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NASA Brings Heat to Hovering Robotic Lander Test

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June 27, 2011
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Infrared video released by NASA shows how future robotic landers might hover and land autonomously on asteroids or lunar surfaces. The agency has been testing the compact vehicles for missions to airless environments where parachutes will not work.


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Catching Giant Rats Can Earn South Africans Free Cell Phones

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Buzz60 (Nov. 1, 2012) — There's a giant rat problem in South Africa. It's so bad that the city of Alexandra is offering a bounty to anyone who brings in 60 or more of the varmints. The prize? A free cell phone. Even though some oppose the offer, as Patrick Jones explains, business is brisk.
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AFP (Apr. 1, 2014) — Spring in Japan brings explosions of pink and white cherry blossoms that provide a beautiful backdrop for picnics across this nature-loving country but it also signals the start of the 'hayfever' season. Duration: 01:47 Video provided by AFP
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