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Mike Murphy


DARPA Wants to Make Self-destructing Delivery Drones

DARPA says it wants to imitate that “material transience,” but with “more uplifting endings.”


NASA is Researching Technology to Make a Tractor Beam Out of Hoverboards

In the future, astronauts may be pulled around in space like something straight out of "Star Wars."


NASA Creates New Quick 'Self-Healing' Material

Hurtling through the endless void of space in a thin aluminum can as debris zips around in every direction may have just gotten a little safer.


NASA Is Looking To Turn Astronaut Waste Into Plastic and Vitamins

The space agency's scientists are researching how to create plastic more easily


NASA Wants to Experiment With Drones That Can Fly in Space

The agency wants robots that can fly to places its rovers can’t reach.


NASA is Investing in Eco-friendly Supersonic Airplane Travel

Maybe by 2030 we'll be able to fly between London and New York in under four hours again.