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China Tests Its Largest Airship

Yuanmeng flies at 20km<p>On October 13, 2015, China started the 24 hour test flight of its largest airship yet in Xilinhot, Inner Mongolia. The Yuanmeng has a volume of 18,000 cubic meters, a length of 75 meters and a height of 22 meters. It will fly to 20,000 meters to test its control systems and …

How NASA harnessed sunlight to revive its planet-hunting telescope

It wasn’t until the Kepler began collecting data in 2009 that we knew just how many planetary neighbors we have. Since then, the telescope has found over 4,000 planetary candidates within 3,000 light years from us, almost 1,000 of which have been confirmed by the observations of other telescopes.<p>It …

Propaganda, Protest, and Poisonous Vipers: The Cinema War in Korea

American intervention in Korea has frequently sparked protests, especially over film. An examination of the complicated history of America and its …

Put the evil bastards on trial: The case for trying Bush, Cheney and more for war crimes

<b>(Reuters/AP/Jason Reed/Luis Alvarez/Kevin Lamarque/Filipe Frazao via Shutterstock/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>The evidence for the prosecution is clear. Human decency requires putting the Bush administration on trial<p>Paul Rosenberg<p>December 20, 2014 2:30pm (UTC)<p><i>“There is no longer any doubt as to whether</i> …