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Breaking News: NASA’s Unmanned Rocket Explodes During Takeoff (Video)

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Virginia-based Orbital Sciences Corporation’s “Antares” rocket and “Cygnus” cargo spacecraft exploded upon launch at around 6:22 p.m. ET today (Oct. 28). The crafts were being launched from the Wallops Flight Facility, which is locates on Virginia’s Atlantic coast. The rocket (which was fortunately unmanned) was contracted by NASA to deliver roughly 5,000 pounds of gear to the International Space Station. Below is a video of the incident… Orbital Sciences and California-based aerospace company SpaceX have helped keep the ISS supplied with cargo since

Run Up To 25 MPH With These Bionic Boots (Video)

Since he was a teenager, Keahi Seymour has admired the incredible speeds of the Ostrich and other land-dwelling two-legged creatures. With ostriches able to reach top speeds of up to 45 mph, Seymour was determined to unlock the secret to their quickness. His solution: super boots that (literally) add a spring to your step, increasing your force and speed. According to Popular Science… “Many years and a dozen prototypes later, Seymour came to Maker Faire (Sept. 2014) to show off the latest

Google VP Breaks World Record For Highest Altitude Skydive (Video)

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Google’s senior vice president Alan Eustace has just broken the world record for highest altitude skydive, as well as multiple other world records. As if executive duties at Google weren’t enough to occupy Mr. Eustace, he and the Stratospheric Explorer (StratEx) team at the Paragon Space Development Corporation teamed up to beat the memorable record set by Austrian Felix Baumgartner during his Red Bull featured “Space Jump”. The jump took place on October 24th. Check out video of the amazing feat below…

Why A Russian Protestor Cut Off Part of His Own Ear With A Butcher Knife

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Controversial Russian performance artist Pyotr Pavlensky has gained a reputation for his somewhat shocking form of political demonstration. Pavlensky is known for his extreme self-harming protest tactics, and just this month he may have outdone himself by cutting off part of his right ear with a butcher knife in public. This was not the first incident like this. In fact, Pavlensky has a history of self-harming performances like this one. According to Vocativ… “In 2012 he sewed his lips shut to protest the jail sentences

This Printer Prints Self-Destructing Documents That Burst Into Flames?! (Video)

Artist and robotics enthusiast Diego Trujillo Pisanty has created a printing device capable of printing documents that self-destruct by bursting into flames. As cool as the idea of a printer that creates self-destructing documents may sound, this device wasn’t really designed to be all that functional, so don’t plan on seeing it available for purchase anytime soon. Instead, Pisanty created the printer as an art piece meant to provoke a discussion about the use of government espionage and secrecy for the sake of national security. Pisanty

Meet Omron Global’s Ping Pong Playing Robot (Video)

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Omron Global, a Japanese electronics and engineering company, has outdone themselves by building a ping pong playing robot. The innovative machine that doesn’t just serve out balls, it can actually return them and rally with you. The machine is designed with complex robotics and engineering technology that allows it to sense the opponents movements and calculate the speed and trajectory of the ball. Check it out… The machine is designed for low difficulty matches (maybe only for kids). So while it probably won’t beat you, it

Google’s 62 Mile Virtual Tour Through The Liwa Desert (Video & Virtual Tour)

Google has launched many projects that have pushed the limits of innovation over the years: the Google X Drone Project, Google Glass, Google Earth and more. With all the cool things Google has dropped you probably wouldn’t be surprized to find out that they just released a 62 mile virtual tour of the Liwa Desert. This stretch of desert is part of the Rub Al-Khali, the largest sand desert in the world, located in the United Arab Emirates. According to National Geographic, the Rub Al-Khali

Clorox Makes A Push To “Clean Up” The Cleaning Industry

The Clorox Company, who ranks No. 71 on CoreBrand’s 2014 Top 100 Most Powerful Brands, is leading the pack with their recent voluntary move to “clean up” the cleaning industry by publicly disclosing ingredients in all of their cleaning products. Though it would seem like it should be required by law, many products in Canada are allowed to list fragrances as ingredients without telling consumers what the fragrances are actually made up of. According to Health Canada… “In the case of fragrances, the word “parfum” may

The “BioSuit” – MIT Scientists Making A Skintight Spacesuit For Better Motion

MIT Professor Dava Newman

A team of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) want to replace the bulky spacesuits astronauts currently wear with a pressurized but skintight suit that would give them a better range of motion. According to MIT professor Dava Newman… “With conventional spacesuits, you’re essentially in a balloon of gas that’s providing you with the necessary one-third of an atmosphere [of pressure] to keep you alive in the vacuum of space.”   The solution… “We want to achieve that same pressurization, but through mechanical

Marathon Runner Attempts To “Run On Water” From Florida To Bermuda! (Video)

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Notable marathon runner Reza Baluchi was rescued earlier this week by the US Coast Guard while attempting to travel over 1,000 miles from Miami to Bermuda traveling in what is being called a “hydropod” (infaltable bubble). Baluchi, a 42-year-old Iranian exile, claimed he had run so much on land that he was becoming bored with it, and wanted to see what it would be like to run on water. Though Baluchi only made it 70 miles, his initial plan was

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