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In this segment, we'll get the big picture on science on the planet Mars. From orbiting observatories to roving rovers to the ditch-digging Phoenix -- what have planetary scientists learned about Mars, and what remains to be discovered?
Last week, water in the form of ice was found on Mars. This week, the lander dug up perchlorate, a salt used in fireworks and rocket fuel. What does this mean for possibility of life on the Red Planet?
Mars has water ice in its soil -- and could Mercury be shrinking? In this segment, we'll get the latest from around the solar system, checking in with scientists on both the Mars Phoenix and Mercury Messenger space missions.
In this segment, we'll talk with the head of the Mars Phoenix mission and get an update on Mars research.
The latest mission to Mars, Mars Phoenix, is scheduled to touch down on the Red Planet this coming Sunday. We'll talk about the mission and what the scientists behind it hope to achieve.
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More computerized features in your car mean more hacking vulnerabilities.
Carmakers are teaming up to develop fuel cell cars. Is the time right for the te...
A new book looks at the people and history behind America’s superhighways.
When you put your car in drive and press the pedal to the metal, how much of wha...
New Jersey's main arteries are two of the most congested roads in the country--we stop in at the state's brand new Traffic Management and Technology Center to see how traffic is managed.