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NASA transports its Mars crew capsule in the belly of a really weird cargo plane

Too bad this is the only flying the spacecraft will do all year<p>NASA's Orion capsule — the spacecraft that could one day take humans to Mars — is going on an important flight today. Unfortunately it's not into space. Instead, the main structure of the vehicle is being transported from the Michoud …

MIT Students Win SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition

The students will get to build and test their pod on a Hyperloop track this summer.<p>A team of engineering students from MIT has won the Best Overall Design Award at the SpaceX’s Hyperloop Pod Competition Design Weekend contest at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. The MIT Hyperloop Team …

Microsoft Wants To Build Future Data Centers Under the Ocean

A proof-of-concept data center successfully functioned underwater for a 105-day trial.<p>Microsoft Research is currently working on a plan called Project Natick to construct data centers under the surface of the ocean. As crazy as it might sound to submerge a large cylinder full of electronics in …

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DJ Khaled Just Signed a Deal With Apple Music for His Own Show, We the Best, Which Will Begin by World-Premiering Future’s Next Album

DJ Khaled, everybody’s most favorite font of inspiration and least favorite wings buddy, finally showed the world what he was getting at with all the …

Is Drone Racing the High-Speed Sport of the Future?

The Drone Racing League is betting that flying robot races are the next big thing.<p>Competitive drone racing feels like a video game come to life. Flying robots zoom through space at speeds pushing 80 miles per hour, navigating enormous courses laid out in subway tunnels, abandoned buildings, and NFL …

The WW2 flying wing decades ahead of its time

In the last months of World War Two, Nazi Germany tested an experimental fighter more spaceship than aircraft. Only now are we realising how inspired it was. BBC Future looks at the Horten Ho 229, one of aviation’s most futuristic designs.<p>In December, US aircraft maker Northrop Grumman unveiled a …

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