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The final frontier?

The final frontier?

Mars may be our next step, but Louis Friedman says it may also be our last

He’s spent more than 40 years sending machines into outer space, but Louis Friedman isn’t ready to write off human space exploration quite yet — on Mars, at least.

“Are we to be satisfied only virtually?” he asked at a recent talk at the American Museum of Natural History, letting the question hang for a few seconds before answering in the negative. More…

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Under blue skies

Under blue skies

New images of Pluto may hold clues to the origin of life on earth

No touching!

No touching!

“Touchless” touch screen tracks your finger sweat

Beyond Pluto

Beyond Pluto

New Horizons’ next stop is a small icy body a billion miles away

Retiring a detector

Retiring a detector

After 30 years, an underground lab faces an uncertain future

Controversial new cybersecurity law may compromise privacy

Controversial new cybersecurity law may compromise privacy

Critics argue that CISA is more about surveillance than security

The Woman behind the curtain

The Woman behind the curtain

Behind the scenes at The Costume Institute

For robots, global swarming

For robots, global swarming

Inspired by animal behavior, researchers are getting swarms of tiny robots to work together