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Major Tom: the Nasa Investigation

R<i>ESULTS OF NASA</i>’<i>S INQUIRY INTO FLIGHT PV-801</i>:<p>Multiple lapses by Ground Control, compounded by astronaut error, led to the stranding in space of U.S.A.F. Major Thomas D. Ogletree (M<i>AJOR</i> T<i>OM</i>). Established procedures were not followed; flawed decision-making was rampant and systemic.<p>Below are excerpts …

Build A 300-MPH Ping-Pong Cannon

Using air rifle technology<p>A world-class table-tennis player can smash the ball at almost 70 miles per hour. From my experience, it is darn difficult to return the ball at such speeds. Imagine a shot delivered more than four times faster—could even the best player hit it? To find out, I designed a …

Table Tennis

Jeff Bezos beats Elon Musk's SpaceX in the reusable rocket race

Blue Origin got their BE-3 rocket to the edge of space, then landed it without breaking anything.<p>Blue Origin, the private space firm owned by Amazon's Jeff Bezos, has just dropped a huge gauntlet in the race to develop a reusable rocket. It just launched its New Shepard space vehicle (video, …

Space Travel

Drill-Powered Walking Beast Is A Slow-Moving Cyberpunk Nightmare

Half man, half slowly dying robot horse<p>The humble electric hand drill, staple of workbenches everywhere, is more than just a simple tool for carving holes into walls. Put to other uses, it’s a powerful engine, capable of driving all sorts of contraptions. Like this weird drill-powered walking …

Walking

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Here’s what happened when a group of friends built a scale model of the solar system in the desert

But in reality, the solar system is extremely vast.<p>To get an idea of just how far that is, it would take about 4 hours to reach the furthest planet from the sun at the speed of light.<p>In the words of James Irwin, an astronaut on Apollo 15:<p>As we got farther and farther away, the Earth diminished in …

Astronomy

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Building A Radio From A Junked TV

Columnist Chris Hackett prepares for life after the apocalypse<p>After the apocalypse, your big, fancy television will be dead--no power, no TV. So loot the corpse and use its parts to build the original broadcast entertainment: radio.<p>A radio transmitter sends information across a room, or an ocean, …

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Metal Gear Santa

3 years ago51.8K views<p>What if Snake filled in for Santa Claus? You'd have a seriously Solid Christmas.<p>Santa Snake: Pete Staiano<br>Kid: Lauren …

5 Insane Children's Books That Will Ruin Your Child

Children's books tend to teach lessons no more complicated than "be nice," "share," or "shitting is awesome." The problem comes when some authors try …

Argentine Falklands Cartoon - English Sub

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Disinfecting Drinking Water

Why should drinking water be disinfected?<p>Water from lakes, rivers, or streams and many groundwater sources may contain disease-causing "germs" called …

Portable water purification

<b>Portable water purification</b> devices – better described as <b>point-of-use</b> (<b>POU</b>) <b>water treatment systems</b> and <b>field water disinfection</b> techniques – are …

Keep Your Feet Safe and Warm

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10 Survival Uses for an Altoid Tin

There are just some things that are beg to be used and repurposed, and the altoid tin is one of those things. With its easy use pocket size and …

Water Purification

Once you find water, a major issue remains: is it pure? Is it drinkable? And if not, how to make it drinkable?<p>In today's world this is a much more …