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NASA Voyager 1 reaches interstellar space: first human-made object to do so

NASA Voyager 1 reaches interstellar space: first human-made object to do so

The 36-year-old probe known as Voyager 1 has official reached interstellar space, a place between star systems which has never before been reached by an object made by humans. NASA has announced that Voyager 1 has reached a point 12 billion miles from our sun - that's 19 billion kilometers - and it carries with it a message from Earth. Having reached this point away from our solar system, Voyager 1 has sent back data suggesting that it's just completed an aproximately 1-year-long journey through plasma to reach its current location in space.

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iPod touch, nano, shuffle “Space Gray” means no Autumn reboot

iPod touch, nano, shuffle “Space Gray” means no Autumn reboot

It would appear that a reboot of each of the iPod devices graced with color have been given a shade change this week thanks to the iPhone 5s. The iPod touch, iPod nano, and iPod shuffle have been given "Space Gray" to match the iPhone 5s' newest tone. This suggests that while past years have seen a music-centric event reboot the likes of the iPod touch and/or the iPod nano or shuffle, we may see just the iPad and iPad mini given a new generation of hardware.

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iPhone 5S bringing Silver, Gold, and Space Gray

iPhone 5S bringing Silver, Gold, and Space Gray

Apple decided to change things up a bit today and announced the iPhone 5C along with the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5C arrived in multiple colors, as had been rumored and it looks like the same can be said about the iPhone 5S. Though, this one is not quite as colorful. The iPhone 5S will be arriving in three colors; Silver, Gold and Space Gray.

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Virgin Galactic SpaceShip Two Test Hits Mach 1.43

Virgin Galactic SpaceShip Two Test Hits Mach 1.43

One of the most interesting companies participating in the private space field is Virgin Galactic. The company will take those rich enough to afford a ticket on a trip into orbit around the Earth. Before the spacecraft, dubbed SpaceShip Two, can take off and hit orbit, it has to pass some flight tests.

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SpaceX Grasshopper aces side-tracking reusable rocket test

SpaceX Grasshopper aces side-tracking reusable rocket test

SpaceX's Grasshopper test rig for the Falcon 9 reusable launch vehicle has stepped up its game, with Elon Musk's private space company demonstrating that the rocket can now not only take off and land in a straight line, but track sideways as part of the maneuver. A vital talent if Grasshopper is to land safely when put into full service, the so-called divert test saw the 106-foot rocket flying to 250m while also completing a 100m lateral shift.

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LG G2 battery detailed: “Stepped” for maximized energy and space

LG G2 battery detailed: “Stepped” for maximized energy and space

Under the hood of LG's new LG G2 smartphone, announced just today, comes no less than a 3,000mAh "Stepped Battery." When LG decided to create a hero phone in the LG G2, they didn't take Motorola's approach with the Moto X, they went straight for the gullet with a specifications war. One of the places this aim is quite evident is in this smartphones new method for battery delivery.

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Leap Motion Controller Review – Airspace and Apps

Leap Motion Controller Review – Airspace and Apps

Leap Motion isn't convinced that a touchscreen is enough: instead, it wants you to start waving. While gesturing wildly at your electronics may bring to mind Jean Michel Jarre or trying to play a theramin, the Leap Motion controller is a whole new ball-game. Little larger than a packet of gum, the USB peripheral sits in front of your keyboard and tracks everything that moves in the space around it, with the theory being that reaching out and grabbing a virtual interface is a whole lot more natural than pushing a mouse around or even swiping at a touchscreen. Is the reality so clean-cut? Read on for the full SlashGear review.

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