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NASA's Maven explorer arrives at Mars after year

NASA's Maven explorer arrives at Mars after year

In this artist concept provided by NASA, the MAVEN spacecraft approaches Mars on a mission to study its upper atmosphere. When it arrives on Sunday Sept. 21, 2014, MAVEN's 442 million mile journey from Earth will culminate with a dramatic engine burn, pulling the spacecraft into an elliptica…

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NASA's Maven explorer arrives at Mars after year

NASA's Maven explorer arrives at Mars after year

FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 27, 2013 file photo, technicians work on NASA’s next Mars-bound spacecraft, the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN), at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. NASA’s Maven spacecraft will reach the red planet in September 2014 following a 10-…

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NASA's Maven explorer arrives at Mars after year

NASA's Maven explorer arrives at Mars after year

FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2013 file photo, NASA's Maven, short for Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution, with a capital "N'' in EvolutioN, atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket, lifts off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla. NASA’s Maven spacecraft will reach …

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NASA's Maven explorer arrives at Mars after year

NASA's Maven explorer arrives at Mars after year

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA’s Maven spacecraft arrived at Mars late Sunday after a 442 million-mile journey that began nearly a year ago.

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States should let Tesla sell direct to public

States should let Tesla sell direct to public

But the choice should left to consumers, not regulators or auto dealers

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5 ways to protect yourself from data breaches

5 ways to protect yourself from data breaches

NEW YORK (AP) — Data breaches at retailers aren't going away but there are ways consumers can protect themselves from future heists of their payment card information.

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Gov. Brown signs clean-air vehicle legislation

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law several bills designed to boost use of clean-air vehicles in California.

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SpaceX launches 3-D printer, other station gear

CAPE CANAVERAL — A SpaceX cargo ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Sunday, carrying the first 3-D printer for astronauts in orbit.

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Screen size no longer reason to avoid iPhones

Screen size no longer reason to avoid iPhones

Android phones look less inviting now that the bigger iPhone 6 has rolled out.

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Planned Parenthood ‘office visit’ via app gets you birth control

Planned Parenthood ‘office visit’ via app gets you birth control

SEATTLE — “Isn’t there an app for that?”

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Alibaba stock soars in trading debut

Shares in the Chinese-based e-commerce giant climbed nearly 40 percent in the first day of trading.

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Keep money, momentum behind private space plan

Keep money, momentum behind private space plan

We shouldn't be dependent on Putin to get our astronauts in orbit.

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Police have license to scan plates, withhold findings

Police have license to scan plates, withhold findings

High-tech surveillance and subsequent secrecy draws the ire of civil liberties advocates.

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Astronauts getting 3-D printer at space station

Astronauts getting 3-D printer at space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The 3-D printing boom is about to invade space.

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Noah Smith: Better future needs push from government

Noah Smith: Better future needs push from government

Innovative progress in energy, infrastructure and biomed isn't always automatic.

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Drag queens dress down Facebook over names

San Francisco drag queens are sparring with Facebook.

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Tips for choosing a smartphone plan

Tips for choosing a smartphone plan

Buying a plan has become a bit more complicated recently.

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The history and psychology of hold music

An Australian man was kept on hold with the airline Qantas for 15 hours.

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Are we nostalgic for a reading Eden that never existed?

People worry that they're not getting as much from reading as they used to.

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Startups offer no-frills banking for smartphone users

Startups offer no-frills banking for smartphone users

What makes them different is their apps.

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