Fred J. Friendly

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Space plane engine of the future to get flight test in 2020

Flight tests of an engine for the giant space plane Skylon are expected by 2020.<p>The British government and European Space Agency (ESA) are providing $100 million in funding, which will be matched by private financing to complete the propulsion system's development and test.<p>Two Synergetic …

Aviation

Making Colour happen with the IRIS

Being able to provide low cost, eco friendly parts is one thing but at Mcor our goal was always to make it full colour as well. We think in colour so …

The Velleman K8200 3D Printer

3D-printed liquid metal brings stretchable gadgets closer

The structures are free-standing - with liquid metal inside<p><b>Stretchable electronics may start appearing in the near future, after researchers created liquid metal structures on a 3D printer.</b><p>A team at North Carolina State University used an alloy of two metals - gallium and indium - that are liquid …

Battery Breakthrough: Four Times More Energy Storage Demonstrated Using Sulfur

We live in a world hungry for electricity. New factories, new consumer electronics, new cars fueled by electrons. Engineers are racing to find better …

Clean Energy

Michael Hastings Sent Email About FBI Probe Hours Before Death

Hours before dying in a fiery car crash, award-winning journalist Michael Hastings sent an email to his colleagues, warning that federal authorities were interviewing his friends and that he needed to go "off the rada[r]" for a bit.<p>The email was sent around 1 p.m. on Monday, June 17. At 4:20 a.m. …