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Egyptian Teenager Creates Next-Generation Quantum Space Propulsion System

Egyptian Teenager Creates Next-Generation Quantum Space Propulsion System

An Egyptain teenager has patented a next-generation propulsion system that could send spacecraft to other solar systems—without using a single drop of fuel. While it is not quite warp-drive technology,

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Scientist Proposes Blowing Away Space Debris Using Massive Bursts of Air

Scientist Proposes Blowing Away Space Debris Using Massive Bursts of Air

Space debris (the clutter of dead, lost satellites, rocket boosters and other astronautical junk caught up in Earth's orbit) poses an increasing problem as it circles the globe. Proposed solutions have

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Rennholz: This Wooden Racer is Unbelievably Powered by an Electric Drill

Rennholz: This Wooden Racer is Unbelievably Powered by an Electric Drill

Believe it or not, this wooden racer is powered by nothing more than an everyday electric drill. Dubbed Rennholz, which translates to “Race Wood,” the ride represents the ultimate in

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The Startram Maglev Train Could Make Space Travel Cheaper & More Efficient

The Startram Maglev Train Could Make Space Travel Cheaper & More Efficient

Space travel is a costly and inefficient process. Not only does it take a large amount of fuel to send the lightest payload into orbit (the Space Shuttle used over one million pounds of solid propellant

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Insane Russian Attack Bike is Powered by a Chainsaw

Insane Russian Attack Bike is Powered by a Chainsaw

Other than the fact that it was constructed in Russia, we aren't entirely sure who's responsible for this mean-looking chainsaw bike. While it may look like it's designed for the sole purpose of cutting

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350.org Vows to Take on Big Oil Subsidies in Washington D.C.

350.org Vows to Take on Big Oil Subsidies in Washington D.C.

Bill McKibben and the team at 350.org are surely celebrating today as the Senate voted yesterday against the Keystone XL pipeline, however, that doesn't mean they are resting. They've announced their next

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Paradigm Project’s Wood Walk is a Heartfelt Stunt to Raise Awareness for Clean Cook Stoves

Paradigm Project’s Wood Walk is a Heartfelt Stunt to Raise Awareness for Clean Cook Stoves

Nearly 3 billion people in the world do not have a stove to cook on and must walk miles just to gather enough wood to cook meals for their families. The Paradigm Project is seeking to end that constant

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Climate Change Could Cause Humans To Shrink in Size

Climate Change Could Cause Humans To Shrink in Size

According to researchers from the universities of Florida and Nebraska, humans -- and other mammals -- could start shrinking if the globe starts to grow warmer. The research is based upon study of

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Japanese Company Announces Plans to Build 22,000-Mile-High Space Elevator by 2050

Japanese Company Announces Plans to Build 22,000-Mile-High Space Elevator by 2050

Scientists have long considered the possibility of creating ultra-tall space elevators that stretch beyond the earth’s atmosphere to transport satellites and shuttles into outer space without the cost

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NASA Launches Call for Space Taxis to Fly to International Space Station

NASA Launches Call for Space Taxis to Fly to International Space Station

It takes a lot of energy to launch a spacecraft into orbit - the Space Shuttle, for example, used over one million pounds of solid propellant to power its rocket boosters. As you can imagine, over the

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Classic Toyota 2000GT Transformed Into Solar-Powered Electric Vehicle

Classic Toyota 2000GT Transformed Into Solar-Powered Electric Vehicle

The Toyota 2000GT is often hailed as the pinnacle of Japanese sports cars, and we were excited to see one of these babies turned into a solar powered electric vehicle. As reported

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14 Ton Failed Russian Space Probe Is Now Littered Somewhere in Earth’s Oceans

14 Ton Failed Russian Space Probe Is Now Littered Somewhere in Earth’s Oceans

News that an unmanned failed Russian space probe -- the Phobos-Grunt, or Phobos-Ground in English -- was about to smack into Earth shot like wildfire through the airwaves last week as the truth emerged

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Green Lite Motors Develops Super Efficient Hybrid Trike Vehicle

Green Lite Motors Develops Super Efficient Hybrid Trike Vehicle

Green Lite Motors just unveiled a three-wheeled, two-passenger hybrid vehicle that looks like it could be the child of a motorcycle and a Prius. The prototype balances efficiency, comfort, and safety with

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Microsoft Co-founder Paul Allen Invests in the World’s Largest Plane

Microsoft Co-founder Paul Allen Invests in the World’s Largest Plane

Microsoft is one of the biggest companies in the world, and probably has a lot to answer for when it comes to global power consumption and social responsibility. While founder Bill Gates has done his

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Chinese Government Says it Will Control Rainfall to Generate 10 Percent More Precipitation by 2015

Chinese Government Says it Will Control Rainfall to Generate 10 Percent More Precipitation by 2015

China's boom in industry and population has put a strain on its natural resources - not to mention the health of the environment - over the past few decades. In order to alleviate the stress of growing

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Could Climate Change Benefit Agricultural Growth?

