Marketplace Tech for Monday, December 9, 2013

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Today the NASA Advisory Council holds a meeting. The name of the committee? Human Exploration and Operations. The topic will be what's next for human space exploration. Right now the answer seems to be Mars, but the first step is heading back toward the Moon on the planned Orion Space craft for a practice run. The exercise involves capturing an asteroid with some funny-sounding technology. Plus, Germany's police are using an app to track neo-Nazis. And, this week's Techsplainer.

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