harold White and artist Mark Rademaker recently released spectacular images of the “IXS Enterprise,” a design for a hypothetical faster-than-light starship based on work being done in Dr. White’s lab at NASA’s Johnson Space Center.<p>Dr. White is Advanced Propulsion Team Lead for the …