Could Climate Change Benefit Agricultural Growth?

Some might say that the planet is facing two main threats: climate change, and the ever-increasing global population putting a drain on the earth's natural resources. However, the

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New Mars Curiosity Science Laboratory Will be Nuclear Powered Instead of Solar

New Mars Curiosity Science Laboratory Will be Nuclear Powered Instead of Solar

Heading off on a long journey to Mars on Saturday is NASA's new Curiosity Mars Science Laboratory which, once it lands on the Red Planet, will be powered by nuclear energy. Unlike previous Mars rovers --

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Tiny Prius Model C to Debut at Tokyo Motor Show

Tiny Prius Model C to Debut at Tokyo Motor Show

Hard to believe the Toyota Prius is 15 years old as a brand. After only a few tweaks in design over the years, Toyota is finally letting loose some new form factors of the proven technology. They just

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Foster + Partners Officially Launch Virgin Galactic Gateway Spaceport

Foster + Partners Officially Launch Virgin Galactic Gateway Spaceport

The flight of WhiteKnightTwo and SpaceShipTwo celebrated the recent completion of the main hangar and visitor's experience center. Sir Richard Branson was on hand to lead the ceremony and was joined by

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The LED Power Outage Lighting System Provides Energy-Efficient Backup Illumination for Your Home

The LED Power Outage Lighting System Provides Energy-Efficient Backup Illumination for Your Home

Electricity blackouts in the United States have skyrocketed over the past two decades, making it all the more important for homeowners to have backup systems in place in case their power goes out. With

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Watch as NASA’s Solar-Powered Twin GRAIL Spacecrafts Launch For the Moon This Morning!

Watch as NASA’s Solar-Powered Twin GRAIL Spacecrafts Launch For the Moon This Morning!

T-minus ten minutes and counting! NASA is scheduled to launch its newest mission, The Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory, or GRAIL this morning at 8:37 9:16AM EDT. Two twin spacecrafts will be

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Four Cooking Stove Designs That Can Save The World

Four Cooking Stove Designs That Can Save The World

The technology is dubbed the rocket stove, a seemingly simple device that has a large vertical cylinder to hold a pot and an opening at the bottom to feed the combustible biomass to efficiently cook a

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Space Pod Hotel Gives Galactic Tourists an Out of This World View

Space Pod Hotel Gives Galactic Tourists an Out of This World View

CSS will orbit the Earth from 217 miles away, where it will serve as a space station for scientific missions, as well as commercial use. Seven guests can luxuriate in one of the four hotel cabins on a

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Wetropolis: A Floating City that Survives the Ebb and Flow of Shifting Tides

Wetropolis: A Floating City that Survives the Ebb and Flow of Shifting Tides

S+PBA’s home city of Bangkok is rapidly sinking as it is eroded each year by floods of seawater that invade the city. A UN study claims that most of the city will become marshes by 2050. The city was

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Italian Scientist Proposes Craft to Clean Up Space Junk

Italian Scientist Proposes Craft to Clean Up Space Junk

Space junk is an ever-increasing threat with decades of discarded fuel tanks, lost tools and parts of derelict satellites threatening to collide with spacecrafts. Over the past few years, scientists have

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Space Shuttle Program Officially Retired, Millions of Gallons of Fuel to Be Saved

Space Shuttle Program Officially Retired, Millions of Gallons of Fuel to Be Saved

Space Shuttle Atlantis made its final landing today at the Kennedy Space Center in Orlando, Florida officially marking the end of NASA's 30 year-long space shuttle program that included 5 vessels, 135

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Dutch Polydome Could Be Used to Provide the Majority of NYC’s Food

Dutch Polydome Could Be Used to Provide the Majority of NYC’s Food

Multidisciplinary design firm Except recently unveiled its Polydome concept for meeting the world’s skyrocketing agricultural demands. Using advanced greenhouse technology, meticulously planned crop

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