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Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo Completes First Piloted Glide Flight

Virgin Galactic took a major step toward realizing the dream of commercial space travel yesterday when its SpaceShipTwo craft gracefully landed at the Mojave Air and Space Port in California. The landing marked the first piloted glide flight for the SpaceShipTwo, or VSS Enterprise, which was released from its mothership VSS Eve at an altitude of 45,000 feet. Manned by Pete Siebold and Mike...

Man Creates Fuel System That Runs on Mountain Dew

Gamers, extreme sports enthusiasts and rednecks swear by Mountain Dew, that cool, unnaturally green shot of pure caffeine in a bottle. Thanks to a New Mexico man's invention, environmentalists might, too. According to, inventor Paul Patone has developed a fuel delivery system that can connect to and power everything from a car engine to a lawnmower. The GEET (Global Environmental Energy...

New Mexico Considering Video Game Tax

A tax called 'No Child Left Inside' has been backed by New Mexico's Sierra Club, an environmental and outdoor preservation group. The proposed one-percent sales tax on video games and televisions is aimed at funding outdoor classroom initiatives and encouraging New Mexico's increasingly obese and diabetic youth to get off the couch and explore the great outdoors. According to New Mexico's State...