Tackling Space Junk with a High-Tech Harpoon and Net

1/12/2018 7:43AM     

Space has a junk problem. ​Roughly 100 million pieces of debris larger than a millimeter — ranging from defunct satellites to astronauts’ gloves — are orbiting the Earth. But the U.K.’s Surrey Space Centre is sending into space RemoveDebris, a device which will test what it hopes is a cost-effective solution for the removal of space junk. WSJ’s Dipti Kapadia reports. Photo: Surrey Space Centre

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And the Award for Most Nauseating Self-Driving Car Goes to …

In many ways this year’s CES looked a lot more like an autonomous-car show than a consumer electronics show.

There were announcements aplenty from the likes of Ford, Baidu, Toyota, and others about self-driving vehicles, upcoming driving tests, and new partners. In a parking lot across from the Las Vegas Convention Center, several companies offered rides; you could even schedule a ride in a self-driving Lyft through the company’s app and get dropped off at one of many casinos on the ...

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