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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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Drone Technology to Plant 1 Billion Trees Per Year

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There are some people who love to cook, and then there are those who would prefer not to. For those of you that aren’t so fond of cooking, how many times have you wished for a personal chef to create all your meals for you? A...
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Manned Mission to Mars – Just 39 Days?

Currently, to travel to Mars it would take about nine months. NASA’s newest space exploration idea, the Variable Specific Impulse Magnetoplasma Rocket (VASIMR) is proposing to be able to send humans to Mars in about six weeks...
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Amazon Shipping in 30 Minutes or Less – Possible with FAA Approval

Order a package, receive it in 30 minutes or less. Sound too good to be true? Well Amazon doesn’t think so. The largest Internet retailer in the world is planning to have packages shipped using drones, they are calling this n...
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