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Private space company Blue Origin had a doubly successful outing with its New Shepard rocket today, reusing the same booster for a record seventh time and doing so with a particularly important payload onboard. The return trip to space was used to test out a suite of lunar landing sensors for NASA for the first time, which will be key to the agency’s ambitions to return to the Moon.Continue Readi
set to start in 2023, the drone-like volocopters will significantly improve emergency care, especially in rural areas. The post drone-like volocopter tests rapid emergency air rescues for rural communities appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
While other major truck companies look at fuel cells and electrics with massive batteries, Scania is experimenting with the possibility of solarized plug-in hybrid trucks. As the "hybrid" part makes clear, the solar panels won't be able to power the full journey — or anywhere close — but Scania believes its solar panel-decorated trailer will be able to deliver fuel savings between 5 and 20 percen
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope has passed a major milestone, completing its prelaunch environmental testing. The space agency and primary contractor Northrop Grumman subjected the fully assembled spacecraft to several weeks of acoustic and sine-vibration tests to determine whether it can withstand the rigors of a rocket launch and its journey to orbit.Continue ReadingCategory: Space, ScienceTa
Researchers in Germany have developed a new drug that can act like a “shredder” for proteins implicated in causing cancer. In tests on lab-grown cancer cells, the drug worked to kill the tumors, suggesting a new pathway to a treatment for the disease.Continue ReadingCategory: Medical, ScienceTags: Cancer, Prostate cancer, Breast cancer, Tumor, Tumors, Drug, Drugs, Protein, New Atlas Audio
Autopilot has been around longer than you think. Indeed, in 1914, just 11 years after the Wright Brothers first ushered humanity into the aviation age, a fellow named Lawrence Sperry built a gyroscopic self-stabilization system into a Curtiss C-2. It was capable, he claimed, of keeping an aircraft straight and level and pointed in a consistent direction on the compass, and he put on a spectacular
Further expanding the scope of its international competitions designed to solve global problems through technology, XPrize has launched a contest to develop new and improved testing methods for COVID-19. With millions of dollars of prize money up for grabs, the contest aims to usher in new technologies that allow for cheap, wide-spread testing with rapid results.Continue ReadingCategory: Medical,
Panasonic is trialing a new robotic mobility system that uses three electric wheelchairs equipped with autonomous "follow-the-leader" tracking functionality.Continue ReadingCategory: Robotics, TechnologyTags: Panasonic, Robotics, Tokyo
the book asks questions on over 50 different topics, including: architecture in movies, stirling prize winners, world’s ugliest buildings, architects' quotes and many more. The post ‘the architecture quiz’ book tests your knowledge with 1000 trivia questions appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
What do you do when you're a photo and video gear rental house with thousands upon thousands of pieces of equipment, and then suddenly a global pandemic hits? Well, people stop renting gear, and you begin to see your warehouse shelves filling up with equipment. Fortunately, the folks over at Lensrentals have been able to keep the lights on, and keep their employees paid, during this time. How


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