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Hawaii Bill Aims for 100 Percent Renewable Transportation

By Cathy Bussewitz | Jan 22
Hawaii has the most aggressive renewable energy targets in the nation, aiming for its utilities to get 100 percent of their electricity from renewable sources by 2045.

Freeze-Dried Food and 1 Bathroom: 6 Simulate Mars in Dome

By Caleb Jones | Jan 22
Crammed into a dome with one bathroom, six scientists will spend eight months munching on mostly freeze-dried foods - with a rare treat of Spam - and have only their small sleeping quarters to retreat to for solace.

NASA Study in Hawaii Paving Way for Human Travel to Mars

By Caleb Jones | Jan 19
A group of NASA-funded researchers are poised to enter an isolated geodesic dome on a remote Hawaii volcano to study human behavior in long-term space exploration, including a planned voyage to Mars.

Despite Skepticism, Teen Continues Developing Smart Gun Technology

Jan 17
An MIT freshman says he's developed a smart gun that, in theory, could save lives. But the firearms industry hasn't embraced the idea.

SpaceX Launches First Rocket Since Explosion in Florida

By John Antczak | Jan 17
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from California on Saturday and placed a constellation of satellites in orbit, marking the company's first launch since a fireball engulfed a similar rocket on a Florida launch pad more than four months ago.

Lawmakers: Utility-Scale Wind Farm Poses Security Threat

By Emery P. Dalesio | Jan 16
North Carolina legislators want the incoming Trump administration to shut down a nearly complete, $400 million wind farm they believe poses a national security threat because it's too close to a long-distance surveillance radar installation.

Peace Sign in Photos Could Put You At Higher Risk of Identity Theft

Jan 16

Spacewalking Astronauts Upgrade Orbiting Lab's Power Grid

By Marcia Dunn | Jan 14
The International Space Station's solar power grid got three more top-of-the-line batteries Friday during the second spacewalk in a week.

SpaceX Hopes for Perfect Rocket Launch After Explosion

Jan 14
SpaceX faces a crucial test Saturday with its first launch since their rocket exploded last September on a Florida launchpad.

The Hunt for Planet Nine

Jan 12
At the farthest edges of our solar system, scientists have found evidence of a ninth planet. Bill Whitaker reports.

Israel Harnessing Sunshine with World's Tallest Solar Tower

By Isaac Scharf and Alon Bernstein | Jan 7
In sunny Israel, solar energy supplies only a small percentage of the nation's power needs, leaving it far behind countries with cloudier and colder climates.

Spacewalking Astronauts Tackle Battery Work Outside Station

By Marcia Dunn | Jan 7
Astronauts went spacewalking Friday to hook up fancy new batteries on the International Space Station's sprawling power grid.

SpaceX Finds Source of Rocket Explosion, Plans New Launch

Jan 6
SpaceX plans to resume flights as early as next week after finding the cause of an explosion that destroyed a rocket and satellite on a Florida launch pad in September.

New Wood Technology May Offer Hope for Struggling Timber

By Gillian Flaccus and Phuong Le | Jan 4
D.R. Johnson Lumber Co. is one of two U.S. timber mills making a new wood product that's the buzz of the construction industry.

Cells Dripped Into the Brain Help Man Fight A Deadly Cancer

By Marilynn Marchione | Jan 2
A man with deadly brain cancer that had spread to his spine saw his tumors shrink and, for a time, completely vanish after a novel treatment to help his immune system attack his disease - another first in this promising field.

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