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The US Air Force's next rescue helicopter took to the skies for the first time on Friday, completing a 1.2 hour flight at the company's facility in West Palm Beach, Florida. Based on the venerable UH-60M Black Hawk, the Sikorsky HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter will replace the HH-60G, which entered service in 1982... Continue Reading Sikorsky HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter makes maiden fl
In a fascinating first-of-its-kind study, researchers have discovered diets composed of ultra-processed foods lead to overeating and weight gain when compared to diets composed of unprocessed foods. Both diets contained the same amounts of nutrients such as sugars and fats, leading to a hypothesis suggesting something else in the ultra-processed food engendered overeating and weight gain..
A photographic search by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) has discovered the crash site of the Israeli Beresheet moon lander. By making a series of comparison images, the hunt by the space agency and Arizona State University has confirmed the area where the privately operated unmanned spacecraft impacted the lunar surface on April 11, 2019, leaving behind a dark smudge... Continue
Chilean architectural studio Alejandro Soffia has created an innovative family home built from a series of prefabricated modules. Dubbed Yellow House, the project was conceived to address the rapid demand for housing within growing populations, while also keeping sustainability and cost in mind. Located in the beautiful forest setting of Pucón, Chile, Yellow House is a giant treehouse-insp
If you find yourself driving across the Mojave Desert of Southern California, prepare for a vast, hot, dry nothingness...until suddenly, in the middle of no where, you see rows of tanks along the side of the i10 freeway. That's right, in the tiny unincorporated community of Chiriaco Summit, CA, is a tank museum made in the homage of General George S. Patton. From a Russian riot control tan
Iconic architect I.M. Pei has died at the age of 102. Pei was one of the most prolific and influential architects of the last century and he leaves a legacy that includes the controversial modernist pyramid renovation of the Louvre and, more recently, an incredible geometric take on Islamic architecture in the Museum of Islamic Art in Qatar... Continue Reading Gallery: A pictorial journey
With a mouth like a whirlpool full of teeth, the lamprey is not something you'd normally want anywhere near your brain. But now, researchers from the Universities of Texas and Wisconsin-Madison have used molecules taken from the freaky fish's immune system to deliver drugs inside the body – and even managed to sneak them into the brain... Continue Reading Lamprey molecules squirm into the
Fifty years ago and a quarter of a million miles away, three astronauts carried out the dress rehearsal for one of the greatest events in human history. On May 18, 1969, Apollo 10 lifted off from Launch Complex 39B at the Kennedy Space Center. Its mission: to return to the Moon and make the final flight tests that would pave the way for the Apollo 11 lunar landing two months later... Conti
France's Redison hit Kickstarter in 2017 with connected sensors that gave drum sticks a voice of their own with the Drumistic (now called Senstroke) system. And now it's hoping for a repeat of that crowdfunding success with the Senspad, a percussion pad that wirelessly connects to a smartphone running an app that puts a kit at your disposal... Continue Reading French startup gets rhythm wi
The University of Illinois has announced that NASA is underwriting a project to develop a cryogenic hydrogen fuel cell system for powering all-electric aircraft. Funded by a three-year, US$6 million contract, the Center for Cryogenic High-Efficiency Electrical Technologies for Aircraft (CHEETA) will investigate the technology needed to produce a practical all-electric design to replace con

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