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An Interstellar Antimatter Engine Is on Kickstarter
It's not a warp drive, but it could get us to the nearest star in two decades. If it works.
NASA May Be Looking Toward Rovers That Crawl Like...
A new patent filed by the agency could create a strange, strange rov…
NASA's Next-Gen Rover May Tumble Instead of Roll...
The Super Ball Bot is rods and cables, pivoting its weight to move l…
Could We Build a Dyson Sphere?
In our cosmic megastructures series, Popular Mechanics explores some…
Visiting Asteroids With Fleets of Nanoprobes
Only the largest asteroids have enough gravity to allow a probe to e…
What does the future hold for space projects?
Jun 13, 2014
Exploring Titan's Great Lakes in a Submarine
Saturn's enormous moon has great lakes made of methane. Let's send a robot to explore them.
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Oct 9, 2013
Traveling to the Stars (With Lasers)
To travel to outer solar system and eventually to the stars, we're going to need some big breakthroughs in propulsion, protection from …