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NASA Awakens New Horizons Spacecraft Ahead of Pluto Encounter [Video]

NASA's doing some crazy things this month.

First, it launched its first spacecraft in three years since the space shuttle.

Now, the U.S. space agency has awakened its New Horizons spacecraft for an encounter with Pluto -- which is still a planet to me.

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NASA’s Back in Space Flight Game with Orion [Video]

NASA reached a major milestone Friday as the Orion spacecraft completed its first voyage to space, traveling farther than any spacecraft designed for astronauts has been in more than 40 years.

Bottom line: NASA's back in the spaceflight game for the first time since the space shuttle program ended three years ago.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Indianapolis Mechanic Builds Spaceship Car [Video]

Steve Anderson seems to be your average mechanic during the day.

But once the stars align, the Indianapolis man turns into a whole different type of person, The Indianapolis Star reported.

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Ebola, Minecraft, ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Flappy Bird top Yahoo Searches, Obsessions

Yahoo has released its top searches for 2014, and Ebola tops the list.

This year’s top searches on Yahoo included a national obsession, an international health crisis and some favorite women stars.

Yes, there are other search engines other than Google.

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NASA’s Orion Mission Managers Tap Friday Launch Attempt

For all the space junkies out there: The first flight test of Orion, NASA's next-generation spacecraft capable of sending astronauts on future missions to an asteroid and the journey to Mars, has been rescheduled.

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Watch Popcorn Pop in Awesome Super Slo-Mo

I love the crazy Russian science hacker geek dude.  

I have no idea what his name is, obviously, but I think the stuff he's doing on YouTube is fun, and made even more entertaining by his accent, and when he says "Eh...close enough!"

He's doing more Slo Mo Lab stuff, and has some really cool things shot in like 25,000 frames per second, so you can really see things happen. He also does what most other slo-mo shows don't do.

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What Are Facebook’s New Privacy Basics and How Do They Affect You?

Facebook is coming out with changes and updates to their privacy policies effective January 1, 2015. What does this mean for Facebook users?

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Crime-Fighting Robots on Patrol in California [Video]

It looks like Hot Wings' prediction of robots being too advanced for our well-being might actually start to hold some water!

California's Silicon Valley now has some crime-fighting robots.

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New Facebook Video Feature Lets You Say Thanks to Special People in Your Life [Video]

Thanksgiving is less than a week away and now you can celebrate the special relationships for which you're the most thankful with a cool new video feature from Facebook.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Comet Is Making Some Pretty Creepy Noises [Video]

Science is just mind-blowing sometimes.

Remember last week when we made history by landing on a comet?

Well, that comet has a weak magnetic field that appears to be oscillating at low frequencies. To put that into terms that all of us normal human beings can understand, it's making an eerie sound.

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Alice Cooper’s Guitar Players Show Off Their Gear on Tour

For those of us with GAS (Gear Acquisition Syndrome), this video will be a bit of NSFW gear-porn.  Alice Cooper has three guitarists on tour with him right now.  Ryan Roxie, Tommy Henriksen, and the gorgeous and talented Nita Strauss.

Premier Guitar goes back stage to talk with all three guitarists and get them to show their guitars on the tour, what effects they're using to get the sounds they want, and the amps they use to get loud!

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NASA Astronauts Float a GoPro in a Water Bubble – Pretty Cool

Being an astronaut has to be the coolest thing ever.  Why else would we all dream of being one when we were kids?  NASA should be the coolest place to work ever!

They always seem to get to do the coolest experiments, and have lots of fun!

I know, there's a bunch of boring stuff they have to do, too...but we don't care about that! We want to see the fun stuff!

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