08/15/2013, There are some things in the world of science fiction that has proven to be difficult, nay, impossible to reconcile with real world physics. Ever wondered how space being a vacuum, is still capable of transporting sound such as screams and laser blasts when we watch epic space battles in the movies? How about all of those weirdly shaped ships that would be physically impossible to take off, let alone […]
05/24/2013, A French bicyclist was able to use a hydrogen-powered rocket bike to reach a top speed of 163MPH.
05/16/2013, Just in case you think that the earth is extremely dirty and sick, and is in serious need of a clean up, wait until you see the amount of debris as well as junk in space. NASA is thinking of cleaning up their act – which is good, especially since you might incur the wrath of other life forms who see humans as nothing but a polluting species to be […]
09/13/2011, Old soldiers never die, they just fade away. What if you’re a defunct rocket sitting in some secret hangar of NASA? Well, the national space agency decided that there are still some miles left in their now defunct rocket, and will send engineers to work on it to refurbish the entire thingamajic to function as a proposed new commercial rocket – using parts from the Ares 1 crew launcher. This […]
04/05/2011, Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) has just announced their plans for the Falcon Heavy – the world’s largest and most powerful rocket. The Falcon Heavy will have the ability to carry satellites or interplanetary spacecraft weighing over 53 metric tons or 117,000 pounds to orbit. It is touted to have more than twice the performance of the Delta IV Heavy – the next most powerful vehicle. The Falcon Heavy is even […]
03/23/2011, ZTE has decided to make use of the soon-to-be AT&T baby, T-Mobile’s 42Mbps HSPA+ service by rolling out a couple of wireless devices – with the first being the Rocket 3.0 USB modem which will be released later this spring. As for the other model, it is known as the 4G Mobile Hotspot, where it will be able to share its Wi-Fi connection for up to five devices simultaneously. ZTE […]
01/24/2011, We’ve already seen laser-powered helicopters from LaserMotive and perhaps the company will go about sending rockets into space using lasers in the near future too. One of the issues about sending a chemical-powered rocket into space is that you need to carry all that fuel on board, which isn’t exactly light. An alternative would be to use an array of powerful microwave lasers that stay on the ground and heat […]
09/09/2010, We recently saw a laser-powered helicopter, and now the smart folks over at the Naka Fusion Institute of the Japan Atomic Energy Agency have managed to launch a 126 gram rocket using a Gyrotron, a high-powered ground-based microwave beam emitter. By using this microwave beam, scientists were able to send pulses of microwave energy directly to the underside of the hollow rocket model, lifting the rocket off the ground for […]
08/31/2010, U.S. space agency NASA has concluded its second rocket booster test, and that test had gone well at the ATK facility in Utah. The second rocket booster is part of a give-segment motor, an upgrade from the four-segment booster that is part of the current space shuttle design, and is intended as a part of a process to replace the current space shuttle that will retire in 2011.
11/26/2009, We’d all love to fly around the sky the superman, but since we can’t fly naturally, we’ll just have to rely on science, like this Swiss adventurer who tries to fly from Morocco to Spain with jet-powered wings strapped to his back. Unfortunately he didn’t make it all the way there, as a wing malfunctioned, probably due to engine failure. He did manage to deploy his parachute and landed safely […]