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Microwave-powered rockets could be a game changer for space travel

Microwave-powered rockets could be a game changer for space travel

Escape Dynamics, a space start-up in Colorado, recently tested a prototype of their new rocket engine - but instead of launching a rocket powered with rocket fuel, they beamed power at it from a microwave

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“Really odd” SpaceX rocket explosion likely caused by one faulty metal strut

“Really odd” SpaceX rocket explosion likely caused by one faulty metal strut

When a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket headed to the International Space Station suddenly exploded shortly after take off on last month, it brought an end to a string of 18 successful missions conducted with the

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Santiago shuts down as air pollution skyrockets off the charts

Santiago shuts down as air pollution skyrockets off the charts

Santiago authorities declared an environmental state of emergency for the Chilean town on Monday, due to a thick layer of smog that has overtaken the city. This means that 1,300 businesses who regularly

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Rocket Lab’s new rocket is 3D-printed and powered by batteries

Rocket Lab’s new rocket is 3D-printed and powered by batteries

Add “rocket” to the list of things you can print with a 3D printer. Space company Rocket Lab revealed the Rutherford engine, an engine made of parts created in a 3D printer. Capable of 4,600 pounds of

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Space X rocket fails to land, but success is still not far off

Space X rocket fails to land, but success is still not far off

Space X, Elon Musk’s space flight company, successfully launched a Falcon 9 rocket Tuesday, but their plan to land the rocket on a floating barge failed when the rocket tipped over on landing. The

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SpaceX rocket lifts off with the world’s first all-electric satellites

SpaceX rocket lifts off with the world’s first all-electric satellites

The SpaceX rocket Falcon 9 blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Sunday, sending the world's first all-electric satellites on their way into orbit. The communications satellites, which were

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Elon Musk uses Iron Man-inspired holographic 3-D user interface to print a rocket part

Elon Musk uses Iron Man-inspired holographic 3-D user interface to print a rocket part

After Elon Musk announced plans to post a video of himself using a holographic computer interface inspired by the one Tony Stark uses in the film Iron Man, it looks like the Tesla CEO and inventor has

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Swiss Man Breaks Bicycle Speed Record with Insane 207-MPH Rocket Bike

Swiss Man Breaks Bicycle Speed Record with Insane 207-MPH Rocket Bike

Imagine reaching 207 mph in just 4.8 seconds - that’s a pretty impressive feat for any vehicle. Now imagine traveling that fast on a bicycle with a rocket strapped to it. Daredevil Francois Gissy just

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The World’s First 3-D Printed Rocket is Ready for Lift-Off

The World’s First 3-D Printed Rocket is Ready for Lift-Off

Is there anything 3D printers can’t do? From internal organs to cars, 3D printers around the world have been churning out just about anything you can imagine. But now a British team of amateurs is about

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Poachers Killed 100,000 Elephants in 3 Years Due to Skyrocketing Ivory Demand

Poachers Killed 100,000 Elephants in 3 Years Due to Skyrocketing Ivory Demand

Africa is experiencing a huge spike in elephant deaths due rising demand for ivory in China and other Asian nations. A new study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

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Rocket Scientist Designs ‘Flare’ Pot That Cooks Food 40% Faster, Saves Energy

Rocket Scientist Designs ‘Flare’ Pot That Cooks Food 40% Faster, Saves Energy

Whether you're making coffee, ramen or a gourmet Italian dinner, the odds are that you boil at least a pot of water every day. That adds up to a lot of energy use - but UK kitchenware manufacturer,

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Crazy 177 MPH Rocket-Powered Bike Sets New World Land Speed Record

Crazy 177 MPH Rocket-Powered Bike Sets New World Land Speed Record

Earlier this year French cyclist Francois Gissy embarked on a mind-boggling thrill ride by strapping a hydrogen peroxide rocket to his bike and setting a speed record of 163 mph. Gissy recently broke his

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Science Fiction Novelist Plans World’s Tallest Skyscraper to Launch Rockets into Space

Science Fiction Novelist Plans World’s Tallest Skyscraper to Launch Rockets into Space

Could space travel be just an elevator ride away? Science fiction author Neal Stephenson is teaming up with Arizona State University scientists and engineers to develop a concept for the tallest tower on

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Air-Breathing SABRE Rocket Could Allow Aircrafts to Cruise at Five Times the Speed of Sound

Air-Breathing SABRE Rocket Could Allow Aircrafts to Cruise at Five Times the Speed of Sound

Reaction Engines, a UK-based company, has been given $90.6 million by the government to produce an air-breathing engine that, if successful, would allow aircraft to go directly into space and cruise at

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163 MPH Rocket-Powered Bike Sets New World Land Speed Record

163 MPH Rocket-Powered Bike Sets New World Land Speed Record

French cyclist François Gissy just strapped a hydrogen peroxide rocket to the frame of his bike and hit a record-breaking top speed of 163 mph! The epic thrill ride took place at abandoned runway in the

