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The Philae lander (C) is pictured descending onto the 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko comet after a successful separation from the Rosetta probe.  (credit: ESA via Getty Images)

Cheers At UTA With Philae Lander Touchdown On Comet

History was made Wednesday when the European Space Agency lander Philae separated from its space probe, Rosetta, and touched down on the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The cheers could be heard even in Arlington.

CBS 11–11/12/2014

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Rocket Explodes With UT Austin Experiments Onboard

A commercial space station supply ship bound for the International Space Station exploded six seconds after liftoff at a launch site at Wallops Island, Virginia.

10/28/2014

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

SpaceX To Break Ground On South Texas Rocket Launch Site

The ceremony will mark the start of construction of the $85 million site at Boca Chica Beach, east of Brownsville. The site will be used to launch commercial satellites.

09/22/2014

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For The Love Of Science

The school year has begun, and Debra Palmer’s fifth-grade class is learning the usual subjects. There’s some math, some English – and of course, the kids will also design their own underwater robots.

09/22/2014

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Study: Leaky Wells, Not Fracking, Taint Water

The drilling procedure called fracking didn’t cause much-publicized cases of tainted groundwater in areas of Pennsylvania and Texas, a new study finds. Instead, it blames the contamination on problems in pipes and seals in natural gas wells.

09/15/2014

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At The Frontiers Of Science

Working with the smallest building blocks of the universe, Raytheon’s scientists are creating new substances and computing technology straight from the pages of science fiction.

09/15/2014

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STEM Education & Why President Obama Has Made It An Educational Priority

Innovation drives the U.S. economy, and employees with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills have become a hot commodity in post-recession America.

08/27/2014

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Winners Named In Global Underwater Robot Event

Student teams controlling underwater robots from the United States, Canada and Russia were the winners Saturday in a global competition at the only federal freshwater marine sanctuary in the United States.

06/28/2014

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Push To Get Girls Into Computer Science

Less than one percent of high school girls think of computer science as part of their future, even though it’s one of the fastest-growing fields in the United States today.

06/19/2014

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Students Use 3-D Printer To Make Patient A Prosthetic Hand

A 3-D printer can model in plastic anything drawn on a computer. With that in mind, three Mansfield High School students decided they’d use a 3-D printer to give someone a hand — literally.

CBS 11–06/18/2014

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High School ‘Space Cowboys’ Launch Probe 120k Feet Into Space

They’ve become known as ‘The League of Extraordinary Space Cowboys’. Three students at Eldorado High School out in west Texas have launched a balloon into space – and did it all live, online.

05/13/2014

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FWISD Students In National Science Bowl

Some students from Paschal High School in the Fort Worth Independent School District have been showing off some mad science skills at the National Science Bowl.

05/08/2014

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