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Space Review - Andrew Tubbiolo

What might an amateur space sector look like? It is an important point that it does not need to be an integrated effort at all. It could constitute any form of participation, from contributing to a blog and no more to a full machine shop with at leas

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Technology Review

Researchers at GE have come up with a way to treat metals so that they repel water. The extreme water-repelling property, called superhydrophobicity, means that water forms drops on the surface instead of spreading and sticking to it.

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Technology Review

A Texas company says it can make a new ultracapacitor power system to replace the electrochemical batteries in everything from cars to laptops.

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Technology Review

Jon Mapel, cofounder of Covalent Solar, explains how the solar-power company got its start and how its technology works. (get the estimated increase in solar power of 40% and the world will change)

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AP

This isn't how a jet pack is supposed to look, is it? Hollywood has envisioned jet packs as upside-down fire extinguishers strapped to people's backs. But Glenn Martin's invention is far more unwieldy - a 250-pound piano-sized contraption

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Maine Sun-Journal

Note to self: Debut your new potentially-deadly amusement park ride AFTER it has been tested as 100% safe and WITHOUT press officials as the guinea pigs. (Unless they're from FOX.)

News Link • Global Reported By Chip Saunders
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Alternative Energy

Mother Earth News recently featured an extensive article covering instructions on building your own small-scale solar heating system for as low as $30. The system successfully supplies enough power to keep the building’s interior comfortable in near-

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Alternative Energy

Dutch MK1 prototype is designed to travel at speeds up to 30 knots per hour! In 2006 the Delft Technical University Solarboat Team raced the speedboat to first place in the Nuon Frisian Solar Challenge.

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www.breitbart.com

But the 5-foot-11, 180-pound software engineer is lucky if he presses 200 pounds—that is, until he steps into an "exoskeleton" of aluminum and electronics that multiplies his strength and endurance as many as 20 times.

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Eureka Alert

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., October 1, 2007—Move over, Archimedes. A researcher at Harvard University is finding that ancient Greek craftsmen were able to engineer sophisticated machines without necessarily understanding the mathematical theory behind their co

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BBC News

A lightweight solar-powered plane has smashed the official world record for the longest-duration unmanned flight.

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A lightweight solar-powered plane has smashed the officia world record for the longest-duration unmanned flight.

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AP

It has become almost a regular stop for San Francisco tourists. Once they've seen the Golden Gate Bridge and the Transamerica Pyramid, they can drive down Harrison Street to see the most amazing sight of all. Regular gas for $4 a gallon.

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AP

Home-buyers of tomorrow could find themselves walking across floors made from manure. Fiber from processed and sterilized cow manure could take the place of sawdust in making fiberboard, which is used to make everything from furniture to flooring to

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