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  • This artists rendering provided by NASA shows the Voyager spacecraft. Launched in 1977, the twin spacecraft are exploring the edge of the solar system. Thirty-five years after leaving Earth, Voyager 1 is reaching for the stars. Sooner or later, the workhorse spacecraft will bid adieu to the solar system and enter a new realm of space _ the first time a man-made object will have escaped to the other side.

    PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Thirty-five years after leaving Earth, Voyager 1 is reaching for the stars.

    Sooner or later, the workhorse spacecraft will bid adieu to the solar system and enter a new realm of space — the first time a manmade object will have escaped to the other side.

    Perhaps no one on Earth will relish the moment more than 76-year-old Ed Stone, who has toiled on the project from the start.

    "We're anxious to get outside and find what's out there," he said.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 7:00 AM EST
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  • Bill Gates, right, looks at a device that uses solar energy to treat human waste, as he tours the "Reinventing the Toliet" Fair, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012, in Seattle, which is part of a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation competition to reinvent the toilet for the 2.6 billion people around the world who don't have access to modern sanitation.

    Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation launched a competition to reinvent the toilet for the 2.5 billion people around the world who don't have access to modern sanitation.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 22, 2012, 9:13 AM EDT
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  • A123 Systems Employee Works on an  HEV Bus Battery Pack

    Two Republican senators on Tuesday questioned whether the battery-maker A123 Systems Inc should continue to receive U.S. government funds in light of a deal with a Chinese firm to invest hundreds of millions of dollars in the faltering company.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 22, 2012, 7:12 AM EDT
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  • As solar panel prices continue to march lower, Chinese solar companies are struggling with heavy debtloads, triggering expectations many will be forced to seek a new infusion of funds through takeovers or mergers.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 22, 2012, 4:10 AM EDT
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  • Early in 2012 President Barack Obama responded to critics of his multi-billion-dollar greentechnology initiative by saying he was "not going to cede thewind or the solar or the battery industry to China." Six months later, he faces that very real possibility for the U.S. car battery industry.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 22, 2012, 12:52 AM EDT
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