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NASA Is Testing A Flying Saucer For Landing On Mars

To deliver heavier cargoes to Mars, NASA needs to develop technologies that can slow down large payloads traveling at supersonic speeds and be able to land them at a safe speed on Mars.<p>To try these new technologies, NASA has developed a disk-shaped test vehicle as part of the Low Density Supersonic …

Snowboarder Glides With Handheld Airplane Thrusters

Yes, it looks fun. Yes, you will look like a dork.<p>Dreamscience Propulsion's snowboard thrusters are difficult to describe. It's like: if you stuffed airplane engines in _American Gladiator _batons? It's like: if you took a boom mic and used it to swat a drone out of the air? Words fail me.<p>But, here …

Muggles Rejoice: Hogwarts Is Offering Online Classes

No need to look for Platform 9 3/4 — now Hogwarts will come to you.<p>Superfans of the book and film series have launched their own online version of …

Is there still hope for ‘dead’ Ison comet?

Is there still hope for ‘dead’ Ison comet?<p>It was a journey 5.5 million years in the making, but comet ISON’s trip appears to have been cut short by the Sun.<p>Scientists, who have been tracking its path since last year, saw it pass 1.2 million kilometres from the Sun where it then disappeared without …

Comet Ison appears to vanish from space

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James Dyson Award reveals shortlist of life changing inventions

An arm exoskeleton to make heavy lifting easier, a 3D printed cast to fix fractures and suitcase made from wool are the innovations short-listed for the James Dyson Award<p>They are the inventions that could change our world.<p>Senior engineers at Dyson have chosen a shortlist of 20 designs for a …

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This beautiful 3D printed cast cuts down on the pain of a broken arm

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Jake Evill<p>Casts suck. They’re itchy, smelly and ugly, but an essential step in healing a bone. Jake Evill, a recent …