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Inflatable Aircraft Is The Next Bet For Space Exploration

Northrop Grumman has been developing the idea of ​​an inflatable craft that can explore the sulphur-rich skies of Venus for years. Now the organization has decided it’s time to turn their concept into reality. The engineers of the US-based aerospace and defense firm have been working on the concept of an unmanned spacecraft, titled Venus Atmospheric Maneuverable Platform (VAMP), since 2013. Northrop Grumman ensures that using an alternation between engine flight and passive flotation, the aircraft could explore the unfriendly skies of Venus for a full year, collecting important data about the planet and its atmosphere. In terms of technical features, the VAMP would be a great, lightweight inflatable aircraft with […]

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Watch Breathtaking 4K Video Of 2 Guys Flying Jetpacks Over Dubai

Yves Rossy and his disciple Vince Reffet are no strange names in extreme sports, but they have really outdone themselves this time. The video you are about to watch is by far the most spectacular air stunt you have seen in a while. The adventure took place in Dubai, where these two French guys jumped from a helicopter over the city of Dubai and flew in jetpacks in perfect formation. By now, you might already be familiar with Rossy, also known as Jetman, a jetpack veteran who has circled Mount Fuji, and soared over the Grand Canyon. This time he chose a […]

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Quit Being Lazy With This Cute And Annoying Little Gadget

Forget Apple Watch and other wearable gadgets that help you improve your health. At least, that is what MOTI was set out to do, a curious device that promises to change the lives of lazy people in a very simple way: drawing the user’s attention to their daily tasks. Kayla Mathew, creator of the device, said the goal of MOTI is to encourage people to leave laziness aside and get their tasks done. While smartphones and wearable gadgets are discrete, MOTI is definitely not. It works kind of like a silent alarm to make people more proactive. The user should program their task, like drinking water regularly, […]

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Weapon of Mass Instruction Is A Drivable Library

The Argentinian designer Raul Lemesoff found an unusual and innovative way to lower illiteracy rates in the country. In celebration of World Book Day (which despite the name falls on different days in different countries), March 5, 7UP joined the artist from Buenos Aires to create a “Weapon of Mass Instruction” -an amazing tank-like mobile library that runs the streets of Argentina. Lemesoff transformed a 1979 Ford Falcon war tank into a library that can carry up to 900 books in it’s built-in shelves, with a varied collection of poetry, novels and biographies. His mission is to drive the tank through the streets of Buenos Aires […]

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World’s smallest life-form finally captured in photo

The world’s smallest life-form is a tiny bacteria that is virtually invisible to the naked eye, but a team of scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of California has recently managed to capture a detailed image of it and give us a peek of the smallest life-form on the planet. The picture may not look like much, but it’s a shot of an ultra-small bacteria that is considered to be “about as small as life can get.” [Image Courtesy of Berkeley Lab] Despite being extremely abundant on the planet, the bacteria is still a mystery to scientists, who don’t yet fully understand its role in […]

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Janitor pulls off the perfect snow prank

There’s nothing worse thank having to work on a snow day. No staying at home next to the fire, no snowball fights and no sledging for you. So, if you are stuck at work in the snow what better way to spend it than playing a simple genius little prank on unsuspecting snow travellers. The janitor in the video below shovels the snow from the ‘paths’ so that people can get by easy. But unknowingly to them the janitor has created his own crazy paths and the unsuspecting victims follow them blindly, to the point of hitting dead ends and […]