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Travel From Europe to Australia in 90 Minutes?

The SpaceLiner, a hypersonic spacecraft, could potentially take you from the USA to Australia in just 90 minutes. The company behind the project, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR,) plans to build the spacecraft by 2030, but first, they need to raise a total of $33 billion to turn this project into reality. As […]

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Canadian Company Granted Patent for Space Elevator

Thoth Technology has been granted a US patent for an elevator to take spacecraft and astronauts into space, even if only part of the way. The Thothx Tower, a 12.4 mile-high inflatable space elevator, is not currently in production but if it is ever built experts estimate there could potentially be a 30 percent savings […]

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Edyn Smart Gadget Lets You Communicate With Your Garden

Gardening isn’t always an easy task, especially if you are new to it. The Edyn garden sensor gives your garden the ability to communicate with you. The solar-powered Edyn is placed into garden soil and is able to monitor soil moisture levels, nutrition and temperature. Each garden sensor can monitor an area of up to […]

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The Lexus Hoverboard is Finally Here

Lexus has been teasing us about the their hoverboard for quite some time now. Earlier in June, they released a very short teaser video that left many wondering whether it was real or not. Now, they have released a full-length video featuring the very-real hoverboard and the incredible process behind creating it. But why did […]

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This Windwheel Floats on Water and Features a Giant Coaster

This Dutch Windwheel is much more than just a sustainable way to gather wind energy. The proposed 571-foot Windwheel is set to be built in the city of Rotterdamn, Netherlands and on top of converting wind energy, it will also house apartments, a hotel and even a coaster ride. The reason why this Windwheel is […]

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The World’s Highest and Longest See-Through Bridge Opening this July

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Guns Blazing: Blackhawk Farms Raceway May 17, 2015

The Inevitable Rainy Sunday Bart usually hopes for rain on race days. He says it’s cheaper because rain tires last all day – that is if it does not dry out. Blackhawk is his least favorite track in the rain though. For ...
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Magic Mirror Takes In-Store Shopping to Another Level

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Will Daimler’s Self-Driving Truck Threaten Some Jobs?

No doubt many people cringe at the idea of self-driving vehicles. What happens in the case of an emergency when there is no human to take control of the wheel? Automaker Daimler, which owns Mercedes-Benz, unveiled the first tru...
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Tesla’s Home Battery Unveiled – The Powerwall

Elon Musk, the brains behind Tesla, wants to make his new Powerwall home battery available to everyone and to change how we use and store energy. Think about it, you no longer have to rely on utility companies for energy – ev...
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Target On His Back; CCS RACES @ Autobahn Country Club May 2-3

May 2-3 2015 These blog posts are really geared less at racing and more about the fun off course in the paddock. Champion Cup Series finally made it to Autobahn Country Club For the first time in 10 years, the
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