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What happens when the space industry collides with a tiny town?
Science takes off.
Big Pic: The World’s Largest Solar Power Tower Field
Shining in the desert
Low-Emissions Mayhem: Jesse James Breaks Hydrogen Speed Record
The car TV star surpasses BMW to set a new hydrogen-car speed record in a vintage streamliner with a funny name.
A Quiet Time, Seismically Speaking, for LA
It’s a good time to be an Angeleno. Kind of. In the September issue of Geology, USC earth scientists report … Continued
Going Nowhere Fast
The Baja 1000 is the toughest road race on the planet. To win it, you need a lot of guts, a lot of money and a state-of-the-art new truck
Step 5: Switch on the Sun Lamp
Cheaper, more efficient materials can send solar soaring
Twilight of the Astronaut?
In a year when the heroes of space were robotic explorers and plucky capitalists, the future of NASAâ€™s manned program seemed shakier than ever
The New Right Stuff
Burt Rutan's test pilots have pushed the envelope all the way into space. Meet America's new astronaut corps--highly skilled, gutsy and ready for takeoff.
Liftoff for Space Tourism?
Burt Rutan's vision of private spaceflight rockets beyond the X Prize.
Supersonic business jets will use aerodynamic shaping to minimize sonic booms. Don't be alarmed by the lack of windows: Cameras will send exterior images to the cockpit and cabin.