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  • No Antenna Could Survive Europa’s Brutal, Radioactive Environment—Until Now

    Marek Denko/Noemotion There’s no planned mission to send a lander to Europa, but this artist’s rendition gives a sense of…

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  • Stratospheric Balloons Take Monitoring and Surveillance to New Heights

    StoryTK Alphabet’s enthusiasm for ­balloons deflated earlier this year, when it announced that its high-altitude Internet company, Loon, could not…

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  • This Huge DIY Workbench Gives You a Hand

    James Provost Finally, a bench that helps you build. As an avid experimenter and builder of random contraptions—and who isn’t…

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  • We Don’t Need a Jetsons Future, Just a Sustainable One

    Alvaro Dominguez For decades, our vision of the future has been stuck in a 1960s-era dream of science fiction embodied…

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  • How the IBM PC Won, Then Lost, the Personal Computer Market

    Mark Richards/Computer History Museum The IBM PC, introduced in August 1981, helped reassure corporate customers that personal computing was serious.…

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