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  • NASA's robotic rover Curiosity is making its mark on Mars.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 1:30 PM EST
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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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