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NASA abandons repairs on Kepler space telescope, calls for new mission plans

After four years and over a hundred confirmed exoplanets, the Kepler spacecraft will end its search for habitable worlds beyond our solar system. NASA confirmed today that it had abandoned attempts to repair two failing wheels that kept Kepler steady, meaning that the telescope will no longer have …

The Future Of Flight: Helicopters Will Fly Like Airplanes

Two new programs are coming to improve the U.S. Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) fleet.<p>In the wake of the unsuccessful Iran hostage-rescue attempt in 1980, when three of eight helicopters failed and crippled the mission, military planners came to a realization: The U.S. fleet was in desperate …

Solar Impulse’s solar-powered coast-to-coast U.S. flight touched down safely this weekend - http://tcrn.ch/1d8G7KI

What I learned from researching almost every single smart watch that has been rumored or announced

Smart watches! I sure hope you like them, because literally everyone is developing one. And yet, given the vanishingly small proportion of watches that are “smart,” clearly, something is holding them back. Here are the trends that jumped out when I undertook a more or less comprehensive catalog of …

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FIT for EVERYONE

FIT is an adjustable, custom-made prosthetic leg for transtibial amputee children in developing countries. FIT “grows” along with the child, …

Squito: A Throwable Panoramic Camera Ball that Captures 360° Aerial Shots

Boston-based artist and inventor Steve Hollinger has just been granted a second patent here in the United States for his Squito invention, a ball …