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Engineer Joel Steinkraus tests solar panels on one of two CubeSats that made up NASA's Mars Cube One mission. The MarCO CubeSats — the first to be sent into deep space — flew to Mars and relayed telemetry from NASA's InSight lander. NASA/JPL-Caltech hide caption

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Itty-Bitty Satellites Take On Big-Time Science Missions

CubeSats are only about twice the size of a Rubik's Cube. Once dismissed as tools for students learning the principles of aerospace engineering, they're now being used for more sophisticated missions.

Entrepreneur and presidential hopeful Andrew Yang in the Chelsea neighborhood in Manhattan ahead of a meeting with undecided voters moderated by NPR. A.J. Chavar for NPR hide caption

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'A Game Changer': Andrew Yang Explains How He'd Give Every American $1,000 Per Month

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Engineer Joel Steinkraus tests solar panels on one of two CubeSats that made up NASA's Mars Cube One mission. The MarCO CubeSats — the first to be sent into deep space — flew to Mars and relayed telemetry from NASA's InSight lander. NASA/JPL-Caltech hide caption

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Itty-Bitty Satellites Take On Big-Time Science Missions

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Colorado was recorded in the titular state in a studio sitting at 9000 feet. DH Lovelife/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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A Legendary Collaboration Continues: Neil Young And Crazy Horse Reunite For 'Colorado'

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Though there are websites, hotlines, therapists and coaches to help teens manage nicotine cravings, there's been little research to show what works best. Recently, some programs have turned to texting to help kids find resources specific to vaping cessation. Towfiqu Photography/Getty Images hide caption

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Teen Vapers Who Want To Quit Look For Help Via Text

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Jacob Reed, director of the Unmanned Aircraft Systems degree program at Lewis University, demonstrates a drone at the school's airfield outside of Chicago. David Schaper/NPR hide caption

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Drone Delivery Is One Step Closer To Reality

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High school students at lunch in the University School of Milwaukee's cafeteria. Students are assigned seats, along with staff, to foster a positive school culture. Emily Files/WUWM hide caption

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Wisconsin School Breaks Up Lunchtime Cliques With Assigned Seating

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg appears before the House Financial Services Committee on Wednesday. He faces questions about the company's influence. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Mark Zuckerberg Offers A Choice: The Facebook Way Or The China Way

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