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NASA launching advanced laser to measure Earth's changing ice

Next month, NASA will launch into space the most advanced laser instrument of its kind, beginning a mission to measure – in unprecedented detail – changes in the heights of Earth's polar ice.

First physical map of the Internet produced

Despite the reach of the Internet and its growing complexity, no physical map of the Internet had been produced, until now. The outcome highlights the Internet-dependent nature of our world.

Google X makes strides with 'Atlas' robot

Boston Dynamics, a subsidiary of Google X, has released new footage of the 'Atlas' robot performing more difficult tasks than previously released footage.

How ads will be following you around the Web, thanks to Facebook

Starting today, Facebook is rolling out a new ad technology designed to show you ads outside of Facebook, based on what the social network knows about you.

Old and new aerospace firms win NASA contract for 'space taxi'

Cape Canaveral - Boeing and SpaceX have been chosen for nearly $7 billion in U.S. funding to develop a commercial space capsule to bring astronauts to the international space station.

Op-Ed: Asteroid warning system ATLAS unveiled — With some caveats

Sydney - A new warning system designed to track incoming space rocks and comets called ATLAS will be able to assess probable impact sites and issue timely warnings. The University of Hawaii, proponent of the system, says ATLAS will be up and running in 2015.

UN Atlas Seeks to Tackle Climate Change, Biodiversity Loss

An atlas launched today by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) shows boosting funding for efforts to slash greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation can simultaneously combat climate change and conserve biodiversity .

Atlas 5 Rocket Launch A Success

Atlas 5 Rocket was launched from Vandenburg Air Force Base, CA this morning just after 7 am ET. This is the biggest rocket and the first Atlas 5 to be launched from the West Coast.
 

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The first Atlas  installed at Manchester University and officially commissioned in 1962  was one of ...
The first Atlas, installed at Manchester University and officially commissioned in 1962, was one of the world's first supercomputers, considered to be the most powerful computer in the world at that time.
Iain MacCallum
 Atlas   the codename for the humanoid robot developed by Boston Dynamics  a subsidiary of Alphabet ...
'Atlas', the codename for the humanoid robot developed by Boston Dynamics, a subsidiary of Alphabet (the parent company of Google).
© Boston Dynamics
This particular member of the inner planetary system has been the subject of a lot of speculation. I...
This particular member of the inner planetary system has been the subject of a lot of speculation. It's also a regular part of our orbit.
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TAKEOFF: Photo shows Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida  where a plann...
TAKEOFF: Photo shows Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, where a planned resupply mission to the International Space Station is expected to be launched Thursday.
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