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To power its rocket of the future, NASA turns to 1950s technology

For at least the first, uncrewed flight in 2018, NASA will use an interim upper stage.But Congress has been pressing the agency to settle on a new, permanent upper stage, dubbed the "Exploration Upper Stage," in time for the second launch of the SLS rocket in 2022 or 2023. read more

Listen to the first song from the No Man’s Sky soundtrack

When people talk about No Man's Sky, the upcoming space-exploration game from Hello Games, they tend to focus on the sheer scale.You can get a taste for that sound with the new song "Supermoon," which the band just released as the first track from the soundtrack. read more

Romancing SaGa 2 is coming west 23 years after Japanese release, mobile gamers rejoice

After twenty-three long years of waiting, Romancing SaGa 2 is finally making its way outside of Japan.Originally released in 1993, Romancing SaGa 2 was a Japan exclusive until now. read more

Here’s where you can try out the HTC Vive without spending $800

For those without an early-adopting, VR-savvy friend nearby, HTC is rolling out dozens of retail demo stations where you can put the SteamVR-powered Vive through its paces.Currently, the Vive demos are only available at three Microsoft Stores—in New York City, Bellevue, and Salt Lake City. read more

Biologists start sharing unpublished work—oh, the horror!

Many of them end up eventually appearing in academic journals, although others will spend their entire existence in the arXiv.Until recently, biology hadn't even managed to create anything that Elsevier would want to acquire. read more