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Solar Powered Plane Prepares For Record-Setting Round-The-World Trip (Video)

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Over the span of two months, Swiss pilots André Borschberg and Bertrand Piccard will attempt to travel around the world using only solar energy. The record-setting flight would be the first time a solar-powered plane traveled around the entire world. According to the BBC… “The plans have been set for the solar-powered plane, Solar Impulse 2, to take off from Abu Dhabi and then fly around the globe using only the sun’s energy.”   Scientific American provides a bit more background on the pilots and their

New Neural Implant Helps Paralyzed Rats Walk Again (Video)

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A new technology, known as the e-Dura, has been labeled as “groundbreaking” after successfully giving paralyzed rats the ability to walk. The new technology is flexible and stretchy, allowing it to be implanted directly on the spinal chord with maximum comfort for the patient. The e-Dura also mimics the tissue around the spine (known as dura mater), so the body doesn’t reject the implant’s presence. According to The Telegraph… “It closely imitates the mechanical properties of living tissue, and can simultaneously deliver

Hankook’s Latest Concept Tires Morph to Tackle Different Types of Terrain

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Every two years, the Hankook Tire company teams up with a chosen university to take part in their Design Innovation Project. The goal of this “daydream challenge” is to come up with the craziest, most futuristic tire ideas possible. This year, Hankook linked up with the University of Design, Engineering and Business in Pforzheim, Germany. The results did not disappoint. The project produced three extremely innovative tire concepts that morph and transform to handle all different types of terrain, from asphalt and pavement to

Watch As 40-Foot Trees Are Swallowed Up In Seconds By An Underwater Sinkhole (Video)

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Last summer, a massive sinkhole opened up underneath the Corne Bayou in Assumption Parish, Louisiana. The bayou sits above an old salt mine that is slowly collapsing. On August 3, 2012, a one-acre sinkhole opened up, prompting Louisiana mayor Bobby Jindal to order an evacuation of the small Bayou Corne community. In just a single year, the sinkhole expanded in size from one to 28 acres. According to ecology.com, “In places, it is estimated to be 750 feet deep, and some 350 residents of

New Photo of Europa Shows the Ice-Covered Moon’s Surface in Stunning Detail (Video)

NASA’s Galileo spacecraft has been orbiting Jupiter since the late 1990’s. Since then, NASA has recorded data, producing stellar imaging of one of Jupiter’s largest moons, Europa. Thanks to many years of observation, astronomers have garnered enough data to depict the Jovian moon (Jovian refers to anything related to Jupiter) in its fullest, most breathtaking form yet! NASA added the photo to its extensive Photo Journal on November 21st. Innovations in optical technology have allowed astronomers to observe Europa in much

Check Out “The Mothership Spacenet Base Jump” In Action (Video)

The “Moab Monkeys” are a Utah-based group that focuses on slacklining, highlining (which is basically high-up slacklining), base jumping, and filmmaking. The group is mainly noted for their base jumping, which is parachuting from a fixed structure or cliff.  According to Bored Panda… “They have performed their stunts in places like Rio and the Austrian Alps. However it’s no coincidence that their hometown is Moab – a town in Southern Utah famous for its Mars-like landscape with canyons, cliffs and arches.”  

Watch Snowflakes Form Right Before Your Eyes In This Enchanting Time-Lapse Video

If you went to elementary school in the United States, it’s pretty likely that you made a paper cut-out snowflake at some point. As a kid, these elaborate craft projects didn’t really seem to resemble real snowflakes – until you actually see a real snowflake up close, that is. To the naked eye they may look like little puffs of white powder, but snowflakes actually have very complex and intricate crystalline patterns, a result of the way in which they are formed. As cold

Self-Made Chinese Millionaire Reportedly Builds Free Flats For His Hometown (Video)

The residents of one small village in China just got a major lifestyle upgrade. According to the Daily Mail… “A millionaire Chinese businessman has bulldozed the wooden huts and muddy roads where he grew up – and built luxury homes for the people who lived there.” Xiong Shuihua, the 54-year-old philanthropist behind the project, did not have a lot of money growing up. Xiong says that when he was young the residents of his community were always very supportive of him and his

The “Brockettship” – The World’s First Circular Keyboard (Video)

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Boston-based PianoArc prides itself on its innovative and creative keyboard designs. The “Brockettship” is the world’s first “circular keyboard controller”, according to its designers. This reinvented version of the piano offers more keys and freedom of play. According to PianoArc… “The “Brockettship” [was] used by Brockett Parsons on the Lady Gaga Born This Way 2012-2013 tour. We strive to re-imagine the world of keyboard performance and deliver ground breaking, performance grade keyboard creations.”   The PinaoArc team consists of innovative technicians,

Find Out How This Bear Was Caught In This Viral Photo (Video)

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Last month, an incredible photograph of a bear examining and seemingly using a tripod-mounted camera in southeastern British Columbia went viral. For a wildlife photographer, whose goal is to capture animals up close and personal, an epic shot like this can be a once in a lifetime opportunity. But how exactly was a photograph like this taken? Especially when the bear appears to be in charge of the camera? Well, earlier this month wildlife photographers Dianne Ethier, Heidi Henke, and Jim Lawrence (the

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