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ICYMI: Laser-powered spacecraft, upgraded Atlas bot and more

Freakin laserbeams could launch a 3-day trip to Mars.
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Today on In Case You Missed It: A professor from California is working on a plan to use photonic propulsion to get a spacecraft to Mars within 72 hours. It would use get the craft off of earth with the power generated by photons leaving a laser.

Boston Dynamics is showing its latest Atlas robot and not only is it way slimmer -- down to 180 pounds from 330 -- but it can get completely knocked down and stand back up. Look out, DARPA Challenge.

The Micro Drone 3.0 is on sale on Indiegogo for $175 and is small enough to not need to be registered by the FAA.

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