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There's A Reason It's Called Rocket Science

The history of rocket launches is filled with failure, but out of those failures came knowledge that helped lead to success, experts note. The question is whether North Korea's latest failure will put it on a successful path.
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Engineering For Success By Building on Failure

In a new book, To Forgive Design: Understanding Failure, engineer Henry Petroski chronicles disasters from the sinking of the Titanic to the destruction of space shuttles Challenger and Columbia. Petroski discusses why these accidents are often caused by factors other than a design flaw.
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Instagram Seen Adding 10 Million Users In Past 10 Days

Days after it was acquired by Facebook for $1 billion, reports have emerged that Instagram now has more than 40 million users in its photo-sharing community. The gain, which was derived from the service's API, represents a 10 million spike in Instagram's users in the past 10 days, according to Venture Beat.
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Hearing In Megaupload Case To Determine Fate Of Users' Data

The implications could be great for companies hoping consumers will trust them to store their files.
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An Online Shopping Passion Keeps Them Clicking

From mattresses to cars to handbags, there's almost nothing Anne Houseman wouldn't buy on the Web — and she's not the only one. According to one estimate, last year, 7 percent of overall U.S. retail sales were logged online, and that number is only expected to go up.
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A "Do Not Track" Option for Internet Users

Federal regulators consider requiring a "do not track" option on web browsers ...

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