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  • Skydiver plans supersonic jump from edge of space

    Skydiver plans supersonic jump from edge of space

    Skydiver Felix Baumgartner wants to plummet toward the earth faster than the speed of sound in a record-breaking high-altitude jump.

  • In Pictures Space photos of the day 07/13

    A setting sun and Earth's horizon are featured in this image photographed by an Expedition 13 crewmember on the International Space Station in 2006.

  • Japanese solar sail successfully rides a sunbeam

    Japanese solar sail successfully rides a sunbeam

    A Japanese solar sail has experienced its first accelerating push from sunlight in a successful test of its novel propulsion system, Japan's space agency has confirmed.

  • Huge Amazon storm killed half a billion trees, study finds

    Huge Amazon storm killed half a billion trees, study finds

    A violent Amazon storm in 2005 killed an estimated 441 million to 663 million trees, a new study finds, a much greater number than previously suspected.

  • In Pictures Space photos of the day 07/12

    In this image of the Andes along the Chile-Bolivia border, the visible and infrared data have been computer enhanced to exaggerate the color differences of the different materials. The scene is dominated by the Pampa Luxsar lava complex, occupying the upper right two-thirds of the scene. Lava flows are distributed around remnants of large dissected cones, the largest of which is Cerro Luxsar.

  • Huge chunk of ice breaks off of glacier in Greenland

    Huge chunk of ice breaks off of glacier in Greenland

    A 2.7 square mile section of Greenland's Jakobshavn Isbrae glacier has fallen into the sea, reports NASA.

  • Six lessons from the BP oil spill

    Six lessons from the BP oil spill

    What the tragedy of the BP oil spill has taught us about regulations, technology, and how our energy diet must change.

  • In Pictures Space photos of the day 07/09

    Like a sun on a fast rise, Space Shuttle Atlantis arcs into the still-black sky over the Atlantic Ocean, casting a fiery glow on its way. With a crew of five it is heading on the 10th assembly flight to the International Space Station. The primary payload on the mission is the joint airlock module, which will require two spacewalks to attach it to the Space Station. The airlock will be the primary path for Space Station spacewalk entry and departure for US spacesuits, and will also support the Russian Orlan spacesuit for EVA activity.

  • Toyota recall response: Is the company doing everything it can?

    The New Economy Toyota recall response: Is the company doing everything it can?

    This week Toyota announces new safety measures. But another recall and news that its research firm altered documents requested in a government probe have some consumer advocates questioning whether the automaker is serious about safety.

  • Giant propellers spotted in rings of Saturn

    Giant propellers spotted in rings of Saturn

    Giant propeller-shaped structures appear to be created by a new class of hidden moons.