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As Orbit Becomes More Crowded, Risk from Space Debris Grows

As Orbit Becomes More Crowded, Risk from Space Debris Grows

By Frank Jordans | Apr 22
Decades' worth of man-made junk is cluttering up Earth's orbit, posing a threat to spaceflight and the satellites we rely on for weather reports, air travel and global communications.

Monaco Flying Car Set to Take Off

Monaco Flying Car Set to Take Off

By Milos Krivokapic and Angela Charlton | Apr 22
A Slovakian company called AeroMobil unveiled on Thursday its version of a flying car, a light-framed plane whose wings can fold back, like an insect, and is boosted by a hybrid engine and rear propeller.

Merriam-Webster's Successful Adaptation to the Digital Age

Merriam-Webster's Successful Adaptation to the Digital Age

Apr 22
Merriam-Webster, the dictionary publisher, has been making a major impact on social media, especially with its popular Twitter account. Peter Sokolowski, the company's editor-at-large, joins CBSN to discuss the adaptation to the digital age.

Buying Drinks for a Band: The Birth of Payment Service Venmo

Buying Drinks for a Band: The Birth of Payment Service Venmo

Apr 22
It only took a few drinks - and a much-younger Iqram Magdon-Ismail forgetting his wallet at home one night - for him and his friends to come up with one of the most popular ways of splitting a bill: Venmo.

Facebook Wants to Augment Your Reality

Facebook Wants to Augment Your Reality

By Michael Liedtke and Barbara Ortutay | Apr 22
Facebook wants you to sit in your bedroom wearing a headset and take a virtual vacation with faraway friends and family. Or use your smartphone's camera to spruce up your dinky apartment, at least virtually.

Google Earth Invites You to 'Get Lost' Exploring the Planet

Google Earth Invites You to 'Get Lost' Exploring the Planet

By Anick Jesdanun | Apr 22
A central feature in the new Google Earth is Voyager. Google has partnered with such groups as the BBC and NASA to add video clips, photos and text narratives to three-dimensional representations of particular locations.

China Launches Its 1st Unmanned Cargo Spacecraft

China Launches Its 1st Unmanned Cargo Spacecraft

Apr 21
China on Thursday launched its first unmanned cargo spacecraft on a mission to dock with the country's space station, marking further progress in the ambitious Chinese space program.

Inmate May Be Freed After DNA Raises Doubts in Ohio Slaying

Inmate May Be Freed After DNA Raises Doubts in Ohio Slaying

Apr 21
A man who has spent 23 years in an Ohio prison for his girlfriend's slaying but maintains his innocence could be released soon after the new county prosecutor in Cleveland asked a court to void his conviction.

Galaxy S8: More Screen and Elegance, But a Hefty Price Tag

Galaxy S8: More Screen and Elegance, But a Hefty Price Tag

By Anick Jesdanun | Apr 21
Samsung's new Galaxy S8 phone is stunning. But its $100 price hike is hard to swallow.

Florida Tests Bacteria-Infected Mosquitoes to Kill Off Bugs

Florida Tests Bacteria-Infected Mosquitoes to Kill Off Bugs

By Jennifer Kay | Apr 20
Thousands of bacteria-infected mosquitoes were released in the wild Tuesday near Key West, testing a new way to kill mosquitoes that carry Zika and other viruses.

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