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  • Real-life Toy Story

    The industry’s top tech reporters and bloggers, including Popular Science, Engadget and many more, as well as tens of thousands of consumers mobbed the WowWee booth for four days to get a peek at the next generation of robotic toys. This was the scene at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas…

  • Rocketing Ahead

    On a hot Saturday afternoon in the Mojave Desert, a team of UC San Diego engineering students huddled in a small underground bunker and watched quietly as the rocket engine they had designed over the past eight months flared to life on a test platform. As a jet of rocket fuel sprang out of the engine…