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Virgin Galactic’s First Rocket-Powered Flight Breaks Speed Of Sound

Virgin Galactic’s First Rocket-Powered Flight Breaks Speed Of Sound

Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic - the world’s first commercial spaceline - just announced that its SpaceShipTwo (SS2) successfully conducted its first rocket-powered flight. The test, which saw

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Insane Screwdriver-Powered EX Vehicle Rockets You Headfirst Through the Streets

Insane Screwdriver-Powered EX Vehicle Rockets You Headfirst Through the Streets

We're all for electric vehicles and innovative new uses for everyday objects - but this EX vehicle propelled by screwdrivers is just nuts. The pared-down racing trike harnesses two 18-volt screwdrivers as

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XMS MissileToe: Recycled Christmas Tree Rocket Shoots for the Stars

XMS MissileToe: Recycled Christmas Tree Rocket Shoots for the Stars

We've shared lots of great ways to compost, recycle or reuse your old Christmas tree - but blasting it off into space never crossed our mind. Two DIY’ers have decided to “reuse” their Christmas tree

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US Space & Rocket Centre Employees Build World’s Largest K’NEX Sculpture!

US Space & Rocket Centre Employees Build World’s Largest K’NEX Sculpture!

Traditionally, people visit the US Space and Rocket Center to view the massive Saturn V booster rockets and the Space Shuttle. But there's now a new attraction, and one that has set a Guinness World

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Oscar Vinals’ XLDron Zero Gravity Rocket Plane Concept Launches Tourists Into Space

Oscar Vinals’ XLDron Zero Gravity Rocket Plane Concept Launches Tourists Into Space

Just as Virgin Galactic started taking reservations for the first mass tourist trips into space, designer Oscar Vinals has envisioned a way to make space tourism possible for the day tripper, with the

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VIDEO: Amazing Water Powered Rocket Boots Will Send You Soaring Like a Superhero

VIDEO: Amazing Water Powered Rocket Boots Will Send You Soaring Like a Superhero

If you've ever wondered what it would be like to soar like a superhero and you've got $6,600 to spare, you are in luck - the inventive minds over at Zapata Racing have invented a pair of water-propelled

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“Spiderman” Launches Lawless EV Rocket Bike To New Record

“Spiderman” Launches Lawless EV Rocket Bike To New Record

At Virginia Motorsports Park last week, Larry "Spiderman" McBride took the Lawless EV Racing Rocket drag racing bike to a new world electric drag racing record of 7.246 seconds while reaching a speed of

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Russian Space Agency Announces Plans to Build Nuclear-Powered Deep Space Rocket

Russian Space Agency Announces Plans to Build Nuclear-Powered Deep Space Rocket

The Russian space agency announced that they are planning to build a nuclear powered rocket for missions to Mars. The chief of the Russian space agency, Anatoly Perminov, said the preliminary designs for

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Fukushima Nuclear Core Melts Through Containment Vessel, Radiation Levels Skyrocket

Fukushima Nuclear Core Melts Through Containment Vessel, Radiation Levels Skyrocket

In a futile attempt to save Japan’s Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant from meltdown, workers have been feverishly pumping water into the reactors, but one radioactive core has overheated and melted.  The

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Newly Discovered Molecule Could Make Rocket Fuel 30 Percent More Efficient

Newly Discovered Molecule Could Make Rocket Fuel 30 Percent More Efficient

Researchers at the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden have discovered a new molecule that could help to make jet fuel up to 30 percent more efficient. The molecule is made up of just nitrogen and

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Veggies in Space!: NASA To Test Mini Greenhouses Aboard Rockets

Veggies in Space!: NASA To Test Mini Greenhouses Aboard Rockets

One of the biggest misconceptions about space travel is that if we send people to Mars, they will have to survive on liquid meals the entire time. But then again packing 18 months worth of food for a

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Stanford Scientists Transform Raw Sewage Into Eco Rocket Fuel

Stanford Scientists Transform Raw Sewage Into Eco Rocket Fuel

Photo by Brian Cantwell Here's a pretty elaborate way to process sewage waste: Stanford researchers propose using anaerobic bacteria to break it down, producing nitrous oxide or laughing gas. Then, use

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Rocket Engine Technology Being Used to Capture Carbon

Rocket Engine Technology Being Used to Capture Carbon

We all know that rocket science is cool - but did you know that it may also be a way to improve carbon capture technology? Under an innovative research project being run by the Department of Energy's

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ROCK ET ROLL: Eco Champagne Bottle Rocket for New Year’s Eve!

ROCK ET ROLL: Eco Champagne Bottle Rocket for New Year’s Eve!

Looking for a way to give your New Year's Eve bottle-poppin' festivities a bit of fun eco flair? Check out Zo Loft's awesome little Rock-et-Roll champagne bottle rockets! These spaceworthy eco-crafts are

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