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SpaceX's Dragon on way to space station

SpaceX launch

Belching smoke and fire, SpaceX's unmanned Dragon spacecraft successfully blasted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, Friday afternoon on a resupply mission to the International Space Station.

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NASA: Earth-sized planet may sustain life

Kepler 186f planet

It's like finding a needle in a universe-wide haystack. Researchers have located a planet roughly the size of Earth that could be habitable.

Designated Kepler-186f, the planet is 490 light-years away. But in the search for worlds similar to ours, noth...

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Your Internet security relies on a few volunteers

Hands on keyboard

Last week's Heartbleed Internet bug revealed a startling fact. The software protecting banks, email, social media and government is maintained by only a few people. They're all volunteers. And only one does it as a full-time job.

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Michaels hack hit 3 million customers

Michaels crafts

A security breach at Michaels Stores lasted eight months and affected about 3 million customers, the company said Thursday.

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Facebook launches friend-tracking feature

Nearby Friends on Facebook

Your phone always knows where you are. And now, if you want, your Facebook friends will always know where you are, too.

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3-D printing the human body

3-D ear

The 21st century has seen the growth of 3-D printing, with well-known applications in architecture, manufacturing, engineering, and now increasingly in medicine.

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Americans wary of futuristic science, tech

Google Glass touring New York

Americans are generally excited about the new technology they expect to see in their lifetimes. But when confronted with some advances that already appear possible -- from skies filled with drones to meat made in a lab -- they get nervous.

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Ousted Yahoo exec gets $58 million golden parachute

Yahoo headquarters

Former chief operating officer Henrique de Castro left Yahoo with a severance package worth $58 million, according to a regulatory document filed Wednesday with the SEC.

The golden parachute is among the most generous in history, and especially notabl...

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Google's future phone: The customizable Ara

Google modular Ara phone

Google is jumping into its next futuristic hardware project. This time it's a modular smartphone dubbed Project Ara that can be customized by swapping out individual pieces of hardware.

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US Airways won't fire worker who sent lewd tweet

US Airways tweet

The US Airways employee responsible for sending out a pornographic tweet Monday will not be fired, the company said, because it was a mistake.

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SpaceX rocket blasts into orbit

SpaceX rocket launch 4-18

The Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket lifts off from Cape Canaveral, Fla., en route to the International Space Station.

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How hackers protect themselves

Computer keyboard identity theft

Self-described "ethical hackers" give tips on protecting your information online.

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Doctors unveil cancer-seeing goggles

Cancer goggles

Doctors at Washington University have a new tool to fight cancer -- cancer-seeing goggles.

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Sky watchers catch glimpse of lunar eclipse

Lunar eclipse view

In Los Angeles, thousands went to the Griffith Observatory to watch a lunar eclipse early Tuesday morning, which featured a rare "blood moon."

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What does a ping sound like?

Ping box

Remember the days when we pretended to listen to the sea in a seashell?

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On camera: Giant 'Tetris' game played on building

Building turned into Tetris game

The world's largest game of "Tetris" was played on the side of a Philadelphia skyscraper in honor of the game's 30th anniversary.

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Look inside an airplane's black box

Airplane black box

An airplane's flight data recorder can tell investigators all kinds of information, including whether there was a sudden altitude change and who might have altered a plane's path.

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Microsoft unveils Siri competitor Cortana

Microsoft Cortana unveiling

Microsoft has lifted the curtain on its new mobile search assistant, Cortana, its version of Siri and Google Now.

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'Twitspotting:' Billboards expose texting drivers

Texting driver billboards

Billboards expose San Francisco-area drivers spotted texting behind the wheel.

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Students use math to make 3D printer parts

Students make 3D printer parts

Students in one Ohio classroom are learning how to build 3D printer parts using math.

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