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Free Faller Aces Test Jump in Quest to Break Speed of Sound

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July 26, 2012
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Preparing for his attempt to become the first person to break the speed of sound in free-fall, Felix Baumgartner made a successful test jump on Wednesday from a balloon at an altitude of over 96,640 feet, reaching speeds of 536 miles per hour.


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Higgs-Like Particle Found

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AFP (July 4, 2012) — After a quest spanning nearly half a century, physicists said Wednesday they had found a sub-atomic particle that may be the elusive Higgs boson, believed to confer mass on matter. Rousing cheers and a standing ovation erupted at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) after scientists presented astonishing new data in their search for the mysterious particle. Many hailed it as a moment in history, and white-haired veterans of the quest shed tears of joy.
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Dream Chaser Space Taxi Debuts in California Skies

Dream Chaser Space Taxi Debuts in California Skies

Reuters (Oct. 29, 2013) — A privately owned prototype space plane aces its debut test flight in California but runs into landing problems on the runway. Nathan Frandino reports.
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US Air Force Tests High-Speed "Waverider" Aircraft

US Air Force Tests High-Speed "Waverider" Aircraft

CBC (Aug. 14, 2012) — The US Air Force plans a key test of an experimental aircraft designed to fly at six times the speed of sound, or about 5,800 km/h.
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The ANESA Tests Blood Without a Needle

The ANESA Tests Blood Without a Needle

Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Feb. 13, 2014) — A non-invasive blood test that uses microchips instead of needles is being tested in Spain, with a view to incorporating it in the Spanish public healthcare system. Originally designed to test the blood of astronauts, the test is a pain and anxiety-free alternative to the needle and syringe. Jim Drury reports. Video provided by Reuters